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Jan in CA
12-18-2009, 03:36 PM
For charity using stash yarn. It's mostly Encore worsted (the brown blend is James C Brett marble chunky) and most of the patterns are just made up as I went along. ;) I'm going to add to them over the year and then next year donate them.

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/hats3/744106531_3FEQX-S.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/hats2/744106517_fsVpm-S.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/hats1/744106513_zmSbY-S.jpg

Kaleidoscope of hats :teehee:
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/hatkaleidescope/744106507_qaoCK-S.jpg

KnitandPurl
12-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Hi Jan,

Unfortunately I can't see the pics at work but I love Encore worsted. I bet they're beautiful.

Jan in CA
12-18-2009, 04:57 PM
Hi Jan,

Unfortunately I can't see the pics at work but I love Encore worsted. I bet they're beautiful.

Oh bummer! Well, you'll have to view them later at home. ;)

cheley
12-18-2009, 05:10 PM
Oh bummer! Well, you'll have to view them later at home. ;) Very nice hats...I too loooove doing hats for charity..Did you just "make-up" the pat for the gray cable one? I've been looking for a hat pattern like that...:hug:

Jan in CA
12-18-2009, 05:49 PM
Very nice hats...I too loooove doing hats for charity..Did you just "make-up" the pat for the gray cable one? I've been looking for a hat pattern like that...:hug:

Yep, I did. That one is actually LB Wool-ease btw. This one fits me snuggly (is that a word? :??). I just looked at it and here's roughly what I did -

CO 100 - k2p2 for 1.5 inches. There are 10 3x3 cables with 4 purl stitches in between each cable I think. They don't all match up with the ribs like they should so you can alter that so they do if you prefer. I think the cables are crossed about every 6 rows. I don't like the way most cable hats decreases so I kind of winged the decreases starting with the purl sections to keep the cables intact as long as possible. Then I decrease the cable to 2x2, then 1x1. It looks like this on top.

robynbird
12-18-2009, 06:17 PM
Really love them - especially this cable one!

KnitandPurl
12-18-2009, 06:20 PM
Oh bummer! Well, you'll have to view them later at home. ;)

Well the home computer is in the shop so I'm crossing my fingers it will be ready this weekend.

I just saw your last posted pic! Somehow my work doesn't block attachments. I love the cable design.

ArtLady1981
12-19-2009, 03:54 AM
Yummy yummy yummy! This is a magnificent group of hats, Jan!!!

JudyD
12-19-2009, 06:19 AM
Jan:

:heart: all the hats, but especially the cabled version. What size needles did you use? I have a friend with a rather large head...

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

Slim
12-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Wow, gorgeous hats!

Jan in CA
12-19-2009, 12:17 PM
Thank you everyone!


:heart: all the hats, but especially the cabled version. What size needles did you use? I have a friend with a rather large head...


I think I used a 7. If you wanted to make your friend one I suggest a larger needle and/or more cast on stitches. To do the hat the same way I did I think you'd have to increase in multiples of 10. :think:

JudyD
12-19-2009, 06:24 PM
Thanks, Jan!

I have a sweater to finish but may start the hat anyway. We're supposed to get together for lunch in early January and I'd like to give her the hat then.
:knitting:
Judy

Jan in CA
12-19-2009, 09:35 PM
Just a thought if you want to make the cable hat -

*Cables are kind of like ribs..they pull in a lot so keep that in mind. I normally cast on about 80 for an adult hat..this one has 100.

*If you keep enough purls between cables you can decrease with them as I did and keep the cables closer to the top of the hat.

saracidaltendencies
12-20-2009, 01:21 AM
Gorgeous hats!

WandaT
12-20-2009, 09:47 AM
Beautiful hats Jan! Lots of work! Love all the pretty colors and stitch variations! What a wonderful project!

MerigoldinWA
12-21-2009, 02:52 AM
What a bevy of beauties!! I love the way they look displayed as a group. You cooked up a bunch of neat designs. :thumbsup:

wezyus
12-21-2009, 04:05 AM
Ohhh superbbbbbbbbbbbb hats ...love alls of them

GinnyG
12-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Beautiful! Lotsa warm head there!

Dimpledapple
12-22-2009, 01:26 AM
I love them all! And thank you so much for the tips! :hug:

margz3
12-22-2009, 11:19 AM
Those are great Jan!! I love your color choices :)

laikabear
12-22-2009, 11:19 AM
Those look great, Jan! I like the striped ones and the one knit with variegated yarn best. :)