Wednesday, December 29, 2010

FO: Cable Car Hat

One last FO for the year:

FO: Cable Car Hat

I cast on for this hat at the airport in Dallas on a Saturday, and finished the following Wednesday in San Francisco. I've dubbed it the Cable Car Hat. The pattern is Relm by Brooklyn Tweed, from the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Knit1. I used less than a skein of Malabrigo in the lovely Sealing Wax colorway. I made some modifications, mostly to conserve yarn and to make the hat less slouchy.

I used a size 7 circular throughout, instead of switching needles after the brim.

Then, at the decrease section, I did the following:
Worked Row 1
Skipped rows 2 and 3
Worked rows 4-7
Skipped rows 8 and 9
Worked rows 10-11
Then:
(p2, ssk) repeat to end
(p2tog, k1) repeat to end
k2tog repeat to end
k next row
k2tog, k1 repeat to end
k next row
k2tog repeat to end
Seam 10 remaining stitches

FO: Cable Car Hat

Although it's pretty cute on me (modest, I know!), I gifted it to Beth, Elliott's sister (and mother of the adorable Oliver) this weekend. She'll get better wear out of it in DC this winter. And besides, I can always make another hat. That's the beauty of being a knitter, right?

Raveled here

By the way, it's my birthday today! I'm 29, for the first time.

11 comments:

  1. Adorable hat! I love the shade of red. And happy birthday!!!

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  2. Cute hat! Happy Birthday to us!

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  3. Darling hat, darling! And Happy Birthday! You make a fabulous 29 year old.

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  4. Very cute hat! And happy belated birthday to you...along with a happy new year!

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  5. You must make another for you, it's so great on you!!

    And Happy (really belated) Birthday! :D

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday!!! And that hat is super cute, you should definitely knit another for yourself. :)

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  9. Those are cute cable car hat. I wish I could make one of that too.

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