Tuesday, June 19, 2007

ssr #1

Pattern: Winter Femme, from d-made
Yarn: The Fibre Co.'s Terra, in Nettle, seen here (60% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk), purchased from Downtown Yarns in September 2006
Needles: #7 16" circular and #7 DPNs
Modifications: Where to start... First, I had a very different yarn, and limited yardage. Instead of the recommended 108 stitches, I cast on 84. I worked only six rows in the cables and in the decreases, assuming that I had different row gauge as well. I liked the pattern very much, and the yarn was great. I'm glad that there's another in a different color in my stash!

For a while, I was engaging the Power of Positive Thinking in that the hat was going to fit an adult, and that I'd have enough yarn to finish: two things about which I was quite concerned. That Power got me a hat that should fit Little Miss Red Dress (celebrating her 18-month birthday in July and my favorite knit-wear model) this winter (it's 13", unstretched in diameter). Ah, well. She loves hats, and I had enough yarn. It's all good in the end.


Dipsy said...

What a very beautiful hat this is! I love the pattern, and the yarn you were using for it seems to be just the perfect one! Congrats!

Brenda said...

The hat looks wonderful! And I'm sure your young friend will love it. Well done!