FO: Habitat Hat

teejtc's picture

Finished it!

Details, for those who care, on my blog.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

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garyhrx's picture

I love the hat. I have

I love the hat. I have started mine but it drives me crazy as I hate charts...so I write it out long hand. Thanks for the info on row 21 as It really didn't make sense to me.

MMario's picture

So true! Time, Talent and

So true! Time, Talent and treasure - but in far too many cases the former two are ignored because of the third.

Tim: The hat is great. Be

Tim: The hat is great. Be proud. You are a talented guy Sir.

Banjo Lee Jones
http://banjoleeknits.blogspot.com/

Great looking hat! Cabling?

Great looking hat! Cabling? I'm too scared!

madhatter7zero's picture

I love the hat, but I love

I love the hat, but I love your T-Shirt even better...... where did you get it?

www.earthtodavid.com

teejtc's picture

I presume you're talking

I presume you're talking about the Yarrn! T-shirt... I got it from x-treme geek.com

The yarrn! t-shirt page is:
http://www.x-tremegeek.com/templates/TshirtStoreDetail.asp?StyleID=184

If you google "yarrrn t-shirt" you'll find a few other places that sell them too, but x-treme geek is a fun website to play around with.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

ManMadeKnits's picture

If you were a nun, it'd be a

If you were a nun, it'd be a habitat habit-hat!

robinhoodvandal's picture

Gorgeous. Did you ever hear

Gorgeous. Did you ever hear from Jared on row 21? It seems we all manage to figure it out, but a definitive answer or correction would be nice.

teejtc's picture

I heard from him today. The

I heard from him today. The official answer is to add 2 Knit stitches at the end of the pattern on row 21. Essentially, pretend the last two stitches on the chart are white instead of gray.

(You then skip those 2 knits on the LAST time knitting the pattern in order to move the starting point for the round 22.)

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Kerry's picture

Great hat, great model.

Great hat, great model.

I really like the look to

I really like the look to this; it would mean extra work, but it looks like a great pattern for the helmet liners our local groups are making for the troops or maybe an even better chemo hat. Where could I get the pattern? I searched google and found aHabitat Hat pattern for sale, is that the one, or do you know of a free one?
BOCTAOE!

teejtc's picture

It's a buy pattern by Jared

It's a buy pattern by Jared (BrooklynTweed) - His work is fantastic. You can check out his blog at: http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/. A direct link to the Habitat post is here.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I just got this pattern as I find it a bit challenging because it is Charted, but it is a fantastic hat. How long did it take you to make? Nice color by the way!

teejtc's picture

I'm sure you could pull the

I'm sure you could pull the chart off. I'm TOTALLY NOT a chart guy. I'd typically rather the pattern were 20 pages long but written out in long hand. (Don't like charts in tatting either, for some reason, they're difficult for me.)

Either way, it took me about 2 weeks of relaxed knitting (I also had to re-start it twice because of dumb mistakes). The last couple of days were just sitting because I was confused about one of the rows. For someone like you, it's probably a 1-week project or less (honestly, I'm not just blowing rose petals up your backside) :-)

Grace and Peace,
`tim

crmartin's picture

Beautiful hat and eye's ;-).

Beautiful hat and eye's ;-). I have added this hat to my ever growing queue.

Randy

teejtc's picture

awww... *blush*

awww... *blush*

QueerJoe's picture

Excellent yarn and great

Excellent yarn and great pattern choice. The picture shows a subtle stripe which looks quite fine. And just in time for the upcoming cold weather.

You do know that your whole congregation is going to want one now, right?

teejtc's picture

he he he... I was going to

he he he... I was going to make one for our harvest festival (first weekend of October) but I don't think I'm going to knit anything - it always gets lumped in with the other knit stuff and goes for dollar or two. I'd rather give them away as gifts (I think I AM going to make one for one of the guys in our church though).

It's remarkably comfortable. I've always been a little scared of wool, but I'm loving it more and more.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

MMario's picture

Handcrafts being sold

Handcrafts being sold through a church are debatable; I finally got to the point where I would just donate the cash it would cost me to make the item since normally they would end up selling it for less.

we used to hand craft Christmas wreaths (gathered the greens, made the backs out of natural materials, each one hand crafted, usually with several different greens, hand decorated, etc, etc, etc.) We couldn't get even $10 each for them, though less elaborate wreaths at the florists were selling for $45 and $50 bucks!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

teejtc's picture

Crafts are always such a

Crafts are always such a crap-shoot. I once spent about 100 hours tatting an edging for a hankey and it sold for $10... another time I put in a handful of little berry knit hats and they went for $15 each. My general rule is that no matter how much work I put into something, if I honestly can't be willing to see it go for 50 cents, I don't put it in a church sale. It isn't that people don't care, or even (I think) that there aren't people who understand how much work goes into projects; I think it's just that people get overwhelmed and those realities don't play into it when the auctioneer holds the item up.

Our harvest festival is kind of the highlight of the year in our congregation... soup/pie/etc. and a little auction. I think often getting people to donate what they've worked on is more valuable than ensuring things are "well paid for" -- does that make sense?

Grace and Peace,
`tim