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Double-knit hat

I made this last year (I don’t know why I didn’t post it at the time…). I wanted a really warm hat for winter. The wind here tends to find its way through knitted stitches easily. So I tried double-knitting. Double-knitting is a method where you knit two strands at a time (usually one with your left and one with your right hand) to make a double, reversible fabric. It’s a bit hard to get the tension right when double-knitting (for me, at least, because I’m not used to knitting with my left hand), that’s why one side looks a bit funky.

I knitted it in acrylic yarn, in burnt orange and brown mix. The orange yarn is the same I used for Bella’s mittens.

Reversible hat

Both sides of the reversible hat

The pattern is “Not-your-grandma’s-double-knit Hat” by Jenanne Hassler over at Knitty.

 

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Knitted hat and scarf… by my mom!

I had the most incredible holiday gift this year. My mom took the time to knit this hat and the matching scarf for me. I was thrilled!

Hat & Scarf

Hat & Scarf

Thanks mom!

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Backlog Project: Slouchy Hat

I wanted a slouchy hat for winter. I used dark red curly yarn and the “Another Slouchy Hat” pattern by sleepycat. The pattern said if we wanted it more slouchy we could add a couple of rows, and I did, but it ended up too slouchy… Now I don’t know what to do with it!

Slouchy Hat (with my hand for scale)

Slouchy Hat (with my hand for scale)

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Backlog Project: Baby Hat

This cute little hat was made for a friend’s baby shower. I used the Baby Bear Hat pattern by Katie Kent and yarn from the stash I received from my mom when I started knitting.

Baby Hat

Baby Hat

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Backlog project: Tea-Cosy Hat

 

So I wanted a warm hat for winter because I had lost mine (still can’t find it… It was one of those aviator style hats with the ear flaps, so warm! And the fuzzy inside matched the one in my coat!). When I saw this post on Craftster, I knew I hat to make it!

Unfortunately, it didn’t go as well as I hoped. I knew nothing of gauge at that point, so the hat is too big for my head! And it’s not as warm as I thought it would be! In the harsh Canadian winter, it doesn’t do the job!

I don’t have an official photo, but here is one from my trip to Washington, D.C.

Me in front of the Washington monument, with my hat!

Me in front of the Washington monument, with my hat!

Here’s the link to the pattern, if you want to try it:

http://www.woollywormhead.co.uk/userimages/WW016FTeaCozyHat.pdf

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