When I saw this in the magazine, I thought it would be really suitable for my friend G who had requested a hat for her belated birthday gift. She really liked it and even has a wool scarf of the same colour.
This hat took one lazy Good Friday to make as I watched several shows. This was a true stashbuster as I used Patons Classic Wool leftovers from some legwarmers I made for another friend. I don’t look very good in orange so if G hadn’t like this hat, I’m giving it away to someone else.
Amstel Hat, started March 29th 2013 AM, finished March 29th 2013 PM.
Pattern: Amstel Hat by Courtney Kelley from Interweave Knits, Fall 2012.
Made for: G
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool – old yardage: 223yds/100g – Paprika – had 56g (124yds) and used all but 2g.
Needles: #8/5.0mm for body and #6/4.0mm for brim long circs
Modifications & Notes:
- Techknitter’s Disappearing Loop Cast On
- Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO
- No other mods, but my gauge was tighter, probably 18 sts = 4”/10cm so it is a small beret.
Cost of Project: None as the yarn itself was a gift.
Would I knit it again? Sure, but it would need to be bigger for my own head and hair. Not really my style either, but quick and easy pattern.
Helpful Links: Techknitter’s Disappearing Loop Cast On and Jeny’s Suprisingly Stretchy BO.
Have a good weekend! For more FOs, go to Tami’s Amis.