Pattern: Knitty, winter 2004
Yarn: Phildar Preface in light denim and denim marl
Yarn Source: Touch of Wool, Vancouver
Needle: 2.75mm Lantern Moon ebony DPNs and 3.25mm bamboo circular
Cast On: November 20, 2008
Bound Off: December 5, 2008
Size: This one is pretty big. It fits my 24" head perfectly but I think it's a bit too large for my brother-in-law, who got it for Christmas. I guess I'll be knitting him a watchcap to go underneath.
Notes: This one takes a lot of blocking. You've really got to use wool for best results, and do a heavy block. I used a steam iron on this because I didn't want it to grow, but next time I'll knit it smaller and stretch it like crazy in the blocking.
Note the shades - it's my clever solution to the time-consuming photo-shoot makeup problem.
I like it. I wouldn't mind making myself one of these eventually - it's a cool-looking hat. It was a fairly quick knit considering it's made of sock-weight yarn and small needles, and it was fun to make. The applied i-cord was a bit of a palaver though - not sure I wouldn't change that for next time, but it does make a nice finish.