Knitting the Hat

IMG_2539Yes, this is the hat with a capital H. And we’re going to knit one each. Or, it’s not a hat yet, but soon. I bought my yarn at Sländan in Lund. I have kind of a bad habit of always buying yarn in either grey, pink or blue. Guess no one noticed, does this count as purple? 😉IMG_2540This is the chart for the text. The pattern can be found on Ravelry and is free. If you for some reason don’t have a login on Ravelry and you like knitting. Get one 😉 You won’t regret it. hat-hat-4_medium2This is what it’ll look like when it’s finished. And then you can picture all of us wearing the same kind of hat, lol!

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Little scallops

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These hats were really fun to make. They’re both knitted in Karisma (from Drops), I can really recommend the yarn, because it’s easy and fun to knit with.

I found the pattern on the blog Maria Callander, but changed the decrease technique when I made the bigger one. I don’t know why, but it seems like hats with a certain decrease technique won’t just fit on my head lol! I don’t know if it was a good way of doing it, but I divided the stitches in four, and put a marker between them. Then I ssk on one side of the marker and k2tog on the other side of it, every other row.  Anyways, it kind of worked 😉

Finished and in love!

bild1Wonderful design and super soft yarn! I am a bit worried though since it sort of stretched out a bit just wearing it for the photos. I don’t want it longer! I want it to stay exactly like this foreverrrrr!!!

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bild3Since my gauge match the pattern I have used suggested needles: Needle Size: US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles for the body. US 4 (3.5mm) and US 2½ (3mm) circular needles for the neckband and sleeves. Pattern: Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Regarding the yarn (mink!) I am a bit suspicious about how the minks are treated… Googling it they say that they use special gloves to comb out the hair and that it isn’t painful for the animals. Sounds good but I am still a bit suspicious…
Source #1   http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=98424
Source #2   http://knitbuddies.blogspot.se/2009/01/kitty-mink-and-cashmere-yarn.html

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Our yarn trip to Lund

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Last Saturday we all went to Lund for a little yarn trip. There’s a yarn store called Sländan. And yes, they have lots, and lots of stuff you want to buy. Maybe not the fanciest yarn in the world, but a lot of things (good stuff) to a pretty good price.

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And of course, we had fika. We went to a place which I actually can’t remember the name of but they had really good sour dough bread and lots of other tasty things. You wanted to try almost everything, it was that kind of café.

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We also went to the flea market on Södra Esplanaden and Jesseca found this really cute mug for her husband. We love everything with cats on it, right?

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