February 3, 2009

Chemo Hats

Mikael's hat is done and looks as good as purple and gold can. I think he'll love it. I really like how the brim folds up and stays - we can thank the cotton for that. Might have to have Kris dye some more and make one for myself :) Wonder if she can handle crimson and gray?
Mom is going to give Mikael's mom the hat whenever she sees her next, but she's not sure when that will be. So hopefully soon I'll be able to report what he thinks.

I received the yarn for Sarah's hat. I was really hoping that it would be more tropical looking, but it's not quite what I had hoped; beautiful yes, just not what I'd hoped.
I started knitting the Pi Chemo Cap from Elann for this, but the cotton/bamboo blend shows all of the increases too distinctly; even with the busy yarn the increases still looked awful. Plus the construction was too weird for me. I like to gradually increase the crown of a hat to create a pattern or make them hard to see. Anyway, I'm now using Odessa by Grumperina. (You can find it on Ravelry, but it used to be on MagKnits and that doesn't exist anymore)


Geek Knitter said...

They're both beautiful, well done!

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

Oh wow! I really like the way the Husky hat turned out! Did you use a twisted ribbing on it? And yes, I can do crimson! (will have to check out yarn once I get paid.)


Kate said...

love the odessa hat... looks like a fun blend of tropical punch :) purple and gold... bleh. i do like the pattern, though :D

xstitcher said...

pretty hats!! Yes, bring yourself and your party to San Jose! haha. It will be fun and I can find time to hang out for sure!! Maybe we can go visit Thea in SF! My rooamte will be in SF so I have to go and visit the same weekend anyways. party time! haha