Saturday, March 24, 2012

Green Ripple Brim Hat

Yesterday this blog reached 100,000 total page views!  Thanks, everybody!  Hopefully I can keep coming up with things that people want to see.  (-:

Today I have another hat for you.  I guess I was getting bored with scarves.  I sat down and started making hats and I've been making almost nothing else since.  Hats are great.  I like them because I can make one in something like 2 or 3 hours, less than that if I don't bother to make notes of what I'm doing.  I am trying to break that habit since I can't share a pattern that I don't have written out.  Anything that goes that fast is usually pretty satisfying to make.  Hats also chew through a pretty good amount of yarn which is good since I'm trying to reduce the stash. 

The new routine seems to be plug in a movie, make a hat.  I made two while I was watching the 1959 version of Ben Hur.  That's the Charlton Heston one, in case you're curious.  I do have to differentiate because there are multiple versions of Ben Hur and I have 2 of them.  I'll be watching the silent version from 1925 pretty soon.  Supposedly it's chariot race is more impressive than in the 1959 version.  The only downside is that it's really hard to do anything when you're watching a silent film.  You really do have to see all the narration boards if you want it to make sense.  It's all good, though.  I just got an epic box set of Kubrick 9 films (pretty much all of the films he made from Spartacus on) and none of them are silent.  None of them are short, either, so I should have lots of time in which to make things.  Who knows, maybe I'll get inspired.  I've heard A Clockwork Orange is pretty freaky and I tend to come up with neat things while watching unusual movies. 

Green Ripple Brim Hat

Fits a 22 inch head snugly.


75g (about 140 yards) Red Heart Super Saver
I hook
Gauge:  Round 1 should be about 2 inches across.
            A pair of 3dc clusters is 2 inches across.


Note:  Start the first cluster on every round using a ch2 as a substitute for the first dc (as done in Round 1).

Ch6 and join in a loop.
Round 1:  Ch2, 2dc in same space. Ch1, 3dc cluster, ch1 four more times.  Join and turn.
Round 2:  Sl st in ch 1 space.  (3dc, ch1, 3dc) cluster in each ch1. Join, do not turn.
Round 3:  (3dc, ch1, 3dc) cluster in each ch1 and between each cluster.  Join, do not turn.
Round 4:  Slst to the first ch 1.  Make a 3dc cluster then make a full (3dc, ch1, 3dc) cluster in each remaining ch1 sp. Finish the first cluster with 3dc, ch1 and join.  Do not turn.
Round 5 & 6:  Make a (3dc, ch1, 3dc) cluster in each ch1 sp and between each cluster set.  Break off and weave in ends.
Adjust piece so that the 'wrong' side faces out, it's a texture thing.

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