Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hansel and Gretel

Well, just Gretel, actually.

A hat pattern named Gretel.

I'm probably 2/3 of the way through with this, and it's really a pleasure to knit. Interesting cables, but not too complicated. (meaning I haven't royally screwed it up yet, knock wood!) What is a little disconcerting is that 96 stitches have been increased to 192 stitches, which is more like a sweater in circumference than a simple little hat. I just tumbled to the fact that I can do it simply in the round on 24" circs instead of magic looping it. That makes it a bit less fiddley.

I sincerely hope that this will be a hat that looks sensible on me. Close-fitting hats look dorky on me. I'm doing this in the slouchiest size, using yarn left over from the Minimalist sweater. And there should be enough left to also make a pair of matching hand-warmers.

1 comment:

Carrie Penny said...

It is looking great on the needles! I know what you mean about tight hats looking dorky on you I have the same problem all of the time with the type of hats I love knitting and what I actually can wear w/o looking stupid. I have however noticed that color and texture make it look less so and what I make them myself I can make it fit alot better than and OTC hat.