Heather gave this one the thumbs up, Barbara

Without the Santa hat, that is.gillianknits.com

I am a day late with this post.  Oops. I am trying to publish on Tuesdays and Fridays.  I had a very social weekend.  I had more hugs from people that weren’t my husband or children this week than in the last six months combined.  I went to Toronto to volunteer as a historic cook for a Regency Christmas Supper.gillianknits.com

It was really fun.  I stayed overnight in my home town at my friend from high school Ann’s house.  Then I spent 4 nights in Toronto with my university friend Lauren.  It was a nice change of scenery but I am glad to be home to rest up for Christmas at Mum’s.  The supper on Friday night was beautiful and I always learn a lot when I do these events.  Plus the food is great.gillianknits.com

I was originally going to make this hat elongated like an elf hat, but some women really liked it in progress at the doctor’s office, so I decided to make it like an ordinary hat for after Christmas.

gillianknits.comHeather liked the hat when she put it on and I think that is because I made the band in one long strip, then picked up stitches off the top of the band for the main part of the hat.  It really fits nicely.  The band uses a Chain Cable, pg 246 down the middle, flanked by two Elongated Wave Cables, pg. 245.  I used Lace Cable or Germaine Stitc, pg 275 for the upper, green part.gillianknits.com

To get rid of the stitches, I decreased in the eyelet part first, then the cables. The little Santa hat is detachable.  To make it, I cast on 9 stitches on each of 3 needles (27 total) and did 4 rows of garter stitch in white.  I then changed to red and stockinette stitch. I decreased one stitch per needle every other row till I had two stitches per needle.  I then switched back to white, picked up one stitch in between the two stitches on each needle (so I had 9 total) and did another four rows of garter stitch.  I did a slip one k2tog, psso on each needle and slipped the end through.

2 thoughts on “Heather gave this one the thumbs up, Barbara

  1. Lynda

    I love this hat and it looks great on Heather. The tables set up look lovely, glad to hear you had a great time. Merry Christmas to everyone.


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