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kmaclean
12-11-2010, 11:59 PM
I knit this up for myself using Crystal Palace Iceland yarn in "Fuschia". The pattern (http://navlne.blogspot.com/2009/12/knitting-pattern-capucine.html) was super quick and easy (which was great) and I love the bright color ... it always seems so cheerful to me to have bright colors to wear during the cold winter months!

I finished it using chunky braids rather than tassels in the front, and I added about 2" of braid to the back tassel to make it match the front braids better and create more movement.

Debkcs
12-12-2010, 01:59 AM
Cute hat, definitely bright pink. My DGD loves pink in any shade.

Slim
12-12-2010, 03:16 PM
Ooh, I love the color and the braids. Very nice!

Breezed
12-14-2010, 01:38 PM
What a fun hat in a great bright color. Love it.

Jan in CA
12-14-2010, 01:46 PM
That's cute! :thumbsup:

lgoddard
12-14-2010, 07:17 PM
Very very cute and such a popular style now!

ArtLady1981
12-14-2010, 09:02 PM
Ooooo la la! Your Capucine is simply LUSCIOUS! Great job!

WandaT
12-15-2010, 09:27 AM
I love it!! So fun!!

bambi
12-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Fabulous! And, I have a charity hat to do in the next two weeks. Looks perfect. Did you use bulky yarn?

kmaclean
12-16-2010, 09:07 AM
Did you use bulky yarn?


I believe Crystal Palace's Iceland yarn is actually a super bulky weight. If it helps, I followed the pattern as written and my gauge was 3 stitches per inch. :thumbsup:

starlight
12-23-2010, 01:50 PM
Your hat is great!! How many skeins of yard did you use? Do you have directions on how to do the braids? Love the look!

kmaclean
12-23-2010, 02:09 PM
How many skeins of yard did you use? Do you have directions on how to do the braids? Love the look!


Thanks! I used Crystal Palace's Iceland yarn .... and I used 1 full skein and about 1/4 of a second skein (including the braids and tassel).

I created each of my braids as follows:

1) Cut 6 (for thinner braids use fewer strands, for heavier braids use more) lengths of yarn, each about 24" long (this created braids that were about 10"-11" when finished, if you want your braids longer or shorter then cut your lengths of yarn either longer or shorter).

2) Use crochet hook (a tapestry needle or other tool will work equally well) to pull each strand of yarn through the edge of your finished hat where you want your braids to be. I usually do it between the stitches of the first and second rows I think so that they're at the edge.

3) Pull each of the strands through until the ends are even at the bottom - so you end up with each of your 6 strands being doubled.

4) Divide your 12 strands into 3 groups and braid. Secure the end of your braid with a small elastic (this is optional, but I do it just to be sure that they are secure), and then cut a short length of yarn to wrap around the elastic to cover it. If you don't use an elastic you could just tie off your braid with a piece of yarn.

5) Trim the ends of your braid so that they are all even.

For more details, you can check out my Ravelry page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kmaclean/capucine)for more details about this project.

Hope this helps! :knitting:

trvvn5
12-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Ooooo la la! Your Capucine is simply LUSCIOUS! Great job!

OMG Luscious. What a superb word to use.

MerigoldinWA
12-30-2010, 12:17 AM
A really interesting looking hat. Nice color too.