Saturday, February 24, 2007
Snowflake hat details
Howdy on Saturday night after a prime rib dinner at the Moose Hall - a fundraiser for a pre-school that somebody gave us tickets for (us being me and a fellow library worker.) Let's see if I can answer your questions about the snowflake hat.
Yes, it has a hem. The pattern calls for you to cast on using a waste yarn - a smooth cotton is what the pattern says - I used hemp at Aimee's suggestion. You then knit on with the main color and do the rows for the inside, do a purl row for a fold, then start knitting the snowflake pattern. When the pattern rows equal the rows before the purl row, you knit two together - the one on your needle knit with a matching bump you can see sticking out of the contrasting cast on. It's easy as pie and you've probably done it before.
The only sticking point on this pattern was the rows that had the lice - three color rows. But the pattern was such that it was easily mastered by keeping the white and dark purple in my left hand, and throwing the blue with my right. The purple and white could be tacked together under the blue, thus keeping the floats a manageable length.
Then I added a kicky tassel that I saw on Aimee's version of the hat, with the strands unplied at the end, as Kendra suggested. Nothing is really created just by one person, is it?
It was fun to make and turned out so well that I wore it today at work while I checked people's
books out for them. I pretended my head was cold. What a show-off! Ok, it's time for
you to show us some knitting!