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Project info
Lace Hat
Craftsy Class - New Directions in Lace-Hats
Knitting
HatBeanie, Toque
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight
1 skein = 260.0 yards (237.7 meters), 115 grams
Pink
Notes

The pattern is from the Craftsy class - New Directions in Lace - This pattern is the True Lace Hat. It was interesting to knit because every row was a working row (true lace).

I used Dk weight yarn and so made some modifications -

  • smaller needles
  • added a repeat, so cast on 99 stitches and then after the first pattern row I had 110 stitches (11 repeats)
  • knit the first chart twice, to add length to the hat, then rows 2-8 and second chart, like the pattern

Another modification I made was to start with a provisional cast on and knit the ribbing twice as wide. I then joined the live stitches of the cast on with the stitches from the end of the ribbing for the first row of the chart (knit 2 stitches together). Just because I like a thicker edge on a hat. Also the provisional cast on seems stretchier than a regular cast on which is nice for a hat.

This yarn was the March TFA Year in Colour Club yarn. I originally made the hat pattern that came with the yarn, but it was too small and I didn’t think I could modify the pattern appropriately to work for me. I couldn’t let this beautiful yarn go to waste.

I am really pleased with how this hat came out. It is a perfect lightweight hat. Because I increased the length it can be worn a bit slouchy or pulled down.

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Finished
October 5 2015
October 15 2015
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Tanis Fiber Arts
DK
100% Merino
260 yards / 115 grams
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  • Project created: October 16, 2015
  • Updated: October 16, 2015