Gretel hat

Gretel hat, originally uploaded by super eggplant.

I stopped knitting for a couple of years for some reason. I would like to blame the dog, since she had a habit of sitting RIGHT next to me, which made knitting awkward and my arm sore, but about a year ago she stopped getting on the couch (she is getting too old and weak to get up there). I have some other excuses, among them just sheer laziness and wanting to sprawl on the couch and veg out, and then there was the newfound nail polish obsession, which interferes with knitting time.

Anyway, I seem to have a renewed interest in knitting again, which I am happy about. I am working on a boring sweater right now, but I also just finished this hat. It is for someone with, supposedly, a monstrously large head. I have my doubts, but I hope it fits and that she likes it.

The pattern is Gretel by Ysolda Teague. I used KnitPicks Swish Bulky, which is much bulkier than the yarn called for, but I figured it would make a large hat for the large head. It did. The stuff knit up very nicely, even though I screwed up the pattern at some point. The yarn is very soft and yummy, plus I did that tubular cast-on, which is pretty great and so wonderfully stretchy.

Anyway, there you go. Oh, and my friend’s daughter, Paulina, reminded me that I should post to the blog, so this one is for her.

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6 Responses to Gretel hat

  1. kat says:

    I think it looks great!

  2. carolyn says:

    a) I love your lipstick.
    b) I was just going to ask how Paulina, et familia, were doing. BTW.
    c) Is your head that tiny or do you think you mighta gone a little bit overboard?
    miss you lots, crazy lady.

  3. Sasha says:

    Great picture, and yay, you knit something and it’s an enormously cute hat!

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    I’m sure the hat would look really similar on me. I have a small head compared to most of my local friends.

  5. amy k. says:

    it looks awesome! I love the color and glad you are knitting again.

  6. Lulu says:

    I think you should wear it outside just like in the picture. Bwahahahahaha. It’s really beautiful!

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