Clara

This weekend I finished the hat for my sister. I may even be able to get it to her while she can still use it if I get the box in the mail tomorrow.
hat 2B
Pattern: Clara, from Hip Knit Hats by Cathy Carron
Yarn: Trendsetter Yarns Kashmir (65% Cashmere 35% Silk) in fuchsia and
Debbie Bliss Wool/cotton (50% Merino wool 50% Cotton, discontinued), color 701
Needles: number 9 and 10 (for brim) double point
Began: March 2007. Completed: April 2007

hat 2AModifications: Due to difference in yarn and gauge, increased to 90 stitches. I made the brim narrower and in different color. I made the main part of the hat until I ran out of yarn, which was about 7.25″ as instructed by the pattern. The brim is only 1.25″ (instead of 2″) because that’s how much yarn I had on the two small remnants I was using up from the baby blanket I made for CL.

This is the first real hat I made. I think it came out OK. It is a little loose on me, so hopefully DJ took her measurements correctly and I made it correctly to size. If not, I’ll rip it out and redo it.

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3 thoughts on “Clara

  1. Nice! I really like the way you recovered from the yarn shortage by making the brim area a contrasting color. It really works well with the change in stitches, too. I have made a couple of hats, but very early on in my knitting career (like 2 years ago!) I did not read any books or in any way try to figure out how to size the hats before starting. This is why the first 2 hats I knit fit a teddy bear instead of TL. The 3rd one fit at a stretch, and I haven’t revisited the scene of the crime since. Now that I have something of a clue on how to go about trying to make things fit, maybe I’ll give it another go, but I’m still kinda scared.My mother crocheted a very nice gardening hat for me, which I got on Saturday. I’ll take a photo of it and post it hear ASAP. I think you’ll like it.

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