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: 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.