hudson-hatProject Specs

Pattern: The Hudson Hat! by Lindsay Baker

Pattern source: Ravelry

Finished Size: Toddler – 17 inches in diameter, but stretches!!  Approximately 14/15 inches long.

Supplies: 10 yard scraps of Malabrigo Merino worsted weight – Carrot, Toureg, Butter, Praline, Verdes, Rich Chocolate, Oceanos, Ravelry Red, Lettuce, Azul Bolita. Approximately 200 yards total.  Size 7 16” circular needle. Size 5 16” circular needle.  Size 7 set of double pointed needles. 1 stitch marker. A Tapestry needle.

Date started: 3/1/09

Date completed: 3/1/09

I was a busy knitter yesterday.  So busy that I finished my first Malabrigo March project!  Malabrigo really is a dream to knit with.  Everytime I use this yarn for a project I am reminded by how truly soft it is.  That and the colors are incredibly vibrant.  Ended up doing a swap with a couple of friends from The Knitting Nest, Austin in order to get so many colors.  Each of us contributed 10 yard bundles and then we swapped colors.

Pattern modifications. Ended up going with the toddler size.  Even though the measurements on the pattern are a tad small for a toddler, it ended up working out just fine.  I did however do the child size ear flaps (14 stitches instead of 12) and then cast on for the toddler size.  Worked 4 rows of garter stiich to get a nice brim.  I also knit up two extra ear flap pieces.  When I was finished with the hat I came back and added these to the ear flaps already conected to the hat.  I attached them by doing a single crochet edge which I continued around the entire brim of the hat.  Without the double layer ear flaps, the single curl in, which I did not like.  Plus, I think the crochet edge gives the hat a nice finished look.

You can find more pics here on Flickr and here on Ravlery.