Monday, April 15, 2013

FO Friday.. Sort Of

I finally finished my "X" hat, the pattern I was dared to complete from the rav group "Calling All Knitters". Overall I'm okay with this FO (which I actually finished Friday but haven't gotten a chance till now to blog about it)... it's definitely not my favorite hat but I'm glad I was able to learn a new skill from it (increase from 3 to 5).



I swatched before I knitted this hat because I wanted to use my size 11 circulars and worsted weight yarn and was too afraid to just wing it considering the pattern called for DK yarn and small circulars. Although this hat came out as a slouchy beanie, it wasn't supposed to. Even with swatching I overestimated the stitches, but I actually like the shape it turned out to be (and hey, life's all about rolling with the punches, right?).






If anyone wants to try out the Xeranthemum hat, the pattern can be downloaded for free here :) I'd recommend this pattern not for the finished product but for practice with different and unusual techniques (such as the 3 to 5 increase that creates the "flower petals" on the hat).




11 comments:

  1. I like taking on new challenges. I feel like I learn so much when I move outside my comfort zone. Great work on the hat.

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  2. Cute hat, congrats on learning a new skill.

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  3. It looks really cute, good for you learning something new.

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  4. it's always good to learn something new, even if you're not super excited about the finished product :) time well-spent :) (also: the hat looks cute on you)

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  5. Good for you! I don't get too creative...yet. I always follow the pattern to a "T" but then your way is probably lots more exciting! Plus, it turned out! It is very pretty.

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  6. Even the f/o was not the intended outcome..it works! thanks for the pattern link..I have bmarked it..

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  7. I really like the garter brim. It's a wearable hat and a learning experience ... that's pretty good :)

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  8. The hat looks really good, very soft and comfy, and it's always good to learn new knitting tips and techniques!

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  9. Thank you all, I am definitely happy to add a new skill to my knitting repertoire!!

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  10. I love learning a new skill, good job challenging yourself!! The hat looks great!

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