Koolhaas

Is anyone interested in joining along on the Koolhaas hat from IK Holiday Gifts? I have other WIPs but I just couldn’t resist casting on for this. I’m using Malabrigo.

i really do like that hat. every time i look at it, it makes me think of acorns. i’ll have to think about casting on, though. i have a slew of other knitting to do for christmas. thank goodness i’ve already started. :eyes:

Sounds fun! I have a lot of things that need finishing but its a really cool hate so I will join you in a KAL. I have a yummy Handpainted Baby Alpaca that I got from [I]My Favorite Yarn Shop[/I] at the Shenadoah Valley Fiber Fest this past weekend.

I love that pattern!! I need to finish some OTNs first though. I bet it will be yummy in Mmmmmmmmm!

I am thinking of making that for me in Mmmmm as well. If if turns out OK, I have more yarn to make one for my oldest DD. :woot:

I have Koolhaas in my queue. I’m still looking for some hot pink washable yarn for it, because that’s the color my niece wants for her hat. :smiley:

Well I frogged my first attempt with the mmmm. Not that the yarn isn’t great. Might be my tension but I didn’t like how the stitch definition didn’t show up too well. Could have been the colorway too. Anyway, I started over with Cider Moon Glacier and I am much happier. I’ll take a pic tomorrow!

I got through the ribbing part and just started the pattern. Ugh! It really takes a ton of concentration.

Here’s a link to a pic of the ribbing. I really love the yarn I am using.

That color is great! It does take a bit of concentration. But I am tring again with no cable needle (thanks to Grumperina’s tutorial) and it is going great. I had tried once without the cable needle and didn’t really “get” it. But it seemed to have clicked.

Here are a couple pics. The first one shows the colors the best.

Done! I just love the pattern and the decreases are so ingenious in maintaining the pattern. Not using a cable needle is definitely the way to go especially with it just being 1 stitch cables.

I’ll definitely do another in some different yarn.


ANd one more cute pic!

:yay: Great job and what a cute model!

OMGosh! I LOVE it!

I am SO froggign the crappy Knifty Knitter loomed hat that DH wanted :ick: …and making him this.

You should! It went really fast.

Count me in. I LOVE the look of this cap. I bought some green Pastazza and some brown Cascade 220 yesterday for this project. I should have just checked my stash since it only take one skein. I have some unused Malabrigo around here as well. I just need to grab my needles and pick which yarn to start with.
:think:

Can you download the pattern? I want one too!!!

My Koolhaas is still in the beginning stages. I have gotten side tracked with some Xmas projects and haven’t had a chance to get back to knitting the hat. :frowning: I hope to get working on it again soon.

No, it is in the Holiday Gifts issue. But I have seen it in stores still, so you should be able to buy it. I just saw it today actually.

What is the book called… would I be able to get it here in England?

It’s Interweave Knits Magazine, Holiday Issue 2007.
Here’s a link to their website
http://www.interweaveknits.com/

I cast on Koolhaas this morning. I have the ribbed band finished and now need to switch needles. Still at work, so I may not get the time…I think I brought the size 8s.