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MerigoldinWA
03-23-2008, 07:32 PM
My DH has been wondering if you could make a hat in the round and do the decreases in a contrasting color. He decided to try it and here is his creation.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Things%20Hubby%20Made/accenteddecreasehattop.jpg

He made 6 long strands of black (one to be left at each decrease point), and used them intarsia like to do the decreases and on the non-decrease rounds he knit the black stitch, with the black. You usually can't do intarsia very easily in the round, but because this was only one stitch at each color change it worked. He didn't have to use multiple balls of the grayish, just the one.

This is made of Patons Classic Merino. Here is a side view.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Things%20Hubby%20Made/accenteddecreasehatoff.jpg

I have never seen a hat that I recall, that was done this way. I never thought of trying it myself. :)

dreamsherl
03-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Interesting idea with great results. :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
03-23-2008, 09:21 PM
That's amazing! He's very creative!

knit2btied
03-23-2008, 09:28 PM
I love that hat!

ah
03-23-2008, 09:32 PM
He is so creative. It came out great.

ritaw
03-24-2008, 07:41 AM
He has done a wonderful job . It looks great :)

sue in canada
03-24-2008, 08:05 AM
Looks great. Your husband is very talented.

GinnyG
03-24-2008, 08:54 AM
How creative!

Skater
03-24-2008, 09:27 AM
Cool! :)

dustinac
03-24-2008, 01:47 PM
:woot: how neat! It looks great :happydance:

Indygirl
03-24-2008, 02:13 PM
:yay: He did a great job. I would never have thought of that. What a guy!

mdog182
03-24-2008, 04:47 PM
how cool! i really like how it looks!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-24-2008, 05:28 PM
copyright that!!!!!

Sewing Angel
03-25-2008, 01:26 AM
Must be a guy thing. I was making DS a hat and he suggested doing the decreases in a different color. I was a little too lazy, but I guess I'm going to have to try it. It looks really cool.
Angel

Debkcs
03-25-2008, 01:29 AM
Tell him to leave is day job, he should be a designer!

You've got a really talented guy there ~

MerigoldinWA
03-25-2008, 01:45 AM
Must be a guy thing. I was making DS a hat and he suggested doing the decreases in a different color. I was a little too lazy, but I guess I'm going to have to try it. It looks really cool.

:lol: How old is your designer? Just a kid, or an adult?

Jaxhil
03-25-2008, 01:16 PM
That is cool! It looks really great!

mks22300
03-25-2008, 08:56 PM
What a neat idea!

Sewing Angel
03-29-2008, 04:34 PM
MerigoldinWA, in response to your question

How old is your designer? Just a kid, or an adult?He is almost 19 and is super creative (he has always been that way).

He's a budding screenwriter/director and definitely has an eye for nice things. He really appreciates the work that goes into a handmade item. I'm really lucky!
Angel

Maria2009
03-30-2008, 05:47 PM
cool hat,I relly like it!!!

Jen17
03-31-2008, 12:14 AM
That is very cool...great hat!

auburnchick
03-31-2008, 01:57 PM
Very cool! Decreases on hats are so visually appealing, IMHO, but with the contrasting color...wow!!! So much more interesting!