Archive for the ‘Chicabean Hat’ Category

IMG_0282I know I know! I shoulda been knitting Christmas gifts but I just HAD to have one of these for my very own. Plus I needed to make sure my notes on the decreases were right. They were! I luuuuuuv this so much!


  • Cast On: November 17, 2007
  • Weaving In: November 18, 2007
  • Pattern: My own based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
  • Needles: Size 7 Bryspun circular and double points
  • Yarn: KnitPicks Swish Superwash in Merlot Heather, I used one and just a tiny bit of the second ball.
  • For me!


I blocked the green one before I took pics, but I didn’t block this one. I think the Swish Superwash is a bit thicker than the Cascade, but they both look great!

The pattern is up Get it Here, Ravelry peeps queue it up here. Thank you to Helen and Lara, who assured me it was ok to write it. I really love this hat and pattern I’m so happy I was able to write it and share! If you make this hat I’d love it if send me a picture or a link! I want do a gallery of other peoples FO’s for it. I’m supa proud of this pattern.

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IMG_0217Love it! Hands down, no doubt about it!

Initially I worked out the pattern for this hat so I’d have a hat that matched the scarf. Little did I realize how much I’d like it! I really love the combination of the cables and lace and how the decreases worked out.

Even with writing and working out the pattern this only took me two days. I think I’ll make myself one in red. I like that it’s warm but not too warm and I think it will look as good in cotton as wool.



  • Cast On: November 11, 2007
  • Weaving In: November 15, 2007
  • Pattern: My own based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns, made to match the Chicabean Scarf
  • Needles: Size 7 Bryspun circular and double points
  • Yarn: Cascade 220
  • A gift for my sister – Chicabean

I took notes and I’m planning to write up the pattern for this hat too. If anyone’s interested let me know and I’ll let you know when I get it up here on the blog and on Ravelry.

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Whoot Whoot! It’s time for another installment of WiP it Wednesday! Grab a cup of coffee, get situated next to your friends and get ready to point and judge! I’ll be confessing what I have been working on, what I’ve been neglecting and what new things I’ve started that I shouldn’t have. Somehow this always feels like that dream where I’m in school and I realize I’m naked and everyone is laughing. 🙂

My creationOk let’s just get the things I haven’t been working on out of the way

  • Tree Jacket – on hiatus until after the Xmas knitting is done, I’m not happy about this, but it had to be done.
  • Lace Tank – hibernating, frankly I think I deserve points for even admitting I’m still working on it.
  • Picovoli – hibernating, ditto
  • Hemlock Ring Blanket – on hiatus until after the Christmas knitting
  • Melon Pattern Scarf – hiatus, same as above
  • Simple Log Cabin Throw – I am still working on this and will have it done for Christmas.


I did finish the Chicabean Scarf and started on the matching hat. I’m really happy with how the hat is coming out, I think I’ve got the decreases all figured out. Oh and there have been some inquiries about the pattern, it’s based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns , so even though I’ve adapted it for the hat I don’t think I’m allowed to write a pattern for it.

IMG_0159My mom asked for a hat and mittens in a neutral color to wear with all the knit scarves she has. So as much as I wanted to spice them up with cables or patterns I kept them really simple. I’m almost finished with the mittens. I’m considering trying to line them. Has anyone done this? Suggestions? Thoughts?

Christmas knitting to be started

  • Scarf for Grandma – commissioned by my mom
  • Hat for Grandpa – commissioned by my mom
  • Dishcloths for a friend – commissioned
  • Dad’s neck warmer
  • Moms Hat
  • Simple Log Cabin Throw

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