Well it wasn’t knit during a weekend but it’s done. My first completed project of 2013. It is a small thing, a simple thing but I love it!
In my last post I mentioned that I’d joined a Downton Abbey knit-a-long and planned to knit The Lucy Hat. Here it is…
It’s not even blocked yet but I had to share it.
As usual these pictures are not doing the colors justice. But you can still see I made a return to my namesake with the cream and brown.
I love that woven stitch pattern…
If I had to say one negative thing about this pattern (which I followed to the letter) is it’s a bit “shallow”. That is definitely the style but I tend to like my hats covering a bit more of my head. I may rip this back to a round before the decreases, add a few rows, then re-finish. I will also wear it with the “flip” on my left instead of my right, to put the “jog” in color and pattern to the back instead of the front.
Pattern: The Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Vintage in Moccasin (brown) and Trodden (cream) which I purchased here.
Needle: #7 (2 circular method)
Modifications: None (just ones mentioned above)…
I think I’ll wear my new hat while I watch last night’s episode of Downton Abbey, which I missed because I was clued to the Golden Globes. (Congratulations to all the winners, some surprises, some not)
So what should I knit for Downton next? A shawl, stockings, oooh…gloves?
Thanks to my friend, Kim for her photographing services….