Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hat Challenge FO #1: Buffalo Gal Eyelet Hat


Yet another finished object, hooray!  I finished the first Hat Challenge hat three or four weeks ago, washed it a couple days ago and wove in the ends on Monday.  As soon as the ends were woven in, I put it on and didn't take it off for hours.


Because it is so, so cozy.


The yarn really bloomed with washing, which gave it a lovely halo and softness.  I can't even tell that the yarn was thick-and-thin anymore.  I love the color, and I love (love love love) the finished object - it has the perfect amount of slouch.  I think this hat will get a ton of wear.


Pattern: #09 Eyelet Cap by Cathy Carron, from Vogue Knitting Fall 2009
Yarn: Buffalo Gals Homage to the New World
Yardage: Almost all of a 360-yard skein
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm) US Addi Turbos
Modifications:  I knit the ribbing a little shorter.  The pattern calls for an 8" brim, and I only knit for 6" because I was running out of yarn.  In the end, I think the brim is exactly the right length as is, and if I were to knit it again I would make the same change.

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