Sunday, October 14, 2007

My Herringbone Hat for My So Called Scarf...

After I finished the My So Called Scarf for myself, I decided I needed a hat to go with it. When I saw the My Herringbone Hat, I knew I had stumbled on a perfect hat for my ensemble.
I now have some great winter wear. I even managed to wear my scarf to the Apple Festival at UBC yesterday morning while I wondered around tasting apples and eating scrumptious apple pie before lunch. Our good friend and neighbor Gill came along with us, so we also had very good company.
I can't wait for cooler weather so I can wear the hat and scarf together.

Specs:

Pattern: My Herringbone Hat by Moonfrog.
Yarn: 1 and a very little bit skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Azul Profundo.
Needles: 8mm Crystal Palace DPNS.I knit the herringbone band until it fit around my head in the way I wanted it to. When sewing the two herringbone ends together, I just winged it. It's not totally invisable, but it's close. I couldn't replicate it if I tried, sorry.

I also picked up more stitches than called for, but I can't remember how many. I do know it was one per edge stitch. I then knit until I estimated it was almost long enough, then followed the decreasing directions.The only thing I would change if I made it again is that I would start the decreases a few rows sooner. It's a bit of a tall hat.

9 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Very pretty! And that's a great color on you!

Charity said...

This is so nice! I love the matching hat. :0)

tiennie said...

Perfectly done together!

JessaLu said...

Beautiful!

Gina said...

Cute and cozy!

lexa said...

That made a nice set! I love the color.

Theresa said...

That looks fabulous. I so need to go make this set now . . .

chrissie said...

What a cute set! The color looks great on you.

Dipsy said...

Wow! This looks so fantastic together - the perfect set indeed! And I love the warm and calm colorway - it looks awesome on you!