#makermonday hat
by Maggie McGuire Follow

Knitted up this hat this morning and afternoon for Maker Monday!

I originally started it with the intention of sending it to one of my best friends who is currently in veterinary school.  But after getting about sixteen rows up, I realized that I had absentmindedly been knitting my color changes way too tightly, and there was a visible diagonal line across the back.  Maybe it wouldn't be as obvious to someone not looking directly at it, but it was driving me crazy.  Instead of frogging it, I started doing it more loosely and decided to keep the hat for myself and start another one for her.  You can see in the second photo where I realized my mistake.  Whoops!

Still generally happy with the hat.  I'm wearing it right now and it's really cozy!

I've written up a pattern.  You can find it on my blog here.


Discussion 7

  • Ani Tomasic commented 8 years ago

    great color combo!

    Maggie McGuire replied 8 years ago

    Thank you!  They were two colors I happened to have on hand, and they worked out well together.  :)

  • Nora commented 8 years ago

    I love this so much. I actually can't tell that there is a mistake really. Did you use a pattern? I'd love to make one.

    Maggie McGuire replied 8 years ago

    Thank you!  No, I just made it up as I went along.  I used size 11 needles, cast on 54 stitches, and knit in the round, changing the color every row until I was happy with the length.  I may write up a pattern eventually, and I'll let you know if I do!

    Maggie McGuire replied 8 years ago

    Hey, Nora!  I've written up the pattern.  You can find it here: http://msquaredknits.tumblr.com/post/69441107212/makermondayhat

  • TheMissLinds commented 8 years ago

    yay #makermonday!! love it!

    Maggie McGuire replied 8 years ago

    Thank you!

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