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auburnchick
03-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Wow, I really seem to be cranking out the projects lately!

Last weekend, while out soccering, my daughter's teammate asked me if I'd knit her the hat she asked for during a New Year's tournament.

I sort-of forgot...:rofl:

So, I did some hunting and found a somewhat easy, yet what I think is a classy, pattern. Chicky's teammate will be playing soccer in college, so I did my homework and found out that one of the school colors is red.

This is the Slouched Tuva Hat, a free pattern available here (http://turvid.blogspot.com/2009/05/free-pattern-slouched-tuva-hat.html).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4423584578_df0d760263.jpg


I used 138 yards of Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red. I knit this on size US 8 needles.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2747/4420385306_057435a0fa.jpg



The pattern was simple, simple, simple! I cast on last night and finished this afternoon. Seriously, I could have finished it completely in a few hours' time, but a little thing called "earning a teensy paycheck" got in the way.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4422820931_ac8e834225.jpg



The decreases were done in the pattern established, so you don't really get the spiral look.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4422820683_c1b9ed2d94.jpg


I will probably make this again. I have enough yarn leftover to make myself one. :teehee:

But, here's what I think I would do over. I would cast on fewer stitches, but my brain can't handle the math and the adjustments. I'll probably just go down in needle size, resorting to a US 6 or US 5. The hat seems a wee bit big, but it does stay on my head, so it could be that I'm finally "stylish" while wearing it. Who knows. :teehee:

Anyhoo, it's a fun pattern that I highly recommend!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4422820233_f094402d17.jpg



Thanks for looking at another one of my projects! :muah:

etoilechaude
03-10-2010, 07:49 PM
I love it! I'll have to add it to my list of "fast and fun, but still cool" patterns to make for friends!

bambi
03-10-2010, 11:50 PM
Nathalie, I LOVE it! BTW, did you get your hair cut? It looks really nice from the back.

auburnchick
03-11-2010, 12:02 AM
BTW, did you get your hair cut? It looks really nice from the back.

I had it cut at Christmas. Maybe you've seen it when it's been straightened? It usually looks a little longer then.

Thanks for your kind words about the hat AND the hair! :hug:

Slim
03-11-2010, 08:46 AM
Oh, that's so pretty! Love the color.

kmaclean
03-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Very nice! And I love the color! :inlove:

margz3
03-11-2010, 03:24 PM
You sure are cranking out the FO's Nathalie! Love the hat - thanks for the link!!

ArtLady1981
03-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Love it! :heart: Yours is the nicest one I've seen! Thanks for the link! I've faved it, saved it, and printed the pattern! And shared it with a friend who loves to knit hats for herself in this style! :thumbsup:

WandaT
03-12-2010, 08:49 AM
Love the way it turned out!!! Beautiful! Love the color, stitch pattern AND the way it fits you! Doesn't look too big. I thought that style was supposed to look like that. :)

lelvsdgs
03-14-2010, 12:06 AM
Another winner! I've also bookmarked it for my daughter. Thanks!

AngelaR
03-14-2010, 09:29 AM
I absolutely love that hat! You did such a good job. :cheering:

alevtina
04-03-2010, 08:46 PM
It looks great! Strangely enough, I just cast on for this hat earlier today! :) Mine is also in a red (KnitPicks Comfy Bulky (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Comfy_Bulky_Yarn__D5420180.html) in Fiesta) but it's a brighter red than yours. I'm afraid mine will be too big because I'm using size 8 needles and following the instructions exactly :???: I guess we'll see?

Anyway. Nice job! :)

N0obKnitter
04-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Pretty! Reminds me of a snood, too.

auburnchick
04-04-2010, 03:44 PM
It looks great! Strangely enough, I just cast on for this hat earlier today! :) Mine is also in a red (KnitPicks Comfy Bulky (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Comfy_Bulky_Yarn__D5420180.html) in Fiesta) but it's a brighter red than yours. I'm afraid mine will be too big because I'm using size 8 needles and following the instructions exactly :???: I guess we'll see?

Anyway. Nice job! :)

Unless you knit tightly, I'd go ahead and frog and start over on size 6. This made a HUGE difference. I've already frogged the bigger one and will reknit it eventually.

Thanks for the kind words, all!!!

alevtina
04-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Unless you knit tightly, I'd go ahead and frog and start over on size 6. This made a HUGE difference. I've already frogged the bigger one and will reknit it eventually.


Ah, I finished the hat before I saw this reply. It did come out rather large:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4492754559_9a86d064fd_m.jpg

I wore it last night when I went for a walk with my boyfriend. When we got home, I noticed that the hat had slid way too far back on my head (so the ribbing was at the crown of my head instead of right above my hairline) :eyebrow2: The hat is probably too heavy the way it is now... so I may still go back and frog the thing so I can re-knit it on smaller needles. Thanks for that advice :)

auburnchick
04-05-2010, 06:31 PM
Ahhh...but your's is so pretty! I don't think you'll regret the frogging. Well worth the effort, IMHO!