Monday, August 31, 2015

FO: Graham Hat


I haven't really knit a lot for my brother, historically. Back in spring, he asked if I'd knit him a hat. Not being one to squander any budding interest in knitwear, I sat him down right then and there to crawl through Ravelry and Knit Picks to get a plan.

He decided on a classic look-the broken-rib beanie that is the Graham Hat. He kept with the classic theme by choosing a forest green tweed yarn, and then I promptly bookmarked both, and...didn't order the yarn for a while.

Finally, I had an excuse to place a Knit Picks order, and I got his yarn. And...I left it in the box for a week or so. Finally, I managed to crank it out during a couple nights of play rehearsal, and I'm really pleased with it. I did make some mods-I changed the decreases at the top to be double decreases every other row, and I only did about an inch and a half of ribbing at the brim. But I really like how it came out, and my brother likes it too!


Ravelry Page: Graham Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, "25448 Sequoia Heather"


*Remember to check back tomorrow for the release of Granite: Four Hats for Any Adventure*

8 comments:

  1. lovely hat Kat! I love the sequoia heather colorway -- this past week I've been going back and forth on if I want to order a bunch of it for a sweater :)

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  2. That's a lovely hat! I'd love to knit something for my boyfriend (not a sweater, don't worry!!) but I can't ever decide what... Why are men so difficult? :-P

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    1. Thanks! I don't know why men are so difficult-probably because most of them won't wear shawls, lol :P

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  3. I like how your brother appreciates your beanies.

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    1. It's nice! I'm really impressed that he's turning into such a hat connoisseur.

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  4. that is a fabulous hat! love the tweedy yarn. Your brother has good taste.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, he does. Must get it from me :)

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