It’s again Finished Object friday. In today’s episode I show you a hat in a (for me) uncommon yarn weight.
Through the Ravelry-forum I saw, there’s a KAL (knitalong) that starts after christmas. It’s a cowl knitted in DK yarn weight. When I went back from my stay in Cape Town it was time to wash and block the cowl. But I did it so wrong. I ruined my new cowl. From my original idea to make a cowl and matching mitts, there was nothing anymore there. With leftovers and an extra skein I came up with the idea to knit a hat.
Pattern: Honey by Lisa Gutierrez
Needle size: 4.5mm
Yarn: Madelintosh tosh DK, in “Chamomile”
I really like the colour. It’s a warm, golden tone. Perfect clash of colour in a grey winter, right? What I also like is the twisted ribbing. It looks so neat. My only change is to bring symmetry in the honeycomb pattern. The difference is visible in the first two pattern repeats of honeycombs and the rest of the hat. In those two rows I did it as the pattern says, but I didn’t like the look. Then I changed. I think it looks more even and neater.
The designer took also care about the shaping of the crown. The pattern flows in the crown.
Usually I knit with thin yarn. That means I knit with fingering or lace weight yarn and use needle sizes from 2.00 to 4.00mm. To knit with thicker yarn is for me very uncommon. But one advantage it has: you’re very fast. It takes not much time to finish something.
The photo above shows you the inside out. It looks also very nice. I have to admit, I’m very pleased with my new DK-weight hat. And it will be not my last one in this yarn-weight. The yarn is very soft and it’s a pleasure to knit with.