Friday, January 2, 2009

Diagonal Lace Hat

I posted the diagonal lace scarf a few weeks ago and here is the matching hat. I designed (made up is more like it!) the hat pattern as there was not one available. Both items are meant to be worn with the Flaming Fan Mittens blogged about a couple days ago. The hat was completed 2-3 weeks ago and I've been wearing it. However, I'm thinking of picking up stitches along the edge and adding a K1,P1 ribbing. The hat just feels like it will be blown off the way it is now.

As for the Flaming Fan Mittens, I used Colinette Jitterbug yarn. They have beautiful colorways, however, I am not happy with the yarn at all. There were knots in the yarn and today I noticed that the mittens are beginning to pill after wearing less than a week. Darn!!!!

I've been rotating four knitting projects this week and accomplished a respectable amount of knitting on each. A baby sweater is almost done as is another cowl. I've been working on Jakob's tractor sweater after frogging it back and the intarsia portion is done, thank goodness. Pictures to come later.

Happy Knitting!


  1. How clever are you! I love the hat! Hope you wrote the pattern down. Poeple,like me, will want to try it.

  2. Designing and making up are the same thing. Nice job!

    I'm sorry to hear that you were so unimpressed with the jitterbug. I will make sure to stay away from it myself.

    Can't wait to see photos of Jacob's sweater!

  3. The hat looks awesome! You go girl!!! How sad to have a yarn that should be a nice one and it ruins something you put so much time into by pilling!!! I would be tempted to write a letter to the manufacturer to let them know you were not a happy customer. Glad you are getting alot of knitting done tho. :)

  4. Hello Joan,
    I was searching for a scarf, hat, and mitten pattern online to knit for my best friend's birthday, and this is the perfect look for her!
    May I ask for your pattern for this hat?
    It would make her very happy to recieve this package as she has just moved to new york from italy and this will be her first winter alone in the foreign country.
    Thank you, and brava!