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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Birth of a Rogue Inspired hat

Here is my Newest FO, the Rogue inspired roll brim hat.

Pattern: Self created using the sleeve cable pattern from the Rogue sweater.
Yarn: Lion brand Woolese Chunky
Needles: Size 8 Bamboo double pointed needles (yes! I did make the entire hat on double pointed needles, not on a circular).

Ok, so why did I make this hat on double pointed needles?
  1. I didn't have a size 8 circular needle short enough to make this project anything but a pain in the butt.
  2. I have a set of 5 bamboo double pointed needles that happen to be size 8. These are the only bamboo needles that I own, and I was excited to get to use them again.
  3. Hmmmm 4 panels, 4 needles (+1 to work the stitches) perfect!
  4. I didn't have to switch to double pointed needles at the top when I had so few stitches left.

Why the Roll brim hat? I am still not so patiently waiting for to ship out the yarn that I bought to make my Rogue sweater. I am so itchy to make this sweater that I decided to practice the cable pattern. When I realized how really easy it is, no matter how complicated it looked (I have VERY limited cable experience) I figured it was just a waste to just practice. I should make something with it. What would be good in woolese? It is really to scratchy for a scarf, which was my first idea, so I decided to try to recreate the hat also made by the Rogue designer. I completed the brim last, because I really wasn't sure what I wanted. I usually make watch caps with a thick rib band. I thought that might hide, or detract from the beautiful cables on this hat, so I added a simple roll brim after completing the rest of the hat.

I'm really quite fond of this hat, and I think I'll keep it for me.


Blogger Jamie said...

Love the hat Dawn. What a creative idea!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Calamar said...

I like the hat too. That's really neat. Can you do it in mostly black with a couple od dark blue threads? That'd be cool...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Lol Calamar, I can make it in any yarn. You find the yarn, and I'll make you 1 ;)

1:16 PM  
Blogger Calamar said...

You shouldn't call it a Rogue hat though, that's somewhat misleading. Or maybe not. If you made it in black I could see a theif in the night wearing something like that. Not in baby blue though...

9:31 AM  
Blogger Me said...

The hat is great - you have a wonderful blog I really enjoyed it - thanks for the fun visit!

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11:30 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Lol, Calamar I called it "Rogue hat" because the sweater pattern that I used to make the cables is called "Rogue"

10:18 AM  

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