flenten hat

finished: january 24, 2006
pattern: flentent hat kit from bea ellis knitwear
yarn: 2 balls of dale heilo, and about half a ball of cotton yarn for the lining

the flenten hat was so much fun to knit! i finished all but the pom part back in december but in the holiday-craziness couldn’t figure out whether or not i wanted poms or not. in the end, i went for fun.

since my head is um big, this hat is a bit too snug so i’ll pass it on to someone else one day. no biggie though, that just means i’ll have to knit more of these.

this was my first fair isle try, thanks to mj’s norwegian knit along, and it is as addicting as cabling and lace – and the colors, wow! bright, huh? love it!

i’m pretty happy with the tension. i didn’t bother blocking this hat but i’m sure that could only help, so i may do that later on. i didn’t understand how stranding worked so next time, i’ll pick whatever i want to pop and strang that underneath the other color.

the one thing i’m not happy about is the lining, where it joins the hat – man it looks ugly! next time i’ll use a crochet provisional cast-on, then unravel the chain and knit the live stitches with the next row, which if you see mj’s hat linings, are muuuuch nicer looking.

this was a fast knit and i’ll definitely be making more of these!

[wanna know more? see posted entries about my lenten hat.]

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