Sunday, January 13, 2013

Square Pegs


Project Name: Square Pegs
Pattern Name: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (Free Ravelry Pattern also free on the Brooklyn Tweed Website HERE)
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted 0.45 skeins = 94.5 yards (86.4m) in Dark Grey Mix for Main color and Plymouth Yarn Boku 0.4 skeins = 39.6 yards (36.2m) in colorway 20 (purples)
Needle: 16" US 6, 16" US 7, and Size 7 Double Points to finish it off
Size: Adult Large
Love: ♥♥♥♥♥ SO MUCH LOVE! Have worn it every day since I finished it!

You can find my Ravelry Project Notes HERE.



I love this hat! I cast on when I was down with the flu and found it was a very well written pattern and a really quick knit. It's a great stash buster and wonderful to use up those odd bits of Noro or (as I used here Boku) for the CC. I think because the stripes are small it keeps you trucking along quickly. You don't knit a single color long enough to get bored with it, and then add to that I used a color changing yarn for the CC, so it was different every time I got to that stripe row. Loved seeing how the colors progressed and I really could not put this hat down!

This is the first time I have worked with Boku and it will not be the last! Love the colors, it's cheaper than Noro, and unlike Noro I didn't have a single break in the yarn! WIN!



Here is my only trouble spot with this hat. It gives directions (and yes - I watched the video too!) on how to make a jogless jog. Sadly mine turned out pretty rough and it makes it look like I knit the hat flat and seamed it up! Well, I love this hat so much that I immediately cast on another and am working on this "Jogless Jog" thing. Hopefully the next hat I post I will have an update on an improved method!

6 comments:

All4MeggyMoo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Its a wonderful hat, my knitting skills are not great so I have no suggestions, sorry.
Thanks for the tip on the scratchy cowl, I have soaked it in fabric conditioner and it seems better

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@All4MeggyMoo Thank you! I love the hat!

I never thought to soak the cowl in condition. I bet that helped! Glad it is more wearable!

Knitting Nix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful hat and well done for trying jogless stripes, I haven't ventured there yet :)

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Knitting Nix Thank you Nicky! Love the hat. Not real sure about the Jogless jog yet. I think it needs work! ;)

Becks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this hat. Might well be the one to replace the mans hastily shop bought ugly one after he lost his lovingly handknit in double rib on 4ply beanie.......
xx

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Becks It's a wonderful pattern and it looks quite handsome on the men fold as well. I recommend it highly! :)

Thanks for stopping in and commenting. ☺

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