Amanda hat

I was totally seduced by the Paton’s Jet that maddy18 gave me. When I found that I couldn’t knit any of my “hit list” projects while bandaged from finger to shoulder, I realised that something on big fat needles would be much more appropriate – and this yarn knits on 5.5mm – lovely.

A quick search of Ravelry yielded The Amanda Hat by Gina House. Just the ticket!

Amanda in Progress
Amanda in Progress

I cast it on in bed last night while we did crosswords and listened to the radio. And I got almost all the way to the crown. Today was a snowy-do-nothing kind of day, which made it easy to romp through to the end of the project.

The Amanda Hat, in Paton's Jet
The Amanda Hat, in Paton's Jet
  • Cast on Date: February 7th, 2009
  • Cast on: Long Tail
  • Pattern: The Amanda Hat by Gina House
  • Pattern Price: Free
  • Yarn: Paton’s Jet
  • Quality: 30% Alpaca 70% Wool
  • Weight: Bulky
  • Length: 74 metres per 50g ball
  • Price: gifted by maddy18
  • Amount: just over 1 ball (68 gms)
  • Colour: 7 – a subtle mix of reds and russets, with gold
  • Needles: 5.5 mm
  • Stitches: as written
  • Pattern Repeats: as written
  • Blocked: No
  • Finished Size: n/a
  • Cast Off: n/a
  • Cast Off Date: February 8th, 2009
  • Ravelry Project: Snow Day Amanda

It was a quick romp – easy knitting from a well-presented pattern. The yarn was more hairy than I expected, less soft in the knitting than might have been hoped for, but the finished hat is nice and cuddly – not at all harsh.

Side view
Side view
Crown
Crown
Texture
Texture

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