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Ione Beret

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September 8 2012
September 16 2012
Project info
Ione Beret
Ione Beret by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Quince & Co. Chickadee
none left in stash
1 skein = 181.0 yards (165.5 meters), 50 grams

September 7, 2012
Something to knit in the car on the way to Calgary this weekend. I haven’t actually cast on yet, but I couldn’t wait to create the project. I’m knitting this one mostly in order to use up my spare skein of Chickadee; also because I’ve never made myself a hat.

September 9, 2012

Had to frog everything I knit yesterday. In compensation for starting with 3.75 mm needles instead of the (recommended) 3.5 mm needles I don’t own, I cast on 92 instead of 96 stitches. And because I was in the car without internet, and couldn’t look up a long-tailed cast on, I used my default knit cast on. The result was a band too small to fit comfortably around my head. Try again today.

September 13, 2012
It’s slow going; classes have started again. I am starting to enjoy the 5-row pattern, which I wasn’t sure about at first. The band still seems a little snug, and I’m thinking I’ll have to block fairly aggressively. The fabric is lovely though.

September 16, 2012
After a couple of problems with the last few rounds at the top (three dpns and 6 stitches = not fun), I finished this morning. It fits and it’s cute, though I wish my tension was a little neater--it would really show up here.

I added a pom-pom because, especially in this colour, it looks like such a “classic” tam. But I am terrible at making pom-poms. Not thrilled with the one I ended up with. I sewed it onto the hat, but I may remove it later. We’ll see after blocking.

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by Quince & Co.
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181 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: August 28, 2012
  • Project created: September 7, 2012
  • Finished: September 16, 2012
  • Updated: September 17, 2012
  • Progress updates: 7 updates