FO: Inga Hat

i made this hat for my boyfriend a couple of months ago, but never got around to blocking / photographing it.

pattern: Inga hat (ravelry link)
needles: sizes 4 and 6 - i think!?
yarn: knitpicks swish dk, in green, nutmeg, and eggplant
edited to add: oops! i made this in swish worsted, not dk!
mods: i started a few rows into the pattern, so that it wouldn't be too tall.
result: awesome!

i'm really happy with how this hat turned out. it's the perfect size, it's thick and warm and very soft. i enjoyed knitting with the swish, even though i realize that superwash is yucky to some. i was careful to carry the yarn loosely, so this is my first fair isle project that doesn't pucker. and, after a good soak, the brim lays down nice and flat. success! i think i'll probably knit this again with colors that are more my style.

on another note, i'd like to ask - plead - with my few, but very dear readers, to please check out a contest going on over at pipe dreams and purpling plans, if you haven't already seen it. superstar mel is gearing up for a 3day breast cancer walk this fall and needs our help. her passion and commitment to the event are truly remarkable. maybe it's because my mother is a breast cancer survivor, and my life has been many times touched by cancer, but mel's story has really gotten to me and she has inspired me to do more and to care more and to just be... more. the world needs a lot more like her and a i do believe that there is SO MUCH our warm - and powerful - crafting community can do. we all carry a banner for something and perhaps this is not your particular cause, but if it is, and if you, too, have been affected by breast cancer, i highly encourage to check it out and to take part! doesn't hurt that there are some beautiful prizes up for grabs :) thanks everyone!


At 2:17 PM , Blogger evergreenknits said...

LOVE the hat!! Truly gorgeous. So gorgeous that if I were you, I might have kept it instead of giving it to a boy :)

I'll put a post up about the contest on WiKnit,my knitting contest blog

At 10:05 AM , Blogger mel said...

What a great hat, beautiful colorwork - I've wanted to make that one for a long time!

And, I'm sending you the biggest hug right now - thank you so much for that beautiful paragraph. I'm a little tearful! :) I've had two more great vendors offer to send more prizes just today and I'm so excited to start posting them up and getting people excited. Thank you for helping to spread the word (you too, evergreenknits!)

At 7:22 PM , Blogger a friend to knit with said...

i know i am so late to comment, but this hat is so fabulous!!!
it looks as if it will be the perfect hat for ALL his activities outside!!! yep. lucky him.


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