Monday, January 25, 2010

my jacob wool hat!

I did it! I learned to knit in the round and pulled off a scrappy knit hat. It has ribbing, a cinched top, and a basket-type pattern around the sides. I didn't use a pattern, just made it up as I went along. It certainly isn't perfect (actually, it's mostly imperfect) but it fits on my head and is a step above my usual knitting adventures. I'm wearing it right now and will stomp around the soggy farm tonight in my big boots with a toasty skull. Not a bad killing for a weekend in Vermont.


Blogger Debi said...

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January 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

It's beautiful Jenna! How on earth did you do that without a pattern?!?

Your Jacob's Ladder post prompted me to make one of my own...although mine's crotched and not nearly as intricate as yours(also had a little help from you tube). I'm making it for my hubby since he's follically challenged! :) So far it's turning out nicely and I'm hoping to post pics of it on FB tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks for keeping me inspired!


January 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Story said...

Nice Hat! I just made a brown hat...the snail hat. Check it out when you have a chance. Congratulations on learning to knit in the round~

January 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger ownedbyIDI said...

Impressive hat!

January 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Conny said...

That IS a great hat! And its a greater effort than I ever imagine giving it myself - I never progress past making 3x3" samples. May it keep your noggin warm. :>)

January 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger David Shearer said...

A young boy in a wide brim cowboy hat and a city girl were sitting on a coral fence watching the men work cattle. The little girl asked the boy, "...why do you wear that silly hat?" the boy responded, "Because it fits my head."

I don't know why, but your knit cap made me think of that. (Its a line from the movie "Horse Whisperer.")

January 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger KimT said...

way to go!

January 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Cute and functional . . . it's perfect !!

January 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

The color is beautiful!

January 25, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

I love the basketweave stitch pattern - so delightful.

Now that you've made a hat, you will find they are hard to stop. I find myself knitting them all the time, particularly because they are ridiculously portable. Luckily, I have a lot of friends with cold heads.

January 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Cute hat! Hats do become addictive- I knitted three right before Christmas and wore a hole in my right index finger from pushing off the yarn....which cured my addiction. Next is socks!

January 25, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I had no doubt that you could do something like this! Good job!

January 25, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Snyder's Homestead said...

I love it Jenna!! You should make one for me!!! My "snood hat" (if thats what you want to call it, is still at your parents house. I like to think that your dad wears it when he walks Mel!!! LOL
Hope all is well. Give us a call :)

January 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Good for you! Isn't it so satisfying when you decide to do something you don't know, try it and succeed?! I'm sure having fun reading your blog.
What's going on with the housing situation???

January 25, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Cool hat! The yarn is gorgeous!

January 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Beautifully done. Congratulations on a completed, warm, hat in the yarn you chose. Don't try for perfection yet, that comes with time and practice. In the meantime, YOU HAVE A GREAT HAT! Nice.

January 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger trish weill said...

AWESOME Jenna! beautiful job x0x0

January 26, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I LOVE it! You should make more and sell them. I'd buy!!

January 26, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger mommypie said...

It's a lovely hat! I think you must have the spirit of Elizabeth Zimmerman beside you...

January 26, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Great job! I am envious! I have been trying to learn how to knit on those frustrating circular needles and it's, well, frustrating.
Congratas on a job well done!!!

January 26, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

It looks nice and warm. You are making me wish I knew how to knit. Maybe I can find someone to teach me. I would love to be able to make such things, especially some nice warm socks.


January 28, 2010 at 6:54 AM  

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