Friday, February 01, 2008

Lapping Waves Hat

Remember the cute little hat I made a few weeks ago?

I've got the pattern ready to go now and available in my shop. Before I finalized it, I wanted to first knit up another one in a larger size.

I wanted to knit the larger size since the crown and top decreases are significantly different in the larger sizes. This is necessary so that the stitch pattern flows nicely through the top of the head. I figured that I could still wear one in a slightly larger size, albeit the fit would be looser.

Well, I was right that I could get away with wearing the larger size, but my husband surprised me when he nabbed the hat for himself. The last hat I made for him is his "workshop" hat and so is usually too covered with sawdust to wear outside the boundaries of the workshop. He saw the brown "Lapping Waves" hat and immediately put it on and declared it his own.

I hadn't really thought previously of the hat as being a unisex hat, since technically one could consider the detail to fall into the category of "lace." Now that I've seen that my husband wears it without a thought or hesitation, I think it's fair to say that it's a unisex hat. (That's not really lace anyway. It's just a few little holes that outline the pattern, right?)

I've made some progress also on the red cashmere sweater that I started recently, but I'll save that update for a future post. Right now, my hat-stealing husband is cooking up a pasta dinner and I fear that I better head to the kitchen to lend a hand before something catastrophic occurs.

Everyone have a great weekend!


Lynne E. said...

That's a great hat pattern! Makes me want to knit one, even though I never wear hats. :-)

anne said...

awesome! i'm looking for a cute hat to make myself.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute!!!