25 October 2021

Hat finished

Well that was a challenge!!!  Now HOW can a simple hat be a challenge?  Well I assure you it can when you're ruled by a BC3!!!

Everything was hunky dory until I got to the crown and the decreasing.  I honestly couldn't get my head round the destructions.  I think I started the decreasing three times before the penny dropped!!!!  

Now I have a hat with 'almost' matching gloves.  The hat is in double knitting yarn and the gloves are four ply.

Thanks to Mary J’s comment on this blog post I’ve looked into this method which I’ll be trying next time. IF there is a next time after my hassles with this hat!!!!  It's the magic loop knitting method.

I've heard of and used (with great success) the magic loop with starting a crochet pattern but had never heard of this idea of knitting in the round with one circular needle.  Last Friday I joined the knitting group who meet at the coffee shop by the train station on a Friday morning.  I mentioned this idea to one of the ladies and she said she'd bring a piece she's knitting using this method in with her next week.  Such a smashing and friendly group.


Pigmini said...

Well Done Miss!!

Maureen said...

Glad you managed to work it out. Try Magic Loop by all means, but as an aalternative to that method, or using four needles, you can always buy short circular needles to knit your next hat.
I have a few sizes in 40 cm length, and I find using them is easier than Magic Loop.
Although you will have to switch to double points for the last few rows.

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, Maureen. That's what one pattern suggested but I don't think I had a circular needle of the right size so decided just to go with DPN's.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Great hat! I've used the Magic Loop, but I find it just as easy to use DPNs.

Jane McLellan said...

Interesting decrease pattern.

God's Kid said...

Great hat!! :)

Lavi said...

That hat looks cosy! Glad you didn't give up on it! The decrease sounds pretty tricky to me, indeed starting from the top of the hat might be easier.

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