Every Day I Have the Blues Hat

Homeless Hat 2 012

Pattern: basic head-shaped hat with seed stitch edge, ad libbed rather badly by moi
Yarns: 100% wool scraps
Needles: US 8 20" circulars & DPNS

Notes: The second contribution to Stitch Therapy's Hat Drive, benefitting CHIPS. You, yes you, Park Slope reader, should definitely knit a hat! I had no idea how much on a roll one can become with this hat thing... they're kind of addictive. Aaanyway, this is another men's size L hat cobbled together from various wool leftovers in the blue family. I think it turned out rather hip(ly), don't you? Additionally, its shape does suggest a human cranium, despite the fact that I didn't cast on a very workable number of stitches (92) and the decreases are haphazard. Um, I also wasn't paying very close attention when I was doing them. But it's head-shaped nonetheless... what a coup!

Here it is modeled by Chris (who is back from our erstwhile imperial nerve center), a man-type person with a man-sized head:

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And, last but not least, we have our third model, a pile of stuff on my desk:

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(thanks Ms. Pile!)

Posted by jess at September 10, 2006 11:46 PM | TrackBack

you ARE on a roll! so what's next?

Posted by: gleek at September 11, 2006 8:04 AM

it looks totally head-shaped to me :) you're inspiring me to dive into the scrappy box... lots of little bits that i had a hard time tossing.

Posted by: amisha at September 11, 2006 8:37 AM

Excellent job. Keep on rolling and soon you'll have no scraps left and many warmed heads in your wake.

Posted by: Dorothy B at September 11, 2006 12:47 PM

Hats can indeed be very addictive. I think your head-shaped man-hat is quite lovely, even if it is haphazard.

Posted by: Katie at September 11, 2006 1:37 PM

Hats are totally addictive. They're so quick and mindless! I went through a stretch of knitting about a dozen hats in a row. They're also a great way to use up leftovers and single skeins, which I always have hanging around. Hats are probably my favorite thing to knit. :)

Posted by: anne at September 11, 2006 2:50 PM

i really love that ganomy hat! so cute! especially in that picture of it swallowing your head!
i'm pretty sure hats are my favorite thing to knit. i rarely do anymore, although i expect i'll end up knitting a ton for winter gifting in the next few months.

Posted by: melissa at September 11, 2006 4:24 PM

Hey, I'm knitting hats for charity right now, too! It's great. They do go really quickly. Yours are awesome! Someone's going to appreciate that.

Posted by: Julia at September 13, 2006 1:39 AM

I like the colors you picked and how they compliment each other. I'm addicted to hats too because they're so fun to make. But a lot of mine go to charity too, I'm not really into wearing them myself!

Posted by: Jana at September 13, 2006 6:52 AM
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