Saturday, May 26, 2012

Red Camo Hat

In February, Main Street Art held their first annual Knit In.

They provided a meeting place, yarn (including donated yarn from Riverslea Farm), knitting patterns, camaraderie and excellent snacks from private sources and the Newfields General Store.

The drop-in knitters provided our labor and good company.

From those ingredients, this red camo hat was created.

Inspiration & Motivation:
What I liked about this project:
  • Knitting in good company for a good cause
  • It really is possible to knit a hat in a day
  • It's a luxury when some one else makes all the decisions on a project for me
  • I actually started and finished a project within unusual for me!
What I'd do differently next time:
  • I didn't use Riverslea yarn which bums me out because I'm curious about what it's like to work with
  • I didn't set aside as much of that day as I'd have I had hat homework!
  • Something about the decreases at the top of this pattern doesn't sit well with me.
  • I messed up, and forgot to make the "turn up" row, where instead of rib, it's a row of all knit. Ooops!!

Needles: US 7 double-pointed bamboo needles
Yarn: Takhi yarn from the 1980's, probably Takhi tweed of some sort
Pattern: Camo Hat by Merri Fromm from Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern Leaflet: Traveler's Series

Have you noticed that you can sing "Red Camo Hat" to the tune of "Red Solo Cup"? (For some reason, that song is such an earworm for me....maddening! Luckily I didn't name this hat til I was done knitting, or I would have been singing that song in my head the whole time!)

Related posts:
On Ravelry
Announcing the Knit-In


Lois Evensen said...

:) Lovely hat and lots of fun. That's a win-win!

Delighted Hands said...

A very fine hat-started and finished is a very good thing! Glad you had a good time with other knitters-the hat is a bonus!

Leigh said...

Well, I have to admit I've never heard the red solo cup song. Probably just as well, LOL. The hat looks great though, love that red!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I came across your blog when I was looking up info on Toika looms. I have worked on a lot of different types of looms but not a Toika. I was recently given an Eeva and needed help putting together some of the parts. Your past posting on the loom helped me recognize how it went together and I just wanted to thank you!