Thursday, 23 October 2014

Finished Knitting - Chunky beanie hat


My latest knit may be my favourite so far.  There's a good chance I say that about a lot of things I knit, but this one was just for me so it has the edge.  I picked up a ball of chunky wool in the sale when I went to Bridlington in July.  I only remember that it was reduced to £2 in Boyes - the label had been lost so I have no idea what brand it was.  This is really annoying me now that I've knitted with it, loved it and want to buy more.  Faff.

I used this free Debbie Bliss pattern, Dandelion, and did the crown decreases as per the latter part of the Orange Bobble Hat pattern, although I could have figured that part out myself if I wasn't concentrating on TV at the time...  I had just enough in the 100g ball to complete the hat and pompom (I LOVE THE POMPOM.  ALL THE COLOURS.) and, thanks to TV again, I got a bit carried away on the rib and made it longer than I really meant to.  Since it was just for me though, I decided not to unravel it.  I also went down to 8mm needles after doing a swatch on 10mm and it was the perfect fit.  Plus that lovely combination of big needles and chunky wool meant it was started and finished in one night.  I need more thick, fluffy wool now.

(these pictures were kindly taken by Tam when we were on holiday at Loch Rannoch last week, the perfect setting for knitwear!  My gloves were handmade by his aunt and my jumper is from Long Tall Sally.)

:)

20 comments:

  1. Pah all those hat pics I took and you only posted 3! ;)

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    1. Well I guess there's only so many angles I can post of a basic hat...you did an admirable job anyway :)

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  2. I absolutely love this - I think it might be my favrourite of your knits so far, as well! :)

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    1. Ooh thanks, it was definitely one of the most fun to make :)

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  3. What a lovely hat :) I love Loch Rannoch, I hope you had a great time x

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    1. It was so pretty, we picked a great time of year to go :)

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  4. Awesome hat. The multi coloured pom pom finishes it perfectly. This is exactly the type of hat I'd like to be able to knit some day. The chunkier the wool the better!

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    1. Chunky wool = quicker knitting. My fave type of math!

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  5. I love it! And I actually love the extra long rib - it makes it look even cosier.

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    1. It's certainly cosy anyway, that's what matters!

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  6. Love it too - the colours, the pom pom, the long rub :)

    And those gloves look cool aswell...

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    1. Gloves usually bug me but these have proved pretty useful so far :)

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  7. That looks so snug and warm, love the pom pom, finishes it off perfectly!

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    1. Thanks, I love how awesome the pompom turned out!

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  8. Fab hat! So jealous of your awesome knitting skillz! Gotta love a bit of Boyes too - my Saturday job was on the wool and 'habby' counter (not in Bridlington!) from 15 to 21 so it has a special place in my heart :)

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    1. Aw I'm jealous, working in close proximity to wool sounds fab to me! :)

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  9. Sweet hat! The wool is ace, loving the mix of colours

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    1. Thanks, the wool is amaaaazing :)

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  10. The hat and the view are both gorgeous!

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