Any fans of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar? It’s one of my favorite movies and as I sat down to write this post Ms. Vita’s line came to mind.
But before I get into that, I wanted you all to know that the cowl has been delivered and will be loved…to death!
Doesn’t it look great on her? And so does that hat!!!! Yes, I finally finished “the hat” that was on needles way to long. Its done and once again as I asked my sister to model it I thought…not a good idea. She wanted to keep it of course but I couldn’t blame her it matched so perfectly with the cowl.
Look at the ribbing, so twisted and perfect!!!
This hat, Windschief by Stephen West, was supposed to be fitted, like a watch cap but when I saw this version on Ravelry and loved it.
I also added another mod. I used a tubular cast on. The effect of the stitches appearing to roll over the edge never fails to thrill me.
And did I mention how warm it is? I used 2 strands of fingering weight (Unisono, colorway 1164) held together (on a #7 needle) to get the gauge…worked perfectly!!
I don’t have any pictures of the wrestling match that ensued as I tried to get the hat off my sister…suffice it to say…I won!!
Now let’s re-visit a past knit for a moment. I’ve had a few questions lately about the Lucy Hat.
Downtown Abbey KAL – The Lucy Hat 2013
If you remember while I was very happy with this hat and the project in general the only “complaint” was it wasn’t deep enough. So I did what all crazy knitters do I ripped back to re-do the crown.
Now to answer the questions of a recent comment by Brittany. Yes I simple wore the hat backwards, to hide the seam/the color jog, which placed the flap on the left. As mentioned in the original post.
I used a german twisted cast on. It blended so much better with the purl stitches that followed.
Now regarding the short rows, which another reader had a question about. I honestly don’t think I can shed much light on that one, except to say don’t over think it. If the directions say, knit to 2 stitches before the last wrapped stitched that means the second stitch from the wrapped stitch. I don’t know if that helps but I don’t think I can explain it any more clearly than that. There are quite a few videos on YouTube and on Ravelry that can help. I think the problem with short rows it just over thinking. Do exactly what the directions say and you should be fine.
I hope this helps everyone…and remember the beauty of knitting is you can rip it out. Once you cut fabric, for example, you’re done…no re-dos….
Happy Hat Knitting Everyone!!
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