Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hatamaran 2016: I'm on a BOAT!


A few weeks ago, my friend Sara and I were hanging out and talking about our yarn stashes - y'know, as one does - and the topic of a hat challenge came up. I had just finished some work knitting, and she was in between projects, so we decided to come up with some projects and a silly name featuring a boat pun (cause why not), and thus:

HATAMARAN 2016 was born!

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Our challenge, if we chose to accept it:

5 hat patterns of our choice.
5 skeins of yarn each.
7 days.

Did we do it? HECK YEAH WE DID.

(I may or may not have gotten too big for my britches and cast on for an extra Hatamaran project, and theeeennnnn I might have been up until 2 am the night we finished because of my stunning brilliance and foresight... but we're not going to talk about that.)

And so, without further ado, here are the HATAMARANS: conveniently organized from least to most silly!


saratalusfo3 coryreversus

Pattern: Talus by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted, colorway Ogre
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Pattern: Reversus by The Restless Knitter
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK, colorway Sugar Plum
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saralazlofo2 corypip

Pattern: Lazlo Beanie by Danielle Morgan
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Cachet, colorway Steel Horse
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Pattern: Pip by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: Black Trillium Fibre Studio Pebble Worsted, colorway Super Happy Fun!
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saracamasfo1 corycamas

Pattern: Camas by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted MCN, colorway Rainwater
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Pattern: Camas by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: House of A La Mode Stunning DK, colorway Forest Nymph
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saracairnfo1 corycairn2

Pattern: Cairn by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran, colorway Good Old Days
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Pattern: Cairn by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky, colorway Edison Bulb
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saralolofo3 coryfidrafo

Pattern: Lolo by Jared Flood
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Scholar 2.0, colorway Magnet and Steel
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Pattern: Fidra by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Malabrigo Mecha, colorway Plomo

And because I had an extra Hatamaran project, here's the last one!

Pattern: Breony by Kat Riddell
Yarn: Black Trillium Fibre Studio Quadra, colorway Black Opal


Hope you all had as much fun following along - in this post or on Instagram - as we did sending each other photos of hats and boat puns! :D

Happy Wednesday, friends!


Kat Riddell said...

Looks like you two had a blast! I love all those hats-you guys had some great yarns to work with!

Erin said...

This is awesome! Your color palettes are so different but both work so well with the patterns you chose. I'm inspired!

Turbo said...

Fun challenge!

donnarossa said...

What a fun challenge! So great to see your pattern choices. Your fingers must be burning after this week full of knitting ;-)