Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sideways Grande Cloche

I finished a hat yesterday. It's been a while since I've finished anything except a dishcloth...

January 23, 2010 - Sideways Grande Cloche

It's the Sideways Grande Cloche from Boutique Knits. It's very cute in the photo, however, I'm not a big fan of it now that I've knit it. It's WAY too big for me and the twisted bit will not stay twisted so much as slumped. I blocked it out last night in the hopes that the ribbing will bunch up a bit more but I don't think that really helped honestly. The yarn is a recycled angora/nylon/whatever else was thrown in there blend. But just enough angora to make me sneeze endlessly as I knit it.

January 23, 2010 - Sideways Grande Cloche (2)

I did a 3-needle bind off to join the body together, and again for the pieces that made up the twist. There are odd bits that sort of stick out at the bottom from the joins, but since the hat is so frakkin' long, I'll end up folding it up and covering that. I think if the hat actually fit correctly in length, I might take the twist out and redo it in one piece (as a cable or braid), but since it's so large, I'm not going to bother.

January 23, 2010 - Sideways Grande Cloche (6)January 23, 2010 - Sideways Grande Cloche (5)January 23, 2010 - Sideways Grande Cloche (4)

I think I'll make another one of these, but with about 9 less stitches for the body and a cable.


Lauren said...

Its a pretty hat! I think you should go ahead and fix the twist anyway :)

abby said...

oh, but your hat looks pretty! also, looking at your detail of your hat, i'm wondering if i did mine wrong. the inside of my hat looks like the outside of your hat!

Jessica said...

Abby - I had trouble figuring that out when I was seaming it up, basically, I decided that I like the K1, P2 side better. I think I did my twists backwards. All the detail was on the inside. I flipped one of them to try to adjust for that, but it just looks odd now. I really an thinking about pulling those off and redoing them as a braid.

abby said...

well heck, i still like this hat.