Monday, March 28, 2011

Turn A Square - Malabrigo Style

Back in February, we took a little vacation to New York City.  It was guaranteed to be bitter cold in NY in February, so I knew that Dustin needed a hat to keep him warm.  He doesn't usually like hats, but considering we were coming from NC where it was around 65-70 degrees each day, he was willing to sport a hat to keep him warm.

I have been wanting to make a Turn A Square Hat since I first saw it, like several years ago, but that was before I began knitting.  This was the perfect time to try out this pattern, plus, I already had some great Malabrigo Rios in my stash that would work perfectly.

I did end up making a few changes but not much.  Here is what I did.

I cast on 100 sts, k2 p2 for 1.5", increased to 108 sts, followed pattern for 5.5" then began increases per pattern.

In the end, I thought it looked perfect and fit nicely.  Dustin was not so sure.  He wanted it slightly longer to cover more of his neck.  So being the loving wife I am, I frogged back and knit for 6" before starting the decreases. A simple hat that should have taken me a day to make ended up taking 5.  But he likes it and it fits, and the best part --- He will wear it!  I'd say it is another successful project.

Raverly Link
Pattern - Turn A Square by Jared Flood
Yarn - Malabrigo Rios in Lettuce and Coco
Needles - Size 7 for brim, Size 8 for body


Crafty Christina said...

Love it!!

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