On Wednesday I mentioned that I was thinking about making a hat for my brother. By Thursday night I had moved from the idea of possible making a hat to selecting a pattern (Bulky Waffle Hat by Linda Suda). I pulled out some Wool of the Andes bulky from my stash and got to work…
…well, I tried to get to work, but I don’t have a pair of size 10.5 16 inch needles. I grabbed a pair of 9s instead and knit the largest size assuming it would work. I tossed it all in my knitting bag and headed to St. Louis.
Going down a needle size and up a pattern size worked out great. One thing that didn’t work? Forgetting a 40 inch needle to switch to magic loop at the decreases. Luckily my friend’s daughter likes colored pencils, so I grabbed them and told myself they were close enough to the needle size to work.
The pencils worked great, and I ended up with a hat I like a lot.
When I gave it to my brother he said “I already have a hat.” I had to make him take it at the end of our time together. I should know better to make a hat for someone who doesn’t care about knitting. It’s all OK though, as I now have less yarn in my stash.
I hope you were able to complete a project this weekend too.
5 thoughts on “Bulky Waffle Hat”
Love your ingenuity!! And the hat looks good too. 😉
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That’s a great hat and quite an interesting knitting method:)
That is a great hat! Haha, colored pencils. I’ll have to remember that.
LOL – that is awesome! Adapt and overcome, and knit great hats on the way! It really did turn out wonderful – he is a lucky brother 🙂
Lol that’s always my thought too- doesn’t matter what others think- it’s a skein out of my stash!!
It’s a great hat!