Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ruffle Hat

I was looking for a nice quick knitting project the other day so I could use some of the yarn that Jay gave me for my birthday. I have been saving this pattern for months and decided to give it a try.  I didn't have the exact right type of yarn for the hat.  I think the pattern uses and acrylic yarn, which would be lighter and probably allow the brim to stick out a little more.  The yarn I used was a cotton/linen blend and made for a bit of a heavier/floppier brim.  I felt like the hat was cute, but probably would never stay on a kid's head, so I decided to crochet a tie to help give it a little more shape.  Overall I am happy with how it turned out, but I have seen a few other ruffled hat patterns and I think next time I would try something different.  I am definitely a fan of knitting in the round, as this hat was knit flat then seamed up the back.  I do like the pattern on top of the hat too.  Adds a bit of visual interest as well.  I need to find a better model, but for now Mrs. Bear will have to do!

1 comment:

Jay said...

Well done, sweetie! Such a nice pattern for that yarn. Maybe we can get Kiwi to mode it for us. "Quick! Shoot! Before she chews it!"