1970's Stocking Cap

albert's picture

I dipped into my oddballs bag and knit up this version of the 70's stocking cap. I used remnants of some Aussiewool yarn. I made it up as I knit, so there is no pattern. I needed a shot of bright color after my last project. I am presently awaiting delivery of some knitpicks yarn for my next sweater- I'm taking a break from the spinning for a bit. Also while waiting I am going to look into magic loop as small diameter round knitting has become my bete noir (sp?).

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RareSteek's picture

Love the colours. How can

Love the colours. How can anyone not smile to see such a hat passing them on the street? What weight of wool and needle size did you use, Albert? And, I take it from your previous comments that it is knit flat and seamed? Great hat though. How long is it? You should next do one a metre long at least. :-) (Get him, giving other people more knitting projects to do! lol)

albert's picture

Alan, the yarn is kniting

Alan, the yarn is kniting worsted weight and the needles are U.S. size 8. I knit this hat in the round starting with a circ and ending with three dpn's.

murfpapa's picture

Totally groovy! Fantastic

Totally groovy! Fantastic colors....just absolutely stunning!

albert's picture

Thank you, it was a groovy

Thank you, it was a groovy era!

TomH's picture

Very, very festive.

Very, very festive.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog That 's just pefect for the left over yarn. I am saving for a sweater myself. Great Looking Hat!

MasonM's picture

Very good looking hat. The

Very good looking hat. The detail work is great. I really need to start working with more than color LOL

Mason

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albert's picture

It's really not as difficult

It's really not as difficult as you might think. I'd suggest practicing with two-handed knitting for two color knitting. It is awkward for a while, but once you get the hang of it your possibilities open up.

MasonM's picture

You inspired me and I just

You inspired me and I just started my first attempt at Intarsia. In the round.

Mason

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albert's picture

I have read that intarsia

I have read that intarsia can be done in the round, but I have not tried it. Please let us all know about your experience, I am very interested in this idea.

MasonM's picture

Yeah I've read several

Yeah I've read several articles about doing it in the round but after a few rows have already changed my mind, frogged it, and switched to flat. I have to learn to seam some time LOL

Best to learn to do the Intarsia correctly first, and then adapt it to in the round.

Mason

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YarnGuy716's picture

That is an awesome looking

That is an awesome looking hat! A great stash buster too, use up all those odd bits and balls that we insist on hanging on to.

I use magic loop for all of my sock knitting. I love it! When I was shown how to do it, it actually took longer to cast on the stitches than it did to pick up how to do the technique. I rarely use DPNs now.

Whoever wears that will

Whoever wears that will really enjoy it! And as for the envy from any passer by who sees it...

Tis a nice hat! Very

Tis a nice hat! Very groovy!

kylewilliam's picture

that hat makes me smile! :)

that hat makes me smile! :) super cool!!

Kyle

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BuduR's picture

What a wonderful hat Albert,

What a wonderful hat Albert, I love the colors, I always get into knitting with dark colors during the winter, you did a fantastic job!

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LOVE it!!! The colors take

LOVE it!!! The colors take me back :-)

Luke

robinhoodvandal's picture

That is amazing. I just knit

That is amazing.

I just knit a pair of armwarmers and used magic loop for one of them. It was nice not to have to deal with all the points on the DPNs, but I knit really tightly and for some reason I had more trouble with sliding things along using magic loop than I do when I knit larger things in the round on circs. I preferred the DPNs which I was really not expecting. I also use a denise st of circs and they aren't ideal for magic loop since the cable is thinker than some and has more memory. If you take your knitting around with you though, magic loop is great for keeping all your stitches without needing six million little point protectors.

YarnGuy716's picture

Sounds like what is

Sounds like what is happening is you're pulling so tight that your stitches are snug on the cable, which of course makes them even tighter on the needle. Don't know what to suggest to help other than trying to loosen up, which I know can be difficult if you are just a tight knitter.

I always use friction to warm the needle cable which helps get rid of some of the curl to it. Just run the cable in the bend of your leg (while wearing long pants or you'll get on heck of a brush burn). Then hold it out straight so it cools. I find it helps get rid of the tight curl to the cable.

Kenny's picture

That is so cute!

That is so cute!

albert's picture

Thank you. It's liberating.

Thank you. It's liberating.

purlyman's picture

Albert, That's so great!

Albert, That's so great! So great to come up with something without a pattern. 100% inspiration and it looks great.