Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Originally uploaded by k_purls2
I finished the koolhaas but I think I need to redo it. It fits too
snug. On the picture it doesn't look as harsh but my husband looks
like he's wearing our son's winter hat. I used CEY Venezia at 6
stitches per inch on a size 6 needle. I increased the cast on by an
inch because my Uncle's head measured 22 inches. I did the 4 repeat
because my hat measured in height the 5 repeat with my substitution
yarn. I think I should have completed the fifth repeat and perhaps a
sixth. I think it is okay snug but needs about an inch in length to
look good on an adult head particularly with this weight of yarn and
for my purpose. My elderly uncle stays cold and I need something to
cover his ears.

On the upside, I did learn how to cable without a needle! And I pretty
much memorized the pattern, so if I do it again it will be faster.


Kris said...

Great hat...you know, I had the same issue when I made this hat... just a tad to small.

Isn't it great cabling without the needle! super fast.

Virtuous said...

Yep gotta cover those ears! I say do it again since it will be faster esp. w/o a cable needle :)

Now to just make one for my brother....it is hard to gauge a man's head! shish!