Knotty But Nice Hat

ilhiker's picture

I started this hat at home then took it to Colorado to finish. Once there, I realized it was a bit more intricate than I could focus on, so I brought it home and finished here. It's made with acrylic. I am going to make another one with good wool because I think the uniformity of the stitching may be better with animal fiber.
Mark

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Nehkhasi's picture

Beautiful hat and I look

Beautiful hat and I look forward to seeing it whatever animal fibers you choose!

Potter's picture

I like that pattern. It looks

I like that pattern. It looks weaved. Is it difficult to do?

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That did turn out quite

That did turn out quite nicely...I was wondering why you didn't knit on it in Allenspark, though.

hrypotter's picture

Nice looking hat! I agree

Nice looking hat! I agree that animal fiber would be a major upgrade in appearance and in feel. My favorite of late is alpaca. Enjoy.

ilhiker's picture

I really like alpaca too. I

I really like alpaca too. I also have some really nice Peruvian Highland wool that might work too. I am thinking a lighter color to show off the cabling better as well. I have a bit of time before the cool winter air hits, so I will continue my search. Thanks for the suggestion.

Mark

SAPBrown's picture

Beautiful Hat! I really like

Beautiful Hat! I really like the pattern.
A natural fiber will wear better. Let me sum up my experience with acrylic hats with one word- Cowlicks. My hair is thick which might be a contributing factor. Anyone with thin hair (not thinning hair... jk) care to weigh in? Cabling is such much fun, especially seeing the pattern develop with each row.

ilhiker's picture

Thanks for the compliment.

Thanks for the compliment. You can find the hat here... http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTknotty.php

I have a cowlick...I understand completely!

Mark

Tom Hart's picture

That is one good-looking hat.

That is one good-looking hat. It makes me wish I wore hats like that. I could see how a project like that would be tough to focus on in a social-knitting situation. I think you might be right about using animal hair but I bet if you put the acrylic hat through the wash with some fabric softener, it might even out a little. I seem to remember hearing that about knitted acrylic items...

ilhiker's picture

It will go in with my darker

It will go in with my darker clothing this weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the suggestion.

Mark