Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Goldilocks Hat!

 This is a hat to fit BoyWonder with the initials for his school in his school colors.
 I had an idea and so I charted out the letters and sat down to the knitting machine to start,
it struck me that since I would be knitting from the wrong side--my chart was backwards!
 A quick re-write and then I started in--this is a technique that is completely hand manipulated
on the knitting machine-I knit the row in burgundy with the needles for the letters pulled out  of work and then I knit each one with the gold.  Each row of the chart is worked this way.  It gains its own rhythm and I enjoyed doing the work.
 Then I zipped up the last of the straight knitting and seamed it up and--
wowza!  I had a hat fit for Shaquille O'Neal!
 Back to the drawing board!
 And with the reduced letter size and therefore, smaller chart over fewer stitches,
I made the second one in record time.
 Off the machine and ready for seaming--I know what I am doing with the seaming now
and in no time, I have a very nicely seamed hat!
 I am pleased with the letter size but wonder if I can do it one more time with even smaller initials!
I like the gold rim on the inside!

And I need to add the pom pom;  I think it will be in both gold and burgundy!

To be continued....

10 comments:

  1. That is just so amazing that you can do that!

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  2. perfect gryffindor colours for hp fans:) and you can always keep the hat - he'll grow into it eventually? or keep it as a gift for one of the teachers?
    and once you have the right size/chart combo, you can change the wording and make hats for all the family (with their names?)
    happy knitting:)

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  3. Wow you've got that knitting machine action down! I noticed the gryfindor colors too!

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  4. I don't think Shaq attends that school, but who knows, maybe he would like a hat? Cute finish!

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  5. I am proud of you for knowing that Shaq would wear a giant-sized hat! Lol! Fun project. :)

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  6. Great job! I bet one of the teachers would love the large hat.

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  7. Great job on the hat, so much to figure out but you did it!

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