Another finished project!
This one is for me.
A long time ago, I fell in love with the Koolhaas Hat. You can purchase the pattern here
Then, I received a gift certificate for Kaleidoscope Yarns
and went in search of something nice to buy.
I bought two skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk. The color is "Peapod," #141. You can read about the yarn here
. Oh man, is it soft! Here's a picture of the pre-knit up yarn:
I went hunting for patterns on Ravelry before I bought the yarn and saw that someone had used it to make the Koolhaas Hat.
Bingo! The perfect match!
So, like the other person, I doubled the yarn (hence my purchase of two skeins) and cast on this project on 9/13...finishing tonight (9/19). I used up 85g of my yarn (each skein is 50g).
Getting started was a challenge because I didn't have DPNs that were the right size, nor the 16" cable. However, I decided to use Magic Loop. The pattern works absolutely fine done this way. Whew!
The pattern is not hard, if you are comfortable doing cable work. However, the slickness of the yarn made it impossible to do the cables without cable needles. What a chore!
I persevered and am really glad I did. The top of the hat, IMHO, is gorgeous! This pattern is smartly written, despite my aggravation with the cables.
I'm pleased because although I didn't do a gauge swatch
, the hat came out the perfect size for me, proving there's a first time for everything.
On to the pictures!
The yarn is actually a darker color. Maybe a sage color? The next picture was taken with the flash on. I tried to fix it, but oh well.
And a view of the top...
Thanks for looking!