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??