Friday, April 25, 2008

FO Friday - the simple but great

Matt's hat

Pattern: A Hat fit for a Boyfriend by Stephanie Nicole Raveled here
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted 1/2 skein (100g/216 yds) in Black. (100% merino wool)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) Knitpick's Interchangeables.

Mods: This pattern was super easy it was so hard to change anything. The pattern as written finishes at the tip of the ears. In it there is a suggested mod if the ears are to be covered. It said to knit for an extra inch. Since the recipient has almost the same size head as mine, I felt that it only needed an extra 1/2" to be long enough.

Facts to remember: Malabrigo hats are so cozy you don't want to give them to the owners because they are just so perfect.

Things I Love: What is there not to love about malabrigo and a simple but perfect hat pattern?

Reaction of the recipient: He loved it even though I should have gone for the whole extra 1" to the pattern. When he came by yesterday, he was wearing it. Just so you know this hat maybe for a boyfriend but it was knit for a friend. Actually the friend who worked up my website.

The decreases on Matt's hat
Aren't these decreases great?