I finally finished another project. My new career has put a serious dent in my knitting time!
Anyhoo, this is the Brattleboro Hat. The pattern is in the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Knits.
My daughter modeled the hat for me...so I blurred out her face for safety reasons.
I've gotta tell you that the decreases on this hat really threw me for a loop. I just could not figure out how to make the instructions work with the pattern, and although I finally got a hold of the designer, I did not find her "clarifications" to be very helpful.
After knitting seven decrease rounds, I didn't like what I was doing, so I tinked and contemplated. I had a brainstorm, tried again, and figured it out (my notes are on my Ravelry project page, and I'll blog about the project soon).
The pattern, overall, is not difficult. I just wish I'd used a smaller needle (I used 5.0 mm). My daughter says the fit is just fine though.
You can't really tell in the pictures, but there is a sort-of faux button band.
I just love the buttons, which I got B1G1 today at Joann's. Yay! My daughter loves them too.
Oh...I used 65 grams of Malabrigo. The color is Bijou Blue. It is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s yarn!! The ribbed band really shows it off well...
The neatest thing about this project is that my daughter, who is in her first year of college, looked at me and said, "If you have time, you can make me one."
Now, what would you have done?
I told her it now belongs to her.
She has NEVER ever once asked me to make her anything. In fact, she has never expressed much interest in anything I've ever made.
This is her first long visit home from college. I think this hat (along with the other good memories from Thanksgiving) are the start of something beautiful.
Thanks for looking at my project and "listening."
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! :muah: