My Herringbone Hat

February 26th, 2008 | View Comments

My Herringbone Hat

Pattern: My Herringbone Hat
Yarn: A Malabrigo-like handpainted, chunky handspun wool, in an unknown colorway purchased from eBay
Needles: Addi Turbos, US 10 (6mm)

I’ve was hoping for nice-ish weather so I could photograph this outside, but this is the forecast for the rest of the week:

So we’ll have to make do with a photo of me, sitting in front of my very cluttered bulletin board.

I am an obsessive matchy-matchy sort of person, and it has long bothered me that my My So-Called Scarf had no companion for my head.

I had already started swatching the herringbone pattern, trying to figure out how to best convert it to the round, when I randomly Googled “my so-called hat” and found moonfrog’s pattern.

End of swatching. Cast on!

I sort of winged it with the size of the hat, wrapping the band around my head until it seemed right, and then picking up stitches until I ran out of space.

One Super Bowl and several episodes of American Gladiator later (it took several episodes because I have irresistible urges to jump up and down and pump iron while watching that show, and I have yet to figure out how to juggle free weights and knitting needles at the same time), I have a matchy-matchy hat!

My Herringbone Hat

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CogKnition posted this on February 26th, 2008 @ 8:45pm in Finished Objects, Hats & Mittens | Permalink to "My Herringbone Hat"

1 Comment

  1. Natalie says:

    Your hat is beautiful. I love the colors! I like when you don’t have to swatch.