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Old 01-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Moss Stitch Looks Pretty Cool
While at the Applebee's in WI this weekend one of the servers, (the one who calls me Sam because she thinks my voice sounds like Sam Elliott's), asked me when I was going to make her a hat.

I found out what her favorite colors are and told her I'd try to whip one up for her. She likes turquoise and yellow so that's what I am working with.

As I hadn't yet done anything with moss stitch I decided to try a moss stitch hat to see how it would look. I have to say that I really like how the moss stitch is looking. It makes for a very interesting looking textured pattern.


At first I found it a bit awkward constantly switching between knits and purls but once I got into the rhythm of it it's not so bad. I think it's going to make a pretty nice looking hat once it's finished.

I do think I'll switch to stockinette for the decreases though as I think they'll mess up the moss stitch pattern anyway. Maybe I'll go with a flattened swirl for the top.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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oh thats cool!
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oh thats cool!
Yeah, what she said

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That does sound cool. And it's so nice of you to do that for her.
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Sounds like a wonderful idea. The turquoise and yellow will be bright and sunny and remind everyone of summer. The moss stitch will give the hat texture and the swirled top will look wonderful. You are SO creative!!! I wish I could whip hats out the way that you do. Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:06 PM   #6
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It sounds like it will be just lovely! I really like the texture and look of the moss stitch.
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I found out how much I like the moss stitch when I used it for my most recent hat -- using Lion Brand BIG (my hideous green hat with the pom pom).

It makes a nicely textured hat, though.

You're a nice guy...I'm sure she's going to love it.
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I am working on a hat right now with moss stitch I love it!
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That is so cool
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