Saturday, August 23, 2008

First Trip/Ravelympics FO

Let me tell you, it was a looong one too! Yeah, the pattern is easy and best to not use a cable needle, but to me it just took forever to knit it. Or maybe it was because I was otherwise occupied...hmmm...anyways!
Rockin' Koolhaas Hat
Koolhaas Hat
STR Heavyweight Rare Gems Colorway which as I knit it, I am thinking it used to be Little Bunnyfoo foo (pink and brown) in it's former life. I used this doubled to acheive a worsted weight. Yarn courtesy of my BMFA shopper thank you!
US 5 & 7 Circular, Magic Looped- heh, tried this on a 16" and no way I could even knit anything other than rib with this short of a cord. So ML it was.
Cast on: August 8, frogged and re-cast on August 9
Finished: August 18

The first time I knit it using recommended US 6 then 8, was way too big. Swatch a hat, no way, it was easier to frog and start again!

Close up of Koolhaas Hat
Close up of the yarn. See the pinks and browns peeking out...love it!

Koolhaas Hat Not too bad of a back headshot! Good thing DD showed up, um as I had already taken like 10 shots trying to achieve this!

It is a great pattern, I love the decreases too. It can get confusing on 2 rows of the repeats where you move the marker, but I read up on it before I started. Not sure if I'll ever knit another one anytime soon though. Each row seemed to go on and on...Oh and the yarn doubled, worked great, but this hat sure is heavy and I bet will be warm! You'll see it again soon ;)

14 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow that looks fantastic! Love the colors in it.

DPUTiger said...

Very cool! I'll have to give that pattern a try one of these days! :)

Julie said...

Very nice hat! You did a fantastic job; great color choice, too!

Sarah Jackson said...

It's lovely! That color is gorgeous. I just knit one as well out of Shibuiknits Merino Kid. I need to weave in some ends and find a model.

Glad you're home safely!

Christie said...

Love the colors and the styling!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That yarn is gorgeous. Great hat!

Rebel said...

Very pretty, I love this pattern... just won't have any reason to wear one for the next few years!

gilraen said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!! I loves it!! :)

Disco said...

now THAT's a good looking hat. Our Blue Moon shopper sure knows how to pick a pretty colour :0)

Bezzie said...

It's beautiful!! Here's hoping you get a cold winter ;-)

weezalana said...

It's so pretty! And in STR, it must be soooo soft and snuggly!

peaknits said...

What a great Koolhaas - I love that the variegation does not take away from the cabling one bit!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous!! Love it!! You sure did rock the Olympics!

Jen said...

What a fun and colorful hat! I love it!