Pattern: Habitat by Jared Flood
Made for me :o)
Start date: September 13, 2009
Completed date: September 17, 2009
Needle size: US 8 / 5.0 mm and US 10 / 6.0 mm
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solid
How much?1 skeins = 170.0 yards (155.4m)
Colour: 99 Linen
See it on Ravelry!
Modifications: To accommodate for my big head, I decided to use aran weight yarn instead of worsted. Used bigger needles to accommodate the increase in yarn. I didn’t bother blocking the hat when it was done. I was very happy with the size and shape, so blocking was not necessary.
Pattern: Huge fan of Jared Flood, so I have been looking forward to making this pattern for awhile. I wanted to make this hat for Jim last year, but he doesn’t like the cables. I didn’t make it for myself at first because normally hats like this don’t look so great on me. Usually the hats are too tight around my big head and it just looks awkward. I have a similar style hat from Abercrombie and it it fits me pretty well because the hat is huge. So I decided to give this hat a try with a thicker wool and bigger needles to see how it goes, and I’m really pleased with the final product. It’s nice to knit with a pattern that doesn’t have any mistakes in it. I hate being one of the first knitters and discovering errata all throughout the pattern.
Yarn: I bought this at Michaels using their 50% off coupon and got a skein for $2! What a steal! It took less than a skein to complete the hat. I was really pleased with Vanna’s Choice; it is extremely soft for acrylic. I recently knitted with an acrylic yarn and it was awful! It was very plastic feeling and stiff. This yarn did not feel like plastic at all and it was very soft to work with. I absolutely love this colour as well, very elegant and very understated. Just my kind of colour!