Monday, March 12, 2012

Hat Challenge FO #3: Pashmina Sockhead Hat

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So my self-imposed Hat Challenge has actually been going really well!  This is hat #3 from the full list of 6, using both the yarns and patterns I decided on.  I like this whole list thing!

This hat was really fun to knit, due in large part to the yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in the colorway Chambray.  It's a very, very delicate blue, and although I wasn't sure how I'd like it since I wear a lot of greys that don't complement this color.  After wearing it with my outfit from Saturday for photos and for real with a flannel shirt today, I think it's safe to say that this hat is totally wearable.  I think it looks great with charcoal, and it's super slouchy and warm.  I will definitely be making more of these hats - actually, I already have another cast on!

Just as a warning, I was totally lazy on gauge.  After not quite getting gauge on the needles recommended for the pattern, I decided to use a size smaller for the ribbing and the recommended needles for the stockinette.  It worked out fine, and the hat fits really well.

Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in colorway Chambray
Yardage: About 300 yards of a 360-yard skein
Needles: Size 2 US (2.75 mm) Addi Turbo Lace 16" circular for ribbing, Size 2.5 US (3.0 mm) Addi Turbo Lace 16" circular for stockinette, Size 2.5 Hiya Hiya DPNs for crown
Modifications: None.  This pattern is awesome!

1 comment:

Andy Ducat said...

had varieties of
to see.