Thursday, February 23, 2012

FO: Koolhaas Hat


The crown decreases took no time at all, so I was able to finish my Koolhaas hat yesterday afternoon. I absolutely love this pattern, but it's finicky alright! Some Ravelers mentioned in their notes that they worked the crossed stitches without a cable needle but when I tried that the work seemed too tight and it was very hard to work the stitches properly and neatly without splitting the yarn. So instead I decided to just knit it as written using a cable needle. Other Ravelers mentioned that they found the hat knit up on the large size - based on those comments I knit the smaller size and it seems a good size to me.

The yarn is Bernat Satin - machine washable and dryable, 100% acrylic. It is very soft and smooth so I think it suits a chemo cap very well. And what about that gorgeous colour? I'm not sure the photos do it justice; it's actually quite a turquoise-y blue. For this first hat I've used most of one ball, leaving me plenty to do a second.

It won't be a blue hat that I cast on today though. As I knit this hat I was struck by the idea of trying it with baby yarn on smaller needles for a newborn hat. With 104 sts cast on I can't see why that wouldn't work. Wouldn't it be the coolest newborn hat ever? There's a bunch of white acrylic baby yarn in my stash; time to put some of that to work.



8 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow, it would made such a perfect baby hat. I say, give it a try!

CTJen said...

I love it! This has been in my Ravelry queue for a while. Guess I'm going to have to move it up. :)

Dee said...

It would make a great baby hat. I like baby things that don't scream NEWBORN!!!! CUTESY!!!!

That pattern would make a CLASSY newborn hat.

Chrisknits said...

It has such delicate swirls. Simply beautiful. I am thinking I need to drag out some superwash and make some donation hats, just need to see what colors and amounts I have. They will help relieve the tedium of the sweater knitting!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on the finish! It's beautiful.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The crown decreases are my favourte part of knitting a hat!

Definitely a cool pattern

Carmela Biscuit said...

Beautiful hat, I've always loved this pattern!

Kathleen said...

Definitely the coolest baby hat ever, I hope the experiment is a success! (And after the perfection of your non-baby-sized one here, I don't see why it wouldn't be.)