05 November 2006

mad hatter

a ways back my sister and i were at a concert with some friends of mine. a friend of mine mentioned that i had knit her a necklace. my sister turned to me and was all, "you knit??" and that is how i was outed to my family. as a knitter.

i fully expected shock. maybe some awe. intead she carefully examined the crowd and pointed to a twentysomething girl. "that. can you make me that hat?" yes, yes i can. yes, yes i did.

the pattern is for the london beanie. it seemed easy enough and not too heavy. beginning the first inch or so with ribbing and switching to stockinette seemed really weird, but makes for a nice simple hat that won't roll at the bottom or slide off your head.

this was knit with worsted weight wool in violet and black on size 7 double points in the round. and completed in about three days worth of subway rides. the stripes were done by switching colors every other row, and carrying the yarn. (i'm really anti-working in ends.)

i'm not sure whether to leave the ends dangling, make a braid, a pom pom, a tassel, or work them in. thoughts are welcome.



Blogger Dave said...

I think you should ask your sister what she wants on *her* hat. :-)

8:34 PM  
Blogger Me said...

I think a braid would look great :o)

8:52 PM  
Blogger knitten ninja said...

i'd ask my sister her opinion, but it's a christmas gift. so i have to keep it all hush hush secret. i think this calls for advance decision making.

11:54 AM  

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