Summer cap

I don’t know about you, but some summer mornings I just need some sort of light cap to wear when I walk Deedle (okay, so it’s mostly to hide my unruly locks). I’d been thinking of knitting one for a while, but when I saw the Vortex pattern in the Winter ’08 Knitty, I knew I had found The Pattern.
The Vortex pattern is really fun and interesting to knit, and the pattern is very clever. I have no idea how the designer ever figured out how to write the pattern, and you know, I had no idea how the thing was supposed to look or what I was doing until the very final step of grafting the ends together. My “make 1” stitches are ugly, as you can see, but who cares! I love the hat.
I used Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches ‘n Cream or one of those cream kitchen cottons. I think I have enough yarn left to make a non-pointed version. Peter thinks I look like an oompa loompa with it on, but there’s nothing really wrong with that, is there?

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14 Responses to Summer cap

  1. freecia says:

    As long as you don’t get some bad self tanner and turn yourself orange, I think you’ll be fine.

  2. carolyn says:

    he’s just pissy because you didn’t make him one. I WANT ONE TOO.

  3. jennifer says:

    awesome! i need to dig that issue out and take a second, or maybe a first, look…

  4. Alma says:

    Awesome hat! It looks amazing on you.

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  7. Lydia says:

    That is wild! It must have been fun to knit. Your M1s look fine. Very fun.

  8. Mary says:

    Perfect for morning walkies. And cute.

  9. Claire Winlo says:

    It’s very festive. Oompa loompas rock!

  10. Seanna Lea says:

    Deep Roy is someone to look up to (even if you have to look down to do it). Go, Oompa Loompa, Go!

  11. sil says:

    Maybe Peter looks like an oompa loompa. OK, I’m 8. Your hat is adorable, maybe make Peter a “manly version” aka in brown/black with a big point 🙂

  12. Aisa Chin says:

    OMG i love that. ARGH i will i could knit a hat so i could make that.. DO YOU TAKE COMMIsssion?

  13. michelle says:

    yum and Hi. i follow your blog and always appreciate your posts. I wanted to let you know that the has the terra plana vivoballet slippers on sale for 40% off. they only have them in black and the sizes available are 6 and 7.

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