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Friday, January 15, 2010

First Machine Knit Charity Hat of 2010

This is a copyrighted pattern, so I can't share it with you, but you can probably figure out how to do it. Wondering if anyone else has done a doubled ski hat. The top seems fine, and I like that the floats are enclosed, but when you get to the rolled up cuff you have 4 layers. I guess for snow sports in climates like MN this is ok. Just seems so bulky to me. The yarn is some mystery stuff I had in my stash. Hopefully some 10-12 year old outdoorsy guy will be able to use it. The pattern is one that is built into my Brother 970. I like it. A few of the gals in my knit guild have made a new year's goal/resolution to make a charity item for every personal item they knit this year. Good idea. I'm going to try to do the same.

The brim is done in 1 x 1 rib. With black, knitting at night, I really couldn't see the stitches and kind of took a leap of faith. When I got it off the machine I saw that one of my needles was tucking every other row!!!!!!! #53 right, to be precise. O maddening. Since I have run out of main bed needles, I'll swap out an end needle with ol' #53. Good to find the bad boy anyway.