I try to knit myself something nice and new for Jewish holidays, most of the time it is a new hat. Some years I do better than others. This year I outdid myself by planning ahead (it was almost ready at Purim!) and perfectly matching up a yarn and pattern.
I have been a fan of designer (and architect) Kirsten Johnstone‘s aesthetic for many years. I have many of her patterns in my queue to knit, one day. I fell head over heels in love with her Tetsubou Hat when it was released.
This knit is well written and the knitting is fast and the result is perfectly simple and refined. I enjoyed every minute of it and plan to knit more as it actually looks great on me when I wear it. I often like hat styles that are not becoming for me to wear.
Ravelry project page
Started: 04 March 2012
Completed: 11 March 2012
Yarn: Cascade Yarn Heritage Solid in 5609 (Bark), less than half a skein– approx 170.4 yards (155.8m)
Needles: 3.5mm and 3.75mm
Major Modification: Provisionally cast on to two needles for hem. Knit as per pattern in St st. Fold hem on right side. Continued in St st for two rows. Threaded small 2.75mm needle (my smallest interchangeable) through as a lifeline after last completed row. Continued as per pattern ending with RS facing. Fold second hem on right side and knit together to close hem, changing to correct size needle for gauge if using interchangeable needles. Next row: Purl. Next row: Increase. Work only two rows of st. Then continue as per pattern. (I think I got all that right, I didn