View Full Version : Need advice on the hat

11-05-2006, 12:43 AM
Ok guys, we are back to Walt and his gift. I am making him this (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTcoronet.html) hat, and want to know how big to make it. He isn't a terribly big guy, but I would think to err on the side of caution and make a medium? What do you think?Thanks!

Jan in CA
11-05-2006, 01:30 AM
Um.. I love that hat, but it seems girly to me. :shrug:

As far as size you could make it a larger woman's size maybe.

11-05-2006, 02:25 AM
Ok then, what about this one?http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/01/chemo-hat-8-completed-3am-blue-cable.html
or could i just take a bsasic hat pattern and take the cable pattern from the irish hiking scarf and make it work? That is why I wanted the original hat-to match the Irish Hiking Scarf.

What does everyone else think? Is the first hat too girly?[/url]

Jan in CA
11-05-2006, 03:16 AM
I think the second one you linked to is better. Especially if you made it in a conservative color.

I'm one of those people though that would never put a baby boy in pink and I've been called on it before so go with your gut feeling and what you know of Walt. :shrug:

11-05-2006, 03:34 AM
WEll, I thinkg the second one will go over better, only if it matches the scarf, though, cause that's the point of even looking for a hat.

I am doing the scarf in this (http://www.missionfalls.com/1824wool.php) color (number 009-nectar) of mission falls 1824 wool (any idea why it's called 1824 wool?)


11-05-2006, 10:01 AM
I did a little googling and found this Irish hiking hat (http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/736245) designed to match the scarf. Link goes to a PDF download page.

Jan in CA
11-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Oooo I like that hat, Jane! Thanks for the link!

11-05-2006, 01:51 PM
Thanks so much Jane! Exactly what I was looking for! Iwould never have thought of googleing for an actuall matching hat (although I suppose someone would have done it eventually!)

11-05-2006, 02:15 PM
So now I am getting a little obsessed, but I like the Irish Hiking pattern, and I just discovered a pattern for Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers (http://irishhikingknitalong.blogspot.com/2004/12/wrist-warmer-pattern-modifications.html). Is this a guy's pattern? Will he take it the wrongway if I knit it for him considering that I am head over heels for him? I don't wnat him to take it the wrong way, cause I really do like him as a friend first, but I don't want to scare him either. Advice would be helpful.


11-05-2006, 02:30 PM
I don't know about the wristwarmers. Gloves or mittens seem like a better choice for a guy... then again, I never really understood the practicality of any type of fingerless gloves to begin with (cute as they may be) since when it's cold outside, it's usually my fingers that suffer the most. :shrug: You could make the scarf and hat and then gauge interest in other matching pieces when you give them to him.

11-05-2006, 02:40 PM
Thanks Jane, I sort of figured I was going overboard, but needed someone to call me on it! LOL

11-05-2006, 04:18 PM
I think if you did that cable hat in a dude color it would not look so girly. Like if you picked brown tweed with colored flecks. Or something. I think a feller could pull that off.

11-05-2006, 07:13 PM
I do hat and fingerless gloves (the reason being I like my fingers to be free :wink: ) to match all of the scarves that I knit, too....makes for a nice ensemble.