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Vendie 11-20-2005 07:50 PM

FO: Hat for BIL
I'm desparately trying to finish BIL Brian's hat today. I just about had it, tried it on......too short. Darn. Well, it looked good on me, but I doubt it would have on Brian.

Gave me an excellent opportunity to try Amy's video on inserting your needle in a destination row before unraveling (see Basic Techniques ->...More). It really works, just be sure you're grabbing the stitch from the same row all around. I had a hard time distinguishing between rows 8 and 9 :rollseyes: geesh, can't even blame it on alcohol.

Back on track and adding length to the hat. I would really like to get it done tonight, but we'll see.

I'm using Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca in medium blue and white, US 5 needle. I'm using a basic hat pattern from The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns, doing my own funky striping thing. Do you think I should add another stripe (or set of stripes) or just leave it blue to the top?

Ingrid 11-20-2005 07:54 PM

I love that color blue! I'd just leave the two stripes--very classy. Good work on the non-frogging. I have trouble keeping track of which row I'm on, too, unless there's a color change or pattern. Better than the alternative, though!

Vendie 11-20-2005 07:57 PM

yeah, I'm kinda liking the single set of stripes there too. I might have to make a hat with the opposite patterning b/c I'm going to have nearly a whole ball of that white left....

usamacka 11-20-2005 07:58 PM

Re: WIP: Hat for BIL
how about just a very small or two rows of the alternate color closer to the is very nice!

Jeep_Girl 11-20-2005 09:36 PM

I think that blue the rest of the way would be good for a guy. Great job on the hat!

KellyK 11-20-2005 10:40 PM

I vote no more stripes....that leaves you more white for a hat for YOU!! :mrgreen:

Sascha 11-20-2005 11:32 PM

I'd leave it the way it is. Its really nice!

Sascha 11-20-2005 11:33 PM

I'd leave it the way it is. Its really nice!

rebecca 11-20-2005 11:39 PM

Very 8-) cool to learn new techniques when we mess up, don't ya think?! I really love it just the way it is, very nice, very classy, very manly, he will :heart: it! It will be worn often :thumbsup:

Julie 11-20-2005 11:41 PM

I agree -- it looks great as-is (stripewise). :thumbsup:

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