View Full Version : FO - my first double hat
Jan in CA
01-13-2006, 03:23 PM
This was truly a labor of love because I might have tossed it had it been for just me. :rollseyes: Okay, not really. I was frustrated with how tight the stockinette gets when working in the round. It was worse on the Denise needles and I had to stop and move the yarn around every 6 or 7 stitches which really slows the whole process.
BTW...I made it out of WOTA and I think that was part of the problem. It's not a soft, smooth yarn. This whole thing might have gone easier with a better yarn. I nearly ran out of the blue so I had to put an extra stripe on one side. :doh:
That being said...it was easy to do once I figure it all out and it makes a nice warm hat! I didn't take a pic with them separated, but here are the two hats. My DH loves it!
01-13-2006, 04:38 PM
Wow, great colors, they are very pretty. Is WOTA scratchy?
01-13-2006, 04:50 PM
I like it!!! :thumbsup:
Jan in CA
01-13-2006, 05:31 PM
Bonnie: WOTA is 100% wool and it's not real soft. It's great for felting, but my DH isn't sensitive to wool at all and he wanted a hat made out of it. I wouldn't wear it next to my skin at all as I'm very sensitive.
01-13-2006, 05:48 PM
OK, thanks. I think I'm just going to have to order some and check it out ;)
01-13-2006, 05:58 PM
awesome--I love the colors--I need to try one of these hats!
01-13-2006, 06:11 PM
Looks great! I love your choice of colors!
Jan in CA
01-13-2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks! You are not going to believe this... I just found TWO more skeins of the blue in the bottom of my bin! I did NOT need to add that extra green stripe! ARgggg!! :mad:
01-13-2006, 07:38 PM
Very nice hat. I'm sure you husband is going to love wearing it. ~ I agree about the WOTA being too scratchy for anyone with sensitive skin.
Looks great! With the Denises, I often find that I use a smaller circ length than recommended in the pattern, and it helps me.
01-13-2006, 09:23 PM
Beautiful work! Fabulous colors!
01-13-2006, 09:26 PM
Jan, the hat (or hats!) look perfect! I plan on trying a double hat one of these days............. :thumbsup:
01-15-2006, 11:01 AM
:thumbsup: Great job on the hat it looks wonderful
01-15-2006, 10:18 PM
01-15-2006, 10:20 PM
You did a great job on the hat! Your husband is going to love it!
01-15-2006, 10:24 PM
Cute! I love the colors -- especially the way the blue and green look together!
01-16-2006, 03:44 PM
Those are great!!!
My hubby wants me to make him a hat too and that is a nice pattern! I will have to show it to him.