hat in Hobart

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Debbie Bliss Simple Hat, significantly modified
Pattern: Loosely based on the Debbie Bliss Simple Hat, different gauge, in the round, with a moss stitch band. Star from Knitty’s Hipster pattern.
Yarn: Hat in Rowan All Seasons Cotton “Dim”. Star in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino scraps - shade 340503.
Needles: 4.5mm Addi circs, 4.5mm Bamboo DPNs

Thanks for all your kind words on the first star/frog, unfortunately it didn’t look enough like either of those things to leave it as it was. As is so often the case Knitty came to my rescue with a chart for one very cute star. Plastic needle in hand I managed to have some semi knitting fun on the plane to Hobart Thursday night, I finished it off in the hotel room while Jesse was out hunting for some dinner. Using a finer weight yarn for duplicate stitch is less than ideal and there are some brown bits peeking through but I am happy enough with the result.

This is a wonderfully simple hat pattern, easy to churn out and a very cute result. However, I am still struggling with the question of how much hat to knit before starting the decreases, I think this one may be a little short, and yet it seemed so alarmingly long at the time. I think I may try for 11 or 12cm next time. And yes I am sure there will be a next time! I am starting to wonder if baby hats are more my thing than socks.


Comment by Julia on 24/1/2006 @ 10:27 am

The new and improved star looks great! Good for you for bossing your knit! I usually knit 5 - 5.5 inches before decreases for a kid or baby hat and 6 inches before decreasing for adults if that helps. xox,

Comment by Steph on 24/1/2006 @ 10:35 am

That will be one rockin’ baby! Again I love your color choices. Very nice.

Comment by Chris on 24/1/2006 @ 11:03 am

Very cute!!

There will come a sock time again. :)

Comment by michele on 24/1/2006 @ 12:40 pm

found you via another blog…that hat is beyond precious…I am always eager to start the decreaseson the hats too. take care. I’ll check back.

Comment by Kelly on 24/1/2006 @ 12:46 pm

This turned out just perfect! I love your modified hat pattern and have it bookmarked to try out on the next baby hat I need! Congrats on the sweet hat :)

Comment by Corrie on 24/1/2006 @ 12:51 pm

love it! I just realised I have that book so am inspired to create own but not sure how I will go with the star on it!

Comment by Judy on 24/1/2006 @ 4:56 pm


Comment by Carol on 24/1/2006 @ 5:21 pm

Re doing the star was definately worth it.
I’m still wondering what it would have looked like if you had decided to re do the frog thing :)

Comment by cindy2paw on 25/1/2006 @ 8:18 am

Lovely hat, cute wiggly star , it looks excellent!!! - but you were/are in Hobart??? How cool is that? Actually it has been really hot!! Mind you, from Launceston, we think that you need a machete and a cut lunch to venture all the way to Hobart and vice versa. I know on the mainland people travel that far each day to work!! In the Winter Interweave ( I think) there is a great short row hat knitted in colour wedges. I think you would like it.

Comment by Annette on 25/1/2006 @ 7:47 pm

It was a very lovely hat :)

Comment by Anna on 26/1/2006 @ 10:30 am

I so glad that everything is still going well for you and your new addition - not to mention the gorgeous little hat. I have been off line for weeks as we have moved to Melbourne and bidpond mucked up our transfer (ofcourse!) I have been itching to get on and find out how you are going.

Comment by jo on 27/1/2006 @ 9:34 pm

I’m jealous of you being away - I love Hobart and periodically harbour secret plans to move to Tasmania (if only I could take all my friends with me it would be perfect). Love the larger star - very cute!!

Comment by Karen on 28/1/2006 @ 11:36 pm

The star looks great. Good job! Great hat!

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