Sunday, June 16, 2013

FO: Long Leaves Beanie

Back in November I bought Weekend Hats, by Cecily Glowik Macdonald and Melissa Labarre. I actually made a list of the hats I most wanted to make out of the book and I've finally made number 4 in that list. (In fact, of those 5 the only one I haven't yet knitted is the Glashutte Hat.)
Long Leaves Beanie
I knitted this hat up while on the long drive to the ocean with my family for Fathers' day. And on the long way home! I mostly followed the pattern, except that I used a larger needle and compensated by casting on one repeat fewer. Then, of course instead of working the chart twice I had to stop short at one and a half, which then affected the decreases. But it all worked out in the end, and it fits very nicely!

I'm not sure whether I want to give this one up! Usually my knits end up as gifts but part of me really wants to hold on to this one. Especially since it's a memory of a nice beach trip!

And now for the worst picture ever, in which I try desperately to show you the decreases at the top of the hat.
Yeah my house is like 90 degrees and it took a lot of effort for me to actually put on this hat, let alone model it while trying to take a decent picture. (Note: teach Vyvyan to take good photographs that way I don't have to humiliate myself in this way.)

Now to go and play guitar and enjoy the rest of my day off!
I hope you all had a good Fathers day weekend!

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