Monday, December 03, 2007

Risky Business

Risky is knitting an unsolicited hat for the teenager living under your roof. Will he like it? Will he wear it? Will he appreciate it's handmade-ness?? Will it even fit?

I'm thinking, even though our next gift-giving holiday begins at sundown tomorrow, that I'll save this for Christmas. That should give me plenty of time to make another for the preteen in the house.

Max's Hat
Pattern: Inspiration taken from Ryan's Hat
Needles: US size 7 dpns and 2 circulars
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha
Modifications/Notes: Different yarn and gauge for starters. Different colorwork pattern. I worked my increases more quickly so that I would get a less pointy, and more rounded top. I found guidance for this here. This yarn is lovely, but may not have been the best pick for this hat. I chose it mostly for it's softness and colors. It yields a luscious, drapey fabric, but that might not be the best fabric for this hat.


Hilary said...

You are a risk-taker! It's beautiful, though, if he won't wear it you can. :) I love hats. I need to make more of them.

Leanne said...

Nice hat! I'm sure he'll love it.

textilejunkie said...

That looks to be either dark blue or black in color, for my male gendered teen that makes it a hit. Hopefully this works for you also :) I'm finishing up an ear flap hat for mine also.