Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Well Gosh Golly Gee Whiz!

Ain't this just "Swell"? Knitty Pattern: "Swell" from Knitty Yarn: Plymouth Encore held doubled Gauge: 3.5 stitches to the inch and pattern directions for smallest size followed - thus fitting a 22 inch head. Needles: US 10.5 I changed the gauge because the pattern called for Cascade 220 at 4.5 stitches to the inch (or something) and well, that's fuckin' crazy. It looked like swiss cheese at that gauge so I said screw it, held the yarn doubled and got a gauge that would work with the numbers to get the size I needed. Brilliant aren't I? This will be a gift for my nephew. He wanted a hat similar to the one that Dill wears on "The Rugrats" and well, that one is hideous. So he gets this instead. A bit more spiffy I say.

17 comments:

Rosi G. said...

It sure as hell is swell!! I think I'll show that to my ungrateful 11-yr-old son and see if he wants that one instead of the ganomy.

Bezzie said...

You need to print out that mosaic onto large paper and wrap it the hat in it!

I like your twisty-dos at the end of each earflap--very cool!

Dulcedosa said...

Awww...isn't that a neat hat.
I love it.
Send me the adjusted pattern, peas?
Pretty Peas!!!

By the way, your punim is so cute! I could just reach through the screen and pinch your cheeks.

Shayna Punim!

...I don't know where I come up with all this Yiddish, it just eeks out some times. *shrug*

Zonda said...

Totally freaking Awesome!!! Love it!! Lucky lil' nephew!

I gotta make that for me so everyone can laugh at me (meaning it'll look stupid on me)
So I want the adjusted pattern or notes, info too!!

Zonda said...

Ok, so like DUH! found it on your knitty post.. ;)

Rain said...

That is very cool. The collage of pics really made me laugh. You're a fruitcake - a rather lovely one though!

Stefaneener said...

You are such a cutie pie. What cheekbones. . . sighhhh.

Nice hat. Lucky nephew.

Erin said...

ooooooooooh..you said the F word! (sorry, first grader lives here, lol). Cool hat!! Make me one, my noggin' is cold. *snicker*

JRS said...

That is one cool hat! I envy your nephew!

Batty said...

Hey, that looks amazing!

D said...

You, mu friend, are a knitting machine! Great hat!

CBear said...

You are so hot! I totally want to have wild kinky monkey sex with you! But only if you wear that hat!

BWWWAHHHHAAAHHHAAAAA!


I love it!

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

You have a great face! Nice hat too Sue

Sarah said...

Cute!

Much cuter than the rugrats one!

trek said...

Swiss cheese - that's a new one.
Nice hat.

Areli said...

Great Hat!

Penny Karma said...

You are so prit-tee!!!