Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Finley is Finished!

I finished another Sockhead Hat!  It's a free pattern on Ravelry and the second one I've made.
I love it!  It's comfortable, easy, looks great on, and it's a great pattern for multi-colored sock yarn.
You can see my first one HERE and HERE.  

This one is made from yarn that was dyed by a friend of mine at Inner Yarn Zen.  This colorway is called, "Finley".  I love the browns and blues (more turquoise in person).  Hubby loved the colors too and was excited when I started knitting a hat for him with it.  It was fun to watch the turquoise spiral up as I knitted it.  Then, it started to pool in these really cool shapes.  It's looks a little like tie-dye.


This pattern has a wide four inch band of ribbing that folds over nicely.
It works great to keep ears warm.  The sock yarn makes the hat comfortable and not bulky.
I used a size two, circular needle and a set of double points to knit it.


The pattern creates a slouchy hat.  I made this one a little less slouchy for hubby.
When it's on him, it doesn't have much slouch.  He's at work right now though.
So, I used my handy dandy glass head for a model.



I weighed the hat and the leftover yarn and I was excited to see that the hat took exactly half.
That means I have plenty to make another hat for me or something else in these pretty colors.


11 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Beautiful yarn and a nice hat!

Cindie said...

Very fun - I love the way the colors pooled!
I might have to go get that pattern to have for a knitting on the go project.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors and the neat design it makes. I need to start knitting or crocheting again. I always love it! Have a good week!

KarenB said...

I should make that for Ken's hike next Fall. It would be perfect. You should make a matching one for you. :-)

September Violets said...

This is gorgeous yarn, and I love the finished hat!! Wendy x

benita said...

Matching hats would be cool! I like how the top pattern once you started the decreases match the ribbing on the bottom.

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, those colors make my heart sing! Great way they pool in the hat-no wonder you want to make one right after the next....

Jo said...

Oooh look at the colour combinations, they have turned out really well, I thought I saw a map of the UK for a minute! Jo x

Tammy said...

Great hat! The colors are really nice. Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

Quinn said...

I love those colors! Actually, I like what brown does for most other colors. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the remaining yarn :)

Roxie said...

Love the way the colors pool. Well-dyed yarn!