Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finished Knits - A Race to Ship Out

Here is a new FO - Koolhaas hat from Brooklyn Tweed. This is a great hat - the design is amazing and inventive. I had a bit of trouble at the beginning, but that is only because I didn't read the chart right. This was knit with Lamb's Pride - on size 6 needles. I really love how is turned out. It could probably be a bit longer, but it still fits and doesn't require that annoying tug over the ears that some hats do. I knit this for my SIL for her birthday. I was on a race to the finish and completed it yesterday. My only dislike of the pattern is the decreases for the crown - now this could be me or is most likely me, but I couldn't get the pattern to match up with the directions. The tall people looking down on this hat will notice the pattern did not continue - but oh well. I think that this pattern works best with solids or a verigated all with different shades of the same color. I highly recommend it. The pattern was originally printed in the Interweave knits Holiday magazine.

Also notice the new glasses - very hip if I do say so myself. (Although I do think that this photo makes my nose look 10 times bigger then it really is. LOL)

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6 comments:

Bertha said...

Love it!

chanknits said...

Love the hat and the new specs. Wanna come shop with me on May 5th after my eye appointment?

Bubblesknits said...

The hat looks great!

Michele said...

cute hat and adorable frames!!!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Yours is the 2nd Koolhaas I've seen, it is lovely! great job. I need to make one. Love your new specs!

Jenny said...

That looks great! Isn't it such a neat pattern? I'm thinking of kniting a few more for early Christmas stash presents. Stylish frames too, very nice.