Monday, November 07, 2011

obsession one - done!

The hat for my son is finished! He's happy with it, and I love it. It fits, which is important, and it matches his grey jacket, which doesn't interest him in the least.

It's the Knit Picks Chullo Hat kit, and I switched out the blues for greens. (I didn't actually get to switch the colours, I just bought three shades of green and kept the blues for something else...)
I also charted out my own pattern for the earflaps - the boy wanted skulls, not llamas.

This is a great pattern - you are not limited to a specific colourwork pattern - it gives you options. There are small patterns, and large, and you can pick from an assortment to personalize each hat differently. Additionally, I have enough yarn left from the kit for at least 3-4 more hats, depending on how I distribute the colours. I could do more colourwork, or stripes, or solids... The shape of the hat is the basis. (Although if not doing colourwork, I think I'd reduce the total number of stitches, since it would stretch more. Colourwork tends to hold the size a bit better.)


9 comments:

Brendaknits said...

Obsession when it's over something so artistically beautiful makes obsession a good thing.

Sel and Poivre said...

I'm learning that "fit" and "matching" can be irrelevant, good things or very, very bad things, depending on the age of the teenager at the time!

What a great job to have hit all the marks for your particular teen at this particular moment!

Plus its just a great looking hat!

KnitTech said...

Very nice!

Lucky Canuck said...

LOVE IT!

CatBookMom said...

Great job! So glad the kid likes it, and to know that the pattern kit is a good value.

deirdre said...

Very, very nice! I've had this kit marinating in my stash for a couple of years, and you're making me think I should pull it out and start playing..

Carol said...

I love these kind of hats. I made myself an earflap hat a while back and it is the best ever for cold days. Mine has pom poms. Now I may have to make one with tassels

Acorn to Oak said...

Impressive! I just saw this same hat on another blog. When I saw it on yours it made me do a double take because the other one was the same colors and I think it had skulls on the earflaps too. This seems like a fun and rewarding project. I want to try colorwork someday...more than just two colors that I've done. That's so great that he likes it. :-)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow! Great job! Looks great. I hope he wears it well.