Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fibers on Friday: A Hat For Me

I've had this yarn for about a year now. It's Plymouth Earth Ranch. I bought it specifically for a hat for myself because my winter jacket is white with a black collar. So, I set out to knit this a couple days ago. I wanted to use this pattern, The Amanda Hat. I held two strands together and started knitting, but it just wasn't what I was aiming for, so I frogged. I decided to just do this simple ribbed brim hat using one strand of the yarn. It's very light, very stretchy, but very warm. Every hat I've knitted for myself turns out too shallow, so I thought making such a wide brim that can be rolled up would help out with that. I plan on finishing it up tonight and my next project is a baby bib.

I cast on 83 stitches (about 5 stitches to the inch is my gauge). I did a 2 x 2 rib for a few inches and then just knitted around and around until I was happy and ready to decrease.

Decrease rounds:
Rd 1: knit 5, knit 2 tog....repeat all the way around
Rd2 and all even rounds: knit
Rd 3: knit 4, knit 2 tog
Rd 5: knit 3, knit 2 tog
Rd 7: knit 2, knit 2 tog
Rd 9: knit 1, knit 2 tog
rd 11: knit 2 tog
close it up and weave in ends

It was another great week of linking! Thanks guys!! You make me happy!!


  1. Very nice hat Beth! Have a great rest of the week :)

  2. I love the hat! I really like the yarn. :)

  3. lovely hat and thanks for the instructions. makes me want to take out yarn and do a bit of knitting right her right now. But I couldn't manage the fibers on Friday, just too much to do at the moment, I hardly ever sit down in the evening to watch dvd or anything, my hands are always busy doing something else, writing mainly, or I have my arms deep in soil of some sort in the garden or house lately, did you see?

    sigh. I will join the fibers one day. maybe i can start with a fourth Friday fibers (of every month)? That gives me how many days before I produce a bit of needle work?

    Thank you the inspiration.


  4. Not only do we both have the same blog background but I also made a hat for myself this week! I had bought the yarn last year and figured it was time to knit something for myself.
    I didn't link it as I haven't blogged about it yet but I will link it next week's Fibers on Friday. :)

  5. Beth, I found the yarn online ( I bought mine at my local Joann's) , but unfortunately no pattern!

  6. Thanks for the invite! What a great idea! Your blog is really fun to read. The hat looks like it's warm and cozy. Hope you can join us on WIP Wednesdays.


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