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The Kool Ass Hat

April 22, 2008

I’m just full of FO’s lately.  Things have been flying off the needles, and not a whole lot of new WIP’s are going on.  I had cast on for so many large projects that it was time to have a few pick-me-up quick projects.  The Koolhaus (or kool ass as Anthony liked to call it) was cast on for a friend .  She is close to finishing up all of her major exams for her PhD in music history.  Something definitely worth celebrating.

I love how this hat works for both men and women.  As you can see Anthony is modeling it since I’m picky about how pictures are taken.

I love how the top turned out.  Actually, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I love symmetry.   I  love swirls and circles too, so the top of this hat fulfills many of my aesthetic loves.

The yarn was handspun that I received in the one skein swap ages ago.  It’s a wool silk blend spun in a DK weight.   I hadn’t done anything with it partially because the yardage was enough to do something bigger with it, but not a ton.  However, this green was perfect for my friend and even though I had more than enough for a hat I couldn’t resist.  I may still have enough for a scarf to go with it later.

The yarn was much skinnier than what the pattern calls for so I ended up increasing the CO to 132 and doing the larger size.  I probably could have put another repeat in before I did the decreases, but it turned out to just cover the tops of the ears.

It felt great to be using yarn that had been sitting in the stash for awhile, and giving a gift to a friend who needed to feel like the work she had put in was more than just jumping through bureaucratic hoops.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2008 5:29 am

    :) LoL, the “Kool Ass hat!” that is a classic saying – im always going to remember this hat as that from now on !

    and how “kool ass” it looks in that handspun too ;)

  2. April 23, 2008 7:11 am

    I love the way the Koolhaas hat looks but I know it will look like total crap on me. The architectural connection makes me want to knit it though, so I might upsize it for D’s noggin. If you look at Koolhaas’ design for the Seattle Public Library, you can totally see where some of the pattern’s inspiration came from.

  3. April 23, 2008 7:19 am

    what a gorgeous hat! i love the colors! : )

  4. April 23, 2008 3:19 pm

    Ooo, that looks really nice with that yarn! Great job! I’ve made two of those hats for gifts, and I just LOVE the pattern too.

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