View Full Version : FO: knitted hat with pattern

10-31-2007, 09:52 PM
I'm excited, I just finished my first ever attempt at knitting with two colors at the same time, and also I guess putting on earflaps was an achievement since I've never done it before. Okay, it's my first hat.


I like it but I'm kind of confused about why the stripe doesn't meet up properly at the join. Like where I join the white to the blue, the white appears a line higher even though the join is at the start of the round and it's the right row.

anyway, the yarn is red heart soft touch; not very thick so I'm going to line it with polar fleece. I got the pattern from this site (http://people.uleth.ca/~hodd/Knitting/ChulloPattern.htm), it was very easy, so I'd recommend it to anyone else starting this kind of project.

11-01-2007, 07:12 AM
Great job! Can't wait to see the finished pics.

11-01-2007, 07:44 AM
Very pretty! I love the colors. The lining will make it so warm! Please post pics of the FO.

11-01-2007, 07:46 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_112.gif This will tell you how to do the stripes

11-01-2007, 08:55 AM
:happydance: Great job :thumbsup:

11-01-2007, 09:17 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_112.gif This will tell you who to do the stripes

I went like this: "OH...!" And here I thought I was getting to know just about everything about knitting.

thanks for the nice words!

Jan in CA
11-01-2007, 01:10 PM
That's looking great!

A hat done in the round is really a spiral, that's why it doesn't meet at the join. Try that link and it'll help.

11-01-2007, 11:01 PM
ok, here's the finished hat (but without the lining)


I have to say I like how it turned out, weird color joins notwithstanding. However, I used backward loop cast on for the stitches after and before the ear flaps, and they turned out quite loose and uneven, and also they don't match the long tail cast on stitches I used for the ear flaps. So next time I'll probably try cable cast on instead.

11-02-2007, 08:44 AM
It looks great!!

11-02-2007, 06:46 PM

11-02-2007, 08:20 PM
Looks good to me!!!!!! I'm gonna check out that pattern,Thanks

11-02-2007, 08:38 PM
I love it, and it you look so cute in it!

11-03-2007, 02:22 PM
That hat is almost as beautiful as YOU ARE! I really like the color on you! Thanks for sharing the photo with us! Good work! And it is nice of you to share your challenges with us. A complete 'run down' helps the rest of us...it gives us a 'heads up' about the pattern and the pattern challenges. Maybe then we will be able to avoid them.
It was really nice of MomWolf to post that link about "new way to approach jogless stripes"! See? If you hadn't been open about your challenges, we wouldn't have received that tip and link from MomWolf!

Anyhoo, thanks again for sharing with us! I love the hat! :thumbsup:

11-03-2007, 08:22 PM
aw thanks, I wasn't expecting all the compliments :aww:

Today I made a polar fleece insert for the hat and stitched it in; it's a little uneven on one of the ear flaps, and a bit big for the hat in general, but it worked out well enough. Now I'm making a scarf in a matching color (but thicker yarn)

Every fabric store I went to seemed to charge way too much for just a bit of fleece, so I ended up going to the dollar store and buying a plain white fleece throw for $3, with plenty enough material for five or six hats and a couple pairs of mittens.

11-03-2007, 10:17 PM
That looks cool! Good Job!!

11-03-2007, 11:40 PM
Looks good and very warm.

11-04-2007, 01:03 PM
Like your hat! Very cute.