Monday, April 21, 2008

FO: Spiral baby hat

Spiral baby hat
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
I have been fascinated by Grumperina's statement about jogless joins via spiraling, rather than fixing up color changes, and I also wanted to make a quick baby hat for my baby to wear when he is born. Finally, I did it.

I got 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (I know I can machine wash and dry it) and started. It wasn't hard to start and the only thing I had to be careful of was whenever I changed color, I was careful about the tension - if I tugged on the yarn (like I usually do to avoid laddering), then it created a column of stiff fabric. Too loose, and it laddered (a little). But here it is, and I love it! This is a really easy hat over 56 stitches on size 5 needles.

Here is a close-up of the side where I changed yarns: no jogs! (Color here is more accurate than above, too.)

Spiral baby hat


Lauren said...

Very cool. I've been wondering about using that technique on other, non-sock garments. Did you knit across two dpns with each color, using one ball of each?

Narcissa Skrewt said...

Nice! I really need to try that technique! It looks so smooth in your pic!

Great seeing you at knitting today, too!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Aaaah, I love the little hat. Especially the knot on top, LOL. And your technique looks perfect from here.