Saturday, July 9, 2011

Baby Squash Hat

I spend the evening watching The Killing and knitting a Baby Squash Hat.

the pattern is from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant.

I adjusted the pattern to fit my yarn. The pattern calls for size 6 needles but I didn't have a set available. I used Lily Chin Designer Collection Grammercy (this is how it is spelled on the label) on a size 5 needle. The pattern calls for cast-on of 64 but I added 8 sts to make the hat large enough for a baby.

It was a quick knit and I like the look of the hat. I have a few skeins of this yarn that I've not used. I got it on deep discount 4 years back. The "Lily Chin Designer Collection" yarn didn't sell very well. It was pricier than comparable yarns. The yarn split easily and untwisted as I was casting-on. Once I got into the knitting, the yarn didn't split.

I have about half the skein left and plan on making a second hat because it was such an easy and quick knit I could have it be my travel knitting.

I picked up the yarn to knit socks. I still might knit a pair but on a size 3 needle.

here are some photos of the finished hat.
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I liked this hat pattern enough to make a similar hat but adding further "knitter's choice" to the pattern. Blogging about that hat soon. 

1 comment:

JulieW8 said...

Odd - on my labels it's "Gramercy."