View Full Version : FO: Andean colorwork hat

02-13-2006, 12:39 PM
So here is the finished Andean hat I did for the KO - turned out to not be so much of a challenge as I thought! For the last 20 years I've been afraid I would have a big jumbled mess if I tried to do colorwork with a lot of colors, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to do a two color cast on, but finally figured it out with some help here. My 5 yo has decided she wants one too, so I think I will try to figure out how to make the hat just a bit bigger and make her one too. I have never done any pattern adjusting so that will be a challenge in and of itself. If I get that done quickly too, I have two pair of socks on needles that would be a challenge to get done after a second hat. Boy do I feel silly now that I made so much fuss over doing colorwork! This is my 2 1/2 yo showing off her new hat that she doesn't want to take off now. I made a few minor changes to the pattern - I made I-cord instead of twisted cords and I put a pom pom instead of a tassel. Laura really likes the pom pom - the hat is made with Lion brand Microspun and the pom pom is very soft and fluffy!

02-13-2006, 12:44 PM
That is absolutely fantastic! I am crazy about the colors you chose and the pattern itself. You are born for color work, I'd say! :happydance:

02-13-2006, 12:49 PM

02-13-2006, 01:29 PM
:shock: Wow! Excellent job! Very impressive! :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
02-13-2006, 01:41 PM
That is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job! Is it intarsia or fair isle colorwork? One of these days I'll get brave enough to try something like this. I'm finding nothing is as hard as I thought. :lol:

02-13-2006, 01:47 PM
It is Beautiful...what pattern did you use? I would love to make one for my DS. :inlove:

02-13-2006, 01:48 PM
Thanks everyone! I still feel so silly for choosing it as a KO challenge and then it turned out to be so easy. The colorwork is stranded like fair isle - I'm not sure I did it perfectly but it looks ok. Some of the stitches look a little looser or tighter in areas, but I don't know if the yarn is making it worse or its just that I need more practice. Microspun is a bit difficult to work with, but it is so soft and the pom pom is almost deliciously fluffy! Now to figure out how to make it a bit bigger... ;)

02-13-2006, 01:56 PM
It is Beautiful...what pattern did you use? I would love to make one for my DS. :inlove:
I got it from a small book from Patons called "Small Wonders, trendy accessories for cool kids". I don't know if its still in print as I got it second hand from a friend.

02-13-2006, 02:13 PM
Just stunning! Love it love it love it!

02-13-2006, 02:32 PM
So microspun is good for SOMEthigns. That is just too cute. Good show :thumbsup:

02-13-2006, 02:52 PM
Thank you! monzogary -I found the pattern on elann.com ($2.95).
hopefully i will do as great job as you did. :D

02-13-2006, 03:52 PM
:shock: WOW!! That is GORGEOUS!!

(how cute is that little girl, too!!)

I was thinking about posting my first "colorwork" hat, but it looks rather pathetic next to yours :lol: I only used two colors on the *whole* hat :blush: oh well, lol

02-13-2006, 04:02 PM
That is gorgeous. It looks like a ton of work. I love the pom-pom!!!!

02-13-2006, 05:48 PM
I love, love, love it!!!!! I want to make some for my boys!


02-13-2006, 05:48 PM
:cheering: :cheering: Fantastic job!!! Just beautiful! Impressive!

You could try making a hat larger just by using thicker yarn. :thinking:

02-13-2006, 06:02 PM
oh my word.....that is AMAZING!!

what a beautiful, beautiful hat!

great job and thanks for sharing!!! :thumbsup:

02-13-2006, 06:13 PM
I love that hat! :inlove: Wherecan I get the pattern?

02-13-2006, 06:30 PM
:heart: :inlove: :heart: :inlove: :heart: :inlove:

02-13-2006, 06:41 PM
Wonderful job! And it's great that you learned a new skill, and even better that you found it easy! :thumbsup:

02-13-2006, 07:24 PM
So very impressive!! And what an adorable model! :thumbsup:

02-13-2006, 07:29 PM
Wow! That is so adorable! Great job on your first (huh?!? no way!!!) colorwork project. Perhaps I should have chosen colorwork for my KO project -- that's the only thing that scares me more than socks! :lol:

02-13-2006, 07:38 PM
Wow! That is so adorable! Great job on your first (huh?!? no way!!!) colorwork project. Perhaps I should have chosen colorwork for my KO project -- that's the only thing that scares me more than socks! :lol:
Thanks!! I have used two colors before in a pretty easy pattern (about 12 years ago!) but was afraid to try more then that. I always envisioned a tangled mess! But it turns out this pattern never uses more than two colors in each row and the ends were my biggest obstacle after trying to figure out the cast on. I thought socks would be hard too, and I made my first one just a couple months ago and now I am doing my second and third pair toe-up two at a time on two circulars! I have been adventurous lately LOL.
Good luck with your socks!

02-13-2006, 07:51 PM
The hat is soooooo coooooool! What a gorgeous model too!

02-14-2006, 12:03 AM
:heart: this hat!!! the colors are unbelieveable :cheering: Looks like a
hard hat to do . You did a GREAT job on it :thumbsup:


02-14-2006, 10:20 AM
Awsome hat! I really admire your beautiful work.

02-14-2006, 02:33 PM
That hat is totally awesome! I would love to make my grandbaby one like that. You did a superb job! :thumbsup: :cheering:

02-14-2006, 07:00 PM
and/or a size or two larger needles...good luck

the first one is beautiful!

02-14-2006, 08:21 PM
Aww soo CUTE!!! :inlove: :heart:

GREAT job!! :thumbsup:

02-14-2006, 09:30 PM
This is completely FABULOUS!!! Very inspiring!! Would make perfect ski hats for DH & DS!

02-15-2006, 09:50 PM
Wow!!! That is really adorable! You did an excellent job!! :cheering: :cheering:

02-16-2006, 07:14 PM
WOW! That is FANTASTIC! No wonder your daughter doesnt want to take it off and your other daughter wants one!!!

Lady M
02-16-2006, 08:09 PM
The hat is sooooooo Beautiful as is the Model

:heart: Sooooooooo Cute !!!!!!! :heart:


02-16-2006, 08:14 PM
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Absolutely beautiful!! :inlove: :inlove:

02-16-2006, 08:36 PM
I want one!!

Absolutely gorgeous - the hat and the model!

02-18-2006, 12:41 PM
what a fantastic job! i love it!

02-18-2006, 04:58 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!

02-18-2006, 11:45 PM
Wow- that hat is just beautiful- I love it! :cheering:

02-19-2006, 06:05 PM
Gorgeous hat!!!!!