Star Anise Bis
December 29, 2016
January 15, 2017

Star Anise Bis

Project info
Star Anise by Svetlana Volkova
HatBeanie, Toque
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Easy Knit Tricot Facile (Marotex) Bébé Luv Baby Georga
0.46 skeins = 176.2 yards (161.1 meters), 55 grams

I’ve made this hat once before using the recommended 3.25-3.5 mm needles but the hat turned out too big. I’m trying this out again but downsizing to 3-3.25 mm needles.

I used 3.25mm needle for cast-on (regular longtail instead of the recommended tubular), then worked the 1X1 rib on 3mm. After that, I switched back to 3.25mm needle and worked the hat in pattern as instructed.

I had only 31 grams left and was hoping I’d make it since I was downsizing the needles, but turns out I ran out of yarn two thirds of the way through. Since the hat is made to match Emily’s infinity scarf, I can’t really replace by a different yarn. When I get back to Canada, I’ll drop by Walmart and see if I can put my hands on some more of that yarn.

Got a matching skein from Walmart, I’m all set to finish this hat now :)

Finished! 41 grams used for the hat, 14 grams used for a pompom for a grand total of 55 grams. I’m glad I chose to downsize the needles, the hat came out perfect!

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by Easy Knit Tricot Facile (Marotex)
100% Acrylic
383 yards / 120 grams

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  • Project created: January 3, 2017
  • Finished: January 15, 2017
  • Updated: January 16, 2017
  • Progress updates: 2 updates