Monday, September 26, 2005

It's a cone hat!

So the KnitPicks yarn arrived in the mail on Friday. I decided to knit a cone hat for my friend who could really use a warm winter hat. So this is out of 45 Fun and Fanciful Hats to Knit. I originally started out on a 24" needle and almost wrecked my wrists, so I acquired a 16" needle and all is well. Knitting in the round on 1 circ is really nice when doing fair isle, because you don't ever have to worry about shorting a float across needles and causing your garment to pucker.

Here is the yarn. Pretty, no?

Here's what I've done with the hat so far. I changed the colors from bright to "guy" so that he'd like the hat.

I'm having trouble figuring out exactly where these double decreases go. Anna Zilboorg conveniently leaves that information out. It's fairly obvious when in the middle of the round, but what do you do when you get to the next round? Do you decrease across the two, or do you just decrease the one?

In other news, my first large skein is done (the other one doesn't count). My wife says she will knit a scarfy-looking thing out of it.

Not bad, really. It's getting better, no?


Anonymous said...

Great hat! Love the colors!

Pumpkinmama said...

Love the 1st skein - that must feel great. Thanks for the advice on my upcoming spinning adventure.

Kenny said...

Those are lovely colors. What knitpicks yarn are those? What size needles are you using?