Every Day I Have the Blues Hat
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:
And, last but not least, we have our third model, a pile of stuff on my desk:
(thanks Ms. Pile!)
Posted by jess at September 10, 2006 11:46 PM
you ARE on a roll! so what's next?
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.
Excellent job. Keep on rolling and soon you'll have no scraps left and many warmed heads in your wake.
Hats can indeed be very addictive. I think your head-shaped man-hat is quite lovely, even if it is haphazard.
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. :)
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.
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.
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!