Sunday, November 04, 2007

Jabba the Hat


Well - the hat kind of sinks in on itself when I sit it on the table but it does look better on my head I promise. When pulled onto my head, the hat resumes it's normal more familiar beehive like appearance.

This photo is a better likeness of what the hat looks like on. I did try and take a picture of me wearing the hat. But I couldn't get it right and I didn't want to take out a tripod and try to set the photo up properly. Instead, I found an old wooden spool and used it as a hat stand.

This project kicks off Norovember for me. I always like knitting with Noro. I was having trouble picking a project to start next and I ran across the post for Norovember. One of the reasons I love to knit with Noro is that I love to watch the color changes as I knit. I have plenty of Noro in my stash, so joining this knit along made sense.

When I started knitting the rounds of of knit and purl, I realized I have knit this type of hat before. It was for a much smaller head and the final outcome was a little different. But it is still basically the same type of hat.

I knit this for a co-worker a couple of years ago before I started blogging about my knitting. it was very easy and quick to do. the only down side was the little one only got to wear it once or twice before it was too small. I guess that is just the down side of knitting for little ones.

Now - off to start another Noro project.

Project Info
Project: Jabba the Hat
Pattern: Noro Hat by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: 1.5 skeins; Noro Kureyon; color: # 95
Needles: addi TURBO (Lace Needles)- US# 7 (4.5 mm)
Notes: I added an addition section of knit and purl rounds before starting the decreases. I wanted to make sure the hat was big enough to cover my ears. This turned out to be unnecessary.

14 comments:

eusebius said...

Super cute!!

Bezzie said...

Ooo! Cool! They look like the Slinky Socks!

I love that one you did for the little kiddo. A Christmas tree right? I might have to make one of those for myself! Ha ha!

Monika said...

Oh, I just love that hat. I'm waiting for the weather to get cooler, so I can wear mine. Mine's standing up on it's own. What needles did you use? I used 5mm DP, the only thicker dp I had at the time. Now I'm better equipped. Can't wait to see your next Noro project. I have a few balls left from my blanket, so I'm hoping I'll come across another lovely pattern. The Christmas hat for the little one is very cute!

Julie said...

Great hat!

gilraen said...

Georgeous!!!!! Is that #95 ? I love it the best.

Deb said...

That is adorable beyond adorableness!

Sarah said...

That hat is so cute! It just plain makes me smile with all of its Noro stripey goodness. :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Cool hat! Love the way the pattern works with the color changes in the noro.

Zonda said...

Love that colors in the hat! Cool hat as well! :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Jabba the hat...hehehe.

Both hats are super cute!

knitti-me said...

That is one funky hat! I'd love to see it on a human head. Love that Noro colorway - as you already know from my Norovember offering. Where did you get the pattern?

angelarae said...

Are you going to knit the generic slip stitch scarf with the Noro? Perfect project for Norovember, imho. Sounds like very satisfying knitting.

ang

Ina said...

Love the hat! The colors are perfect!

mel said...

Oohh, GREAT hat!! :)