Friday, January 11, 2013

{FO} - Hats for Boys


Hat knitting is very rewarding.  And addicting, especially when you should be getting ready to go to bed because you have work in the morning but one more set of decreases won't hurt...right?? 

When I was knitting Nate's Turn a Square I kept thinking I chose the wrong end of the Noro to work from, but in the end I am very happy with the end result.

I blocked this one and Nate let it air dry on his head. Mainly because he said it felt like it was going to pop off like a shriveled balloon.  

I am hoping to finish my Hitchhiker shawl soon :) More on that on Wednesday's WIP post.

Blocking

Inside out

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    1. Hi Karen,

      Thanks! I love this pattern.

      <3 Amy

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  2. I think the striping looks amazing! I can't believe Nate volunteered to air dry his hat on his head. I can't say I would be willing to do the same. :-D

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      I know, right?! I was like, "you're crazy" but I didn't have anything big enough to block it on. My styrofoam head bust is about my size and he has a larger noggin. So I jokingly told him he could let it dry on his head and he was game.

      <3 Amy

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  3. Perfect pattern for that yarn. Love the concentric squares formed by the crown decreases :)

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    1. Oh I know!! It's such a great look for stripes.

      <3 Amy

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  4. This is the second post I've read where the Turn A Square hat was featured. Woo-hoo!

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    1. Hi Renee,

      It's such a great pattern!

      <3 Amy

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  5. I've admired this pattern for such a long time and seeing yours reminds me that I should just cast it on! Beautiful work.

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    1. Hi Evelyn,

      Thank you! I highly recommend this pattern :D

      <3 Amy

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  6. It's a Turn a Square epidemic! It really is a great pattern, isn't it? I'm loving how yours looks with the Noro. Next time, I'll take longer than a day to knit it, and will actually use the suggested yarn. It looks fantastic!

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    1. Hi Paula,

      LOL I know! So many Turn a Squares this week. I love the look of Noro, but I'm still not sold on the actual yarn - not a big fan of single ply and Nate was amused at the twigs found in it. But the look is nice.

      <3 Amy

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  7. What an original way to block a hat :) I'm sure it blocked just the right size! It's a great hat pattern.

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  8. ooh that is a super cute hat, i love it!!! I'm a new follower of you blog - it's so cute!!! have a knitty monday xx

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