By accident, not design

The blue handspun hat is an FO. I wasn’t particularly careful about the transition to DPNs, and I should have been – because of the stranding on the Sl3’s. Add to this the fact that ball 1 was very different in weight to ball 2, and we end up with a most peculiar hat…

Blue Lake Hat FO

The upshot is that, apart from the strange pointy bit at the top, we have a hat that gradually decreases in thickness and weight from the bottom up. Which means…. nice and snug about the ears and airy around the scalp. For me, this is a positive bonus in a hat – but I’d hesitate to call it a design feature this time around.

A bit of blocking may help this hat…

The worst of it is – there was sufficient yarn to complete the hat in ball 2. If I had begun with that one, I’d have a far prettier hat. If I am still unhappy with it after blocking, I’ll frog it and rework it from the one ball of yarn.

I shall certainly make this pattern again, when the right yarn comes up out of the stash. I had a few difficulties with the pattern and think it may have a mistake or two in it – or it could just be me…

I have a meeting this morning – good job I am only cooking fish today. It was to have been a fish pie, but I shan’t have time for that now. I think I’ll make a white wine sauce, sling some fish and some prawns into it, and just serve it as-is, with new potatoes and peas. This may not be a bad thing, as we overdid it yesterday – and had Toad in the Hole.

Whatever, it looks like there will be no knitting done today. I did complete the (non-matching) Displacement Mitts last night, as well as this hat. I still have some Noro left and will whip up another pair of mitts tonight. I was rather hoping to make another Flamin’ Urchin today. I made two so far, but neither of them fit me. I find that I am wearing the Jacob Urchin constantly. It’s a very wearable hat indeed!

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