So here is take 2 of the We Call Them Pirate Hat. The first one was so huge it fit me like a flapper hat. ( I spared you the pictures of that fiasco.)
But I was bound and determined to get it right..so after a few yarn and gauge issues..I came up with this:
Modeled by the Lovely B of course.
I ended up using Knit Picks Merino Style that I had in the stash..and a size one needle for the main knitting, and a size zero for the lining. Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
Here's a top action shot for you. I tried to block it, but I just could not figure out how to get the top to be pretty. I think I may try harder tomorrow by wetting it and stuffing some bags inside to form the hat.
It was a fun project..my first successful foray into the stranded knit work world. It is very warm due to the wool ( I used it for the lining as well, it is really soft.).
However..I have a "thing" with hats (not all hats just some..they make me feel like my head is getting squashed and give me headaches.) so I think this is going to be for B. He seems to like it, the hat is still on his head while I write this.
So now what..look out Alice Starmore 'cuz here I come..yeah, riiiiiiiiight.