Knitted Lizzie Hat

Hat #22: The Lizzie Hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-lizzie-hat

What I loved: The fact that I used up two of my stash yarn, and the Latvian Braid stitch

What I didn’t love: The Latvian Braid stitch.

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This hat really is great for using up scrap amounts of yarn.  And I completely used up my leftover brown wool (I can’t remember it it’s the Brown Sheep, or the Jojoland).  And I almost completely used up my Jojoland Black and Jojoland Blue!  Very happy about that.

That Latvian Braid stitch – how pretty!  But what a pain in the tushie to stitch!  Haha, I hated my yarn getting all twisted up like that.

I don’t know what went wrong – maybe because I’m not used to dpn’s and I tried using dpn’s on this hat – but the hat is very “holey”.  Maybe I stitched too loosely because I’m not used to the dpn’s?

Knitted Corkscrew Hat

I did this hat for knitpurlhunter’s July 2014 mystery KAL: http://knitpurlhunter.com/kal/

This was my first kint-along, and it was an interesting experience.  When Clue #2 was revealed, and I saw that it involved 2-color stranded color work AND cables, I almost dropped out.  But I kept going with it, and the result is very interesting.

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I also learned a new method for making a button hole.

Also, I discovered a new yarn – Hikoo Simplicity by Skacel.  Soooo nice.  I love this yarn – it’s so soft, and stretchy, a pure joy to work with.  I want to make more stuff with this yarn!

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Knitted Inner Viking Beanie Hat

Hat #20 is My Inner Viking Beanie Hat:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-inner-viking-beanie

I used some Berroco I had in stash in attempt to reduce my stash. And reduce it I did….unfortunately, not all of it. I still have a little under 1 skein left of both the yellow and the blue. Oh well…perhaps I’ll find some other use for it.  So here it is:

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I always forget how much I like the Berroco Comfort until I use it again.  It’s so remarkably soft for an acrylic.  The hat is really quite smushy and soft…and has a nice shine to it.  And I must say, my color work is getting better!  Still a little tight around the color work section, but I’ll keep practicing 🙂

I love the shape of this hat too.  I’ll definitely be keeping the pattern on file for a basic beanie shape.