I worked up this version in two different color schemes rather quickly and felted them while visiting my mother-in-law in Springfield, OR, yesterday. They will soon nearly cross the state in its first week of life, attached permanently to my two angels who loved them unadorned.
CAST ON: August 24, 2008
CAST OFF: August 26, 2008
PATTERN: Inspired by Tina Whitmore’s Herbie Fire Hat
NEEDLES: 24″ ADDI Turbo Circular US #7
YARN: Assorted skeins of Lion Brand Lion Wool Solid and Patons Classic Wool Merino. Hat #1 in Purple, Goldenrod, Pumpkin, Rose, Sage, Too Teal, and Grape. Hat #2 in Rose, Purple, Pumpkin, Too Teal, Leaf Green, Woodrose, and Heather.
COMMENTS: This is addictive, a part of my ongoing color play pursuit and two-handed two-color stranding method. It worked like a charm. This is very lovely and fun to knit. I carried the 3rd strand, where applicable, alternately with other two stands throughout the project. It creates a much cleaner fabric on the wrong side with even tension. More are in the making. Pulling colors together has been fascinating and interesting. Felted/fulled hats were great but I would resize a few as regular knitted fair isle hats too. Next Project I’d like to modify it to a 16”X16” square for a sofa pillow cover, with garter stitch backing.
They are absolutely beautiful. And, NO…it didn’t make it ’til Christmas! DD#1 wanted it immediately after it’s felted/fulled on September 5. Another holiday intended knit bits the dust…