Friday, September 22, 2006

FOs: Dulaan Hat #1 & 2

Woohoo, two hats done so far even before the end of September!

Dulaan Hat #1 (left)
Yarn: Lamb's Pride
Color: M-89 Roasted Coffee
Fiber Content: 85% wool, 15% mohair
Supplier: Lakeside Fibers
Pattern: Neetlebeetle's Seaman's Cap
Needles: Addi Turbo 40" US Size 8

Cast on with only 72 stitches and followed instructions accordingly.

Mohair fuzzies! In my eye! No really... I am really happy that these will be warm items, but the mohair fluff is driving me a bit batty. This is also my first time knitting a commercial single ply, and I am not sure if I like it. I am happy with the hat in general, but I don't know that I would want to regularly wear something like this myself due to the way the sinlge ply makes the stitches apear to be listing to one side. I can see this yarn being a favorite for felting though.

Dulaan Hat #2 (right)
Yarn: Bernat Softee yarn
Color: mint
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Supplier: stash/Michael’s?
Pattern: bottom-up raglan decreased hat (own pattern)
Needles: Susan Bates 8" US 4 DPNs

Comments: I had finished a raglan sweater for my daughter (entry coming) and wanted to play with using the same decreases in a hat. I know I have seen a pattern around suing this idea, which I totally used as conceptual inspiration, but I can't find it now.

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