Friday, February 5, 2010

Gretel #2

I haven't knit a hat to keep until now. Fuschia—fuchsia?—oh heck, magenta—may not be the most flattering color on me, but it makes me very happy whenever I look at it. This yarn has delicious little flecks of lavender and purple and green. I love Donegal tweed: vibrant colors, very sturdy, softens with washing, excellent value.

Pattern: Gretel by Ysolda (regular size; the Gretel I knit for my grandmother was fitted)
Yarn: Studio Donegal Aran Tweed (a.k.a. Kilcarra), 2 balls fuschia, from This is Knit.
Needles: #6s for ribbing (should have used #5s) and #7s.
Raveled here.

I was afraid the ribbing would be too stiff on #5s, but it's too loose on #6s—I think I'll thread in some elastic to make sure the hat stays put.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful hat! I have seen it in person!

Kate said...

The hat looks great--just what you need during this time of snowmagedden.

On a completely different note, are those the owl sheets you ordered around Christmas? I'm excited to see them (as well as your hat)!