Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FO: Propeller Hat

Propeller Hat
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
I made a Who Hat (it was named by trek) for R..., but when I gave it to her, her son Island Boy tried to put it on, and I realized I had brought no gift for him! I went home determined to rectify the situation.

A while back I made a sweater for him (this was before he arrived) and I thought a matching hat would be just the thing. I even had the yarn leftover, so it would be a perfect match. It took me a while to finish it, but I did finally do the propellers (fiddly, but really short work) and mail it off. The parents took photos and emailed them back!

Pattern: Autogyro. Be sure to get the errata on the Ravelry page:
Rounds 15 and 16 of the propeller section should read:
Round 15: K1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k1 twice. 12 sts.
Round 16: K1, k2tog, ssk, k1 twice. 8 sts.
Needles: Size 4 and 6, 16" circular (Susan Bates, I think) and dpns, I think Clover/Takumi
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash. Yep, it's washable!
Mods: I didn't do the turned hem with elastic - I did a picot cast-on for stretch and 1x1 ribbing instead. Then I replicated my stripe sequence from the sweater, in reverse. I tried out slipping stitches to avoid jogs as described by TechKnitter here. They look okay in the photo, but at the time I still wasn't too satisfied.

And here is the little scholar wearing the ensemble, studying to be a Cal Bear like his dad:
Little Scholar


trek said...

Great hat!!!

Unfringed said...

Happy Birthday!!

Kathy said...

The set (ensemble) is A dorable. So cute. and Happy Birthday! Wahoo. Get yarny gifts.

R... said...

If you can believe it, the ensemble is even cuter from the front! We love it and so does Island Boy! He refused to take it off! Go Bears!