my last FO of 2006: Odessa from magknits, sans beads.
i used knitpicks elegance in fawn, approximately one skein, #4 knitpicks circs.
i love the spiral-y goodness at the crown. i'm very glad that i knit the entire hat on #4s, as after blocking (the pictures are pre-blocked) the hat stretched out and became very drapey. or floppy. whichever you'd prefer. the hat is not very snug now, but it's bearable. i like this one and i wear it often. a good finish to 2006.
but 2007? it's starting off with a bang.
Shedir from knitty, sarah's yarns dk cashmere in grey, one skein, #3 addi turbos. all photos are post-blocking.
a second pic. i couldn't decide if i liked the first one or this one better, so i went with both. this hat was a gift for spicy jesse. he's very proud of his "mongolian goat" hat. i try to forgive him for the heresy.
this photo shows the most accurate color. my favorite part of the hat is the crown shaping. i knit the pattern as written, except that i twisted the stitches, a la Eunny. i have a pretty small amount of the 200 yd skein leftover. i had fun knitting this pattern, except when i was tired and screwed up and had to rip back a repeat. i also learned how to cable without a cable needle and it helped improve my knitting tremendously. it was mildly difficult to give away the hat, but the recipient appears to be worthy. i told him i'd wash the hat for him whenever he wants, but he told me that he never washes hats. *pained face* ummm, yeah.
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