Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oatmeal Spiral Hat

My Dad is still in the hospital, it's a crazy busy season, and I have not had a chance to even take a picture of the hat I referred to last week. I started a matching cowl on the same road trip but I haven't even been able to look the loom since we got back. 

So I'm sharing a hat I made for my cousin, using this lovely oatmeal yarn.  

I love this spiral pattern, and yes - I use it frequently. (You can see my pattern on THIS post. )

I used Jeannie Phillips cast off (you can do a YouTube Video search if you are interested in her technique) because it makes a nice flat top - especially when you are using a bulky yarn like this #6 weight.

I don't often do a ribbing stitch for a hat brim, but sometimes I like to. It gives an almost scalloped look to the bottom edge!  I used the green Knifty Knitter Loom.

Hopefully once I get Christmas behind me, I can get back to work on that cowl!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

No pictures yet

I'm sorry friends and followers, but I have nothing new to post. My hat turned out great, and in fact I wore it for most of our 3 day road trip last week.

However, my Dad fell on Monday and broke his hip - so our world has turned upside down. I just haven't had a chance or the energy to upload that picture or work on the matching infinity scarf I started.

If I don't get a chance to post again before the holidays, I wish all of you that celebrate it - a Merry Christmas. For those of you that honour a different celebration, and for everyone else - I wish you the best.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I have another WIP started ... a hat for myself. It was cloudy and rainy today and the light was awful so I haven't taken a picture. I may have to wait until it's finished to share.  I'm using a CinDWood loom which is a smaller gauge than the Knifty Knitter. The yarn is about a 3 weight, so the hat is a little 'lacy' which it wouldn't be if I was using a 4 weight. That's OK though - it was an experiment and it's going to work up nicely.

I have a long road trip this week so I should be able to finish the hat AND get started on a matching infinity scarf or cowl. I have lots of the same yarn.

I'll post pictures soon.

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