Now with pictures

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I finally figured out how to work the card reader and memory card for my camera. [A greatly appreciated gift from Quinton, as you may recall.]

Anyhow, I recently completed a chemo cap in TLC Cotton Plus, based upon the "Godric's Hollow" pattern by Mag Ramselaar on Ravelry. I adapted it to a smaller needle and less stitches, also decreasing the crown more drastically than the original pattern required. [To be honest I misunderstood the pattern - So much for my advice that you thoroughly read a pattern before starting a new project. ;-P ] The pattern spirals to the left because I'm left-handed, of course.

These pictures show the overall hat; a close up of the pattern; the crown, and how it looks on one of my penguin collection. Further information can be found on my projects page at Ravelry.

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Kerry's picture

Good looking hat, I love the

Good looking hat, I love the colour.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, Kerry. That was

Thank you, Kerry. That was one of the reasons I was glad I remembered that yarn was in my stash.

phew's picture

Finally a picture! I remember

Finally a picture! I remember when you told us that Quinton had given you the camera. I was beginning to think that you really don't knit but are just a kind gentleman who is gracious enough to complement all of us who do. The cap is wonderful and as everyone has said the color is perfect to brighten up ones day, which you have done for me. Thanks Joe. John

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

My goodness, John, spare me

My goodness, John, spare me my blushes. Even though I do try to be a kind and gentle man.

Seriously, I do appreciate the compliments that I've received from you and others of my peers here at MWK. And as for actually knitting....I think that would depend on who you spoke with. LOL Normally I work almost exclusively on socks but these past couple of hats have been fun. [Well, overall, anyway.] I guess it's time to break out of my comfort zone and push the limits again. Maybe a sweater will finally happen.

One of my hopes and wishes in the cap is for the recipient to have a brighter day and I'm pleased to hear that you all agree that this color will help achieve that. And that it has helped brighten your day as well.

Thank you.

GLADDINGVANDERIPE's picture

I love the texture of the hat

I love the texture of the hat really nice!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you. It is a lovely

Thank you. It is a lovely texture and a very simple and elegant design. The softness of the yarn pairs very well with it.

ronhuber's picture

Great work. I love the happy

Great work. I love the happy colour.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, Ron. A great

Thank you, Ron. A great compliment and much appreciated.

Crafty Andy's picture

Great color. Hey you did a

Great color. Hey you did a great job even if you did not understand the instructions

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, Andy. The original

Thank you, Andy. The original pattern would have added another 2 to 3 inches of body to the hat, which wasn't what I wanted in the first place. This turned out okay and I'd even consider doing it again. Even though drawn up crowns aren't my first choice for ending a cap/hat.

colamanknits's picture

Joe, the color, pattern and

Joe, the color, pattern and work are beautiful. The last picture is just too cute for words.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you very much. I

Thank you very much. I appreciate the kind words. He's one of my many favorite penguins.

Bill's picture

Joe, perhaps you need to join

Joe, perhaps you need to join this group?
http://www.ravelry.com/people/KnitsWithPenguins

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Bill, you dear man...I never

Bill, you dear man...I never even thought about checking into a Ravelry group for penguin fans. Shouldn't surprise me, given the diversity shown there. Thanks for the heads up; I'll check into it.

Bill's picture

(grin)

(grin)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you very much. He's one

Thank you very much. He's one of my many favorite penguins.

ETA: Ooops...got impatient after hitting "save".

ilhiker's picture

Excellent hat, Joe! The color

Excellent hat, Joe! The color is very bright and cheerful. Like Terry, I am going to investigate the pattern as well. I like how it spirals. I assume because I am right-handed, my spirals will go to the right. Yes?
Good job figuring out the camera. Technology isn't easy sometimes.

Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yes, Mark, your spirals will

Yes, Mark, your spirals will go to the right. If you twisted the stitches to mimic a left hand spiral, they would look like a staircase instead of a fairly smooth line because of the way you'd shift the twist. Which actually would be an interesting design feature, come to think of it. Hmmm.......

Thunderhorse54's picture

I love this hat....I think

I love this hat....I think I'm going to go find the pattern. My sister collects penguins as well. I made her a penguin quilt and a pair of penguin earrings. Terry

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I have lots of penguin items

I have lots of penguin items and keep adding more through gifts from friends and family. I can't even begin to say how many I actually have as they are scattered all through the house.

This pattern is actually not to complicated but I do recommend reading all the notes on people's projects as that is how I found that the original 120 stitches were just too many for my needs. Same with the original needle sizes. This is a project where gauge swatches will be helpful and a willingness to rip and repeat once you start the hat.