I haven’t been able to post a lot of finished objects lately because I have been saving them all to share in one post. 😉 I LOVE KNITTING HATS!!! They make such a quick and practical gift.
First up I have the Barley Hat Pattern by Tin Can Knits. I knit both of these hats with yarn that I dyed. The first hat was dyed with Greener Shades Acid dyes and the second hat was dyed with Earl Gray Tea. These two hats will be Christmas gifts for my parents.
The last four hats were also knit with my hand dyed yarn and the Turn a Square pattern by Jared Flood. I experimented with this pattern a little bit. The cuff on the first two hats (red tones) were knit with a K2P2 ribbing. On the third hat (orange and yellow) I used the tubular cast on provided in the pattern. I am not a fan of this method. The hat cuff is too snug. It is supposed to be adult sized but it is really snug on my head. So it’s going to my scrawny 11 year old son instead. For the fourth hat (tan) I knit a folded over cuff. It worked up really cute but it was a pain to pick up stitches to knit the edges together. If I was to use this method again I would use a provisional cast on to see if it helps with picking up stitch’s. I also “forgot” to add the increase stitches after the cuff on the fourth hat so it’s a bit snug. So, my 11 year old will get that hat as well. A boy has got to have options you know.