View Full Version : Koolhaas

10-30-2007, 04:41 PM
Is anyone interested in joining along on the Koolhaas (http://www.interweaveknits.com/holiday/holidaygifts/gifts_preview.asp) hat from IK Holiday Gifts? I have other WIPs but I just couldn't resist casting on for this. I'm using Malabrigo.

Lady Violet
10-30-2007, 04:46 PM
i really do like that hat. every time i look at it, it makes me think of acorns. i'll have to think about casting on, though. i have a slew of other knitting to do for christmas. thank goodness i've already started. :eyes:

10-30-2007, 05:18 PM
Sounds fun! I have a lot of things that need finishing but its a really cool hate so I will join you in a KAL. I have a yummy Handpainted Baby Alpaca that I got from My Favorite Yarn Shop at the Shenadoah Valley Fiber Fest this past weekend.

10-31-2007, 12:23 PM
I love that pattern!! I need to finish some OTNs first though. I bet it will be yummy in Mmmmmmmmm!

11-06-2007, 03:42 PM
I am thinking of making that for me in Mmmmm as well. If if turns out OK, I have more yarn to make one for my oldest DD. :woot:

11-11-2007, 04:46 AM
I have Koolhaas in my queue. I'm still looking for some hot pink washable yarn for it, because that's the color my niece wants for her hat. :D

11-12-2007, 12:49 AM
Well I frogged my first attempt with the mmmm. Not that the yarn isn't great. Might be my tension but I didn't like how the stitch definition didn't show up too well. Could have been the colorway too. Anyway, I started over with Cider Moon Glacier and I am much happier. I'll take a pic tomorrow!

11-12-2007, 02:11 PM
I got through the ribbing part and just started the pattern. Ugh! It really takes a ton of concentration.

Here's a link to a pic of the ribbing. I really love the yarn I am using.


11-12-2007, 03:20 PM
That color is great! It does take a bit of concentration. But I am tring again with no cable needle (thanks to Grumperina's tutorial) and it is going great. I had tried once without the cable needle and didn't really "get" it. But it seemed to have clicked.

Here are a couple pics. The first one shows the colors the best.

11-19-2007, 11:11 AM
Done! I just love the pattern and the decreases are so ingenious in maintaining the pattern. Not using a cable needle is definitely the way to go especially with it just being 1 stitch cables.

I'll definitely do another in some different yarn.


ANd one more cute pic!


11-19-2007, 02:14 PM
:yay: Great job and what a cute model!

11-19-2007, 03:47 PM
OMGosh! I LOVE it!

I am SO froggign the crappy Knifty Knitter loomed hat that DH wanted :ick: ....and making him this.

11-19-2007, 03:59 PM
OMGosh! I LOVE it!

I am SO froggign the crappy Knifty Knitter loomed hat that DH wanted :ick: ....and making him this.

You should! It went really fast.

11-25-2007, 01:02 PM
Count me in. I LOVE the look of this cap. I bought some green Pastazza and some brown Cascade 220 yesterday for this project. I should have just checked my stash since it only take one skein. I have some unused Malabrigo around here as well. I just need to grab my needles and pick which yarn to start with.

11-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Can you download the pattern? I want one too!!!!!!

11-25-2007, 04:16 PM
My Koolhaas is still in the beginning stages. I have gotten side tracked with some Xmas projects and haven't had a chance to get back to knitting the hat. :( I hope to get working on it again soon.

11-25-2007, 07:55 PM
Can you download the pattern? I want one too!!!!!!

No, it is in the Holiday Gifts issue. But I have seen it in stores still, so you should be able to buy it. I just saw it today actually.

11-26-2007, 11:57 AM
What is the book called... would I be able to get it here in England?

11-26-2007, 04:46 PM
It's Interweave Knits Magazine, Holiday Issue 2007.
Here's a link to their website

12-03-2007, 05:01 PM
I cast on Koolhaas this morning. I have the ribbed band finished and now need to switch needles. Still at work, so I may not get the time...I think I brought the size 8s.

12-03-2007, 05:18 PM
It's in my to-do list ^_^

12-04-2007, 12:51 AM
Okay I read the pattern badly and made a k1, p2 rib. It's not going to look right and I don't feel like ripping it out. I guess I'll finish it in k1p2...It's kind of cool looking.

12-10-2007, 07:18 PM
Finished my UNKoolhaas. Now I'll start on the real thing. I'll post a pic when my laptop gets fixed

12-19-2007, 09:55 PM
Hey, for that person who was after a downloadable pattern for this hat. The issue of interweave knits has sold out so they've made the koolhaas pattern avaliable for download for $4.50 - YAY

12-19-2007, 10:25 PM
beautiful hat excellent job!!!!!

I was thinking that that hat wouldn't look right in a variagated yarn. I thougt the multicolor yarn would take away from the beauty of the hat. Now that i seen yours in variagated yarn and it looks beautiful I will make mine in variagate yarn. Thanks for the idea.

Beautiful yarn colorway

12-20-2007, 02:16 AM
Okay. I started the first one wrong and winged it to finish. Then I started the Koolhaas for real. I somehow got off patter. I had to get help at from Sharon at Yarn Deli to rip back enough to fix it. Then I got a request for a winter white had for Christmas from DD. I started another thinking I had learned enough to make this one without making mistakes. Again I somehow got off pattern. I have learned to take out a couple stitches at a time, but with the knitting into the back twisted stitches I can't tell that well. I had to go back to Yarn Deli for more help. I just keep having trouble with this one. It doesn't look like a hard pattern. I keep thinking I've done it all right.
Anyone else having this trouble?