FO: Midas Hat

This winter has been a slower knitting one. I still have a knit tie that I haven’t posted about because the recipient has not been wearing it much. I’ll have to get that one out in the next few weeks.

After finishing my wedding shawl in September, I was inspired to plan for more lace shawls and sweaters in my future. I took stock of my large yarn stash and realized that if I wanted to buy new yarn for shawl pattern and jumpers, I need to knit the stash down more. As a result and a shift in my hobbies, I’ve knitting hats.

This is the first of three planned hats. I’m almost done the second as I type this one. For the first hat, I wanted to use some 4 ply yarn which I got on sale years ago and this KnitPicks Aloft which I received in a yarn bag from my Buy Nothing group. While I am not a big fan of how the stripes turned out on the folded brim, the hat is light yet very warm because I doubled up on the yarn with mohair. Like most hats I knit nowadays, I chose a pattern which would have room at the top so I can put my hair in a bun.

Midas Hat, started November 28, 2020, finished January 22, 2021.
Pattern: Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach
Yarn: Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic (Fingering – 75% Wool, 25% Nylon – 400 meters / 100 grams ) – less than one 1 skein ; KnitPicks Aloft (Lace – 75% Mohair, 25% Silk – 238 meters / 25 grams ) – 1 skein

Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm 40?/100cm circular.

Modifications & Notes:

  • Provisionally CO on with a circular needle – I am not a big fan of provisional cast ons but I’ve started to learn how to do them on a separate circular needle (usually a bigger one). I was able to do this one in one go. I used this video.
  • Cast on 108 instead of 117, added 12 at increase row
  • Added mohair yarn after folded brim
  • Knit until 9″
  • Started the decreases at K10, k2tog

Tools/Notions: Additional circular needle
Cost of Project: C$11 yarn
Would I knit it again? Yes.

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