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.