I finished Jack’s hat last night. While I love the spiral rib, the top of the hat is a little less than graceful. Part of the lack of grace is due to shortening the height of the hat by 2-3 inches to make it a child size (upon recommendation of the Purl Bee). But I also think the decrease rows look like a sudden change. Not sure how I would rectify that situation though if I were to make it again. Suggestions from any of the knitters out there (I’m looking at you Robin!)? 😉
Here’s a close up of the hat.
And here’s the hat with the scarf…
I don’t know if you can tell from these pictures, but the yarn is a truly remarkable color IRL. It’s mostly teal blue with speckles of sea green. This color just glistens with life. I used Cascade Superwash 128 chunky yarn and really liked knitting with it. I love the warm spongy fabric it creates. The yarn calls for sz 10 needles with a 3.5 st/in gauge. For the hat I used sz 9 needles to get a tighter weave, but for the scarf I used 10’s.
I guess now I have to make him matching mittens, but I just don’t feel like it right now. I am itching to get back to my fall coat. But alas, I have a date tonight, so the coat will have to wait until Friday night.
Happy sewing and knitting everyone.
P.S. I promise pictures of Jack in his new accessories soon, but I want to finish his mittens first!