Sunday 25 November 2018

Weekend FO

Mother Hand's Christmas Hat

Pattern: Ysolda Teague's Gretel - well, the first part was, anyway
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha, a bit less than one skein
Needle: 3.75mm and 4.5mm
Mods: I hadn't intended to make any. Then I did the next cable row after the first set of crown decreases and realised I was 30 stitches short of where I should be. I cannot for the life of me figure out where I went wrong. So, faced with the prospect of ripping back a week's worth of knitting or carrying on but making it up as I went along, OF COURSE I opted for the latter. Hence this is a purple beanie, not a purple beret.

I did ask Mother Hand if she wanted a beret, to which she replied, 'That would be nice for a change.' The last two hats I have knitted for her have been slouchy berets, but for some reason she always folds the ribbing back and pulls them right down. So, it did not surprise me too much that she did not consider my previous efforts to be berets. This one is just a close-fitting beanie. I might put a pom pom on it yet.

I think it would suit a pom pom. 

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