Needles - 3.5mm and 4mm
Size - Ladies
This Houndstooth Hat was an interesting knit. I have knit a lot of fair isle patterns but this is the first one that was knit flat and not in the round. This meant that the chart was read right to left for the knit rows and left to right for the purl rows. This also meant that the patterning continued on the purl rows.
I tried a little experiment on this hat. The bottom half of the hat was knit holding both of the yarns in my right hand over my index finger. The top half was knit with one colour in each hand; which meant purling with both hands. It was great practice for my left hand purling and I am much faster at it now!
|Inside of the hat|
|The finished hat before seaming|
|A barely noticeable seam|
After all the feedback on the last hat, I made this pompom larger that the pattern suggested. You were all right. I like the larger pompom much better.
Depending on the colours you knit this hat with I think it works great for both men and women (or girls and boys!). What do you think?
Thanks to my Niece and Nephew for their amazing modeling skills :)