Wednesday, February 22, 2012
With all those stitches crossing back and forth I thought this hat might take longer than it is. Jared Flood describes his Koolhaas hat pattern as an architectural beanie informed by the work of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. It's really interesting and dramatic, isn't it? Both the architecture AND the hat I mean. This pattern has been in my queue for ages; it's about time I got to knitting it.
The yarn I'm using is Bernat Satin - a very smooth and soft acrylic. The yarn was originally purchased for my Wool-Eater blanket but when I started a round with this colour I found it too much for the other colours. So it's destined to be hats now: chemo caps for Halos of Hope.
I'm excited to get started with the crown decreases. That's really the impressive part of this pattern, the way the crown decreases work while maintaining the integrity of the diamond lattice. If I finish this hat on my train ride into work today, maybe I'll cast on another. It's working up really nicely and I have plenty of yarn.
With this post I'm taking part in Work-in-Progress Wednesday hosted by Tami's Amis. Take a minute, have a look and prepare to be impressed with all that's going on in the craft world today!