Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sick One, Knit Two

I hate being sick. But, I always try to look on the bright side of things. So, sick means lots of knitting time. Here's the second knit project I've started and completed this week...

I really wanted to make a new hat for a friend of mine that's going through chemo. And, I really wanted to use a ball of the Knitpicks Comfy yarn that I recently purchased. I had trouble finding a pattern that only needs 110 yards or less of yarn. So, the last project became a cowl...which I love and you can see in the previous post. I kept searching and found the "Button-Tab Hat" pattern on Ravelry. I wasn't sure if I had enough yarn but I decided to go for it. I really like it's simple, clean lines, wide band/brim, the button(s), and lack of holes (important when you have a lack of hair). I wasn't crazy about the tab though. So, I made my own version. I used just under one ball of Comfy yarn in Sea Foam, 16" circular needles in size 7, size 7 dpns, and one stitch marker. Here's how I did it...

CO 84, place marker and join in the round, knit one row, do 12 rows (or about 2”) of k2/p2 ribbing for the brim, purl one row, knit 25 rows or until it measures about 6” from co edge and then decrease…
Round 1: k2tog, k3, rep from (70 sts)
Rounds 2,4,6,8: Knit
Round 3: k2tog, k2, rep from (56 sts)
Round 5: k2tog, k1, rep from (42 sts)
Round 7: k2tog rep from (28 sts)
Round 9: k2tog rep from (14 sts)
Round 10: k2tog seven times (7 sts)

Cut yarn and weave tail through the remaining seven stitches, fasten off, weave in the ends and attach button(s).

I think it worked out pretty well. And, I had enough yarn! Yay! It's super soft. I hope she likes it.

This seems to be a stubborn flu/cold...whatever it is. So...hmmmmm?...what will I knit next??


jomamma said...

Hope you feel better soon. Cute cap.

Sel and Poivre said...

Awww - I hope you feel better soon! BTW I mentioned your breast cancer challenge at the guild meeting last night to another knitter without using the name of your blog and she immediately said..."Oh is that the one on Acorn to Oak?" You have international recognition!

Acorn to Oak said...

Oh my gosh...That's so cool! Thanks for telling me that. I don't often get a lot of comments and sometimes wonder if anyone or very many people are reading my blog. You made my day! :-)

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

I love this hat. It's really cute and the fact that it's 110 yards is a bonus. Thanks for the pattern.