January 9, 2011

Irish-Inspired Green Beanie for Dad!

I decided I wanted to make a ribbed hat for my dad, I had this wonderful Irish-themed aran yarn from Knit Picks and I just decided to wing it.

I used size 8 interchangeable acrylic circulars, bamboo DPNs to shape the top.
CO90 (my dad's head was 23 inches around, I might go for a different number next time)
*K2, P1* around until the piece measures about 9 inches (you can make it longer or shorter depending on how you want the fold to look)

*K2TG, P1, K2, P1* across
*K1, P1* 1 rnd
*K2tg, P2tg* across
*K1, P1* 1 rnd
*P2tg* across
weave yarn through the ends and pull tight

January 5, 2011

Slouchy Hats For Erroneeee!

I finally finished this hat! I started it a month ago and I picked it back up yesterday. It felt really good weaving in those ends!

I actually got this yarn at a thrift store, my favorite part was the swirly design that ended up on the top, the rest of it sort of looks blue-cow-y.

I generally look horrible in hats (I gots a big ol' head) so I gave it to my friend Scott. Granted, he was asleep when he accepted it. He just sleepily put it on his head and lay back down.