Hat Knitting

I am still busy with my, stranded knitting hat from Solsilke, I have made quite a lot of progress and I’m enjoying this tremendously. Each round has been two stranded knitting and then last night I began on a three stranded row. I thought all was going well and then at the end of this particular row, I was a stitch short:( When I checked back, I had knitted four instead of three stitches right at the beginning of the row which put the entire pattern out just slightly. Now I am in the process of unpicking this row and, well, the stitches are really tiny, so wish me luck:)
I love the colours so much and I am thrilled I gave, stranded knitting a try.
This hat design is called, The Blue Light Hat and Scarf Pattern. A few people asked me last week to link to the pattern, it is on the Solsilke Bohus page on the link above. You can write to them under ‘contact’ and they will send you a price list:)
This morning my hubby and I went out for a quick breakfast date, how lovely it was to spend some time with Richard…

Reading: A kindle book by Kristen D Randle called The Gardener and really enjoying it, she is a wonderful writer.

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52 Responses to Hat Knitting

  1. Kerry February 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I hate it when that happens. Loving the hat.

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

      Thank you Kerry:)

  2. pinkundine February 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    The hat is looking beautiful. Sorry you need to tink it back a row though – good luck, I hope it goes very smoothly!

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      Thank you:) Well, I have finished tinking back and I am back on track.

  3. Andria February 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Oh that is rough going, but it is going to be so worth the unpicking. It is one gorgeous hat!

  4. ElisabethAndrée February 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I am really impressed with your knitting skills. It is looking beautiful and I love the colors.

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      Thank you so much Elizabeth:)

  5. Kristianna February 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I love the contrasting colors you have picked out. It’s going to be stunning!

  6. Minding My Own Stitches February 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    So, so pretty. Thanks for the link and the pattern name; I was one of those who is interested. I’m not usually the sort to order a kit, but the yarn is so perfect for the pattern that I think it’s worth it! Good luck with the tinking!

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      You are welcome, I think you are going to really enjoy the kit.

  7. Tracey February 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    I hope you had a lovely breakfast!
    I am not a big fan of tinking back so I am wishing you lots of luck, although I have had enough practice! The hat is so pretty and after this little hiccup I’m sure you’ll just fly through!
    Happy Yarn Along.

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      Thank you Tracey, breakfast was lovely and the hat is moving along smoothly again:)

  8. W-S Wanderings February 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Ahh, Kristen’s words just sing, don’t they? And the characters are so real, so memorable. I miss them after the stories end.

    Tinking drives me bonkers. I think that I really must start using a lifeline to minimize my frustration. (It happens that I must tink fairly often.) Your hat is coming along beautifully. I love the gorgeous pop of blue.

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

      Kristen’s words are amazing, like poetry…
      Thanks about the hat xo

    • Donna February 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

      Love Kristen’s books….amazing how she gets you to love those people in such a short amount of time!
      I just made my first hat ever, but it was nothing fancy or fine like this one.
      Now I want to try one of your animals. Which would your recommend for a very beginner? If you want to see my hat to help you judge my skills….

    • K February 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

      I’m serious about the sheep. I think I started with a sheep. Or maybe the horse. But the sheep is shorter.

    • Linda February 16, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      Hi Donna,
      As Kristen says the sheep is an easy knit and so is the pig. Let us know how it turns out:)

    • Donna February 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      Thanks. I will be ordering the patterns soon.

    • Linda February 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      Thanks Donna!

  9. momto5 February 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    i very much love that blue, how it just pops out.

  10. EMMA February 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Your hat is very pretty and looks so soft and snuggly.

  11. Corina February 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Lovely colours!

  12. Kylie February 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    The colours in your hat are gorgeous! I love the way the blue pops…good luck with tinking…a nasty, but sometimes necessary, part of every knitter’s life 🙂

  13. Hi, I'm Vicki February 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    wow fair isle? that is awesome – i love the look of it but I’m scared to try. Good luck with it – i can’t wait to see it finished.

  14. Linda February 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Thank you Vicki:)

  15. Joy February 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    That’s beautiful, Linda! Love the fair isle. Those colors are lovely together.

  16. Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) February 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    It’s looking amazing and I really don’t envy you having to rip out such a complex little row – good luck with it.

    Have a great week

  17. MWitch3 February 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    The fair isle is amazing! I love your color choices

  18. Chrisknits February 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Beautiful Bohus knitting. It will be a treasured item. Obnoxious terminology lesson here: It really isn’t Fair Isle, although it is stranded knitting. Fair Isle refers to the colorwork bands knit with 2 colors, as in the method sweaters from the Fair Isles were knit. Fair Isle does not use purl stitches on the public, as does Bohus. Nordic knitting also uses stranding techniques, but you most often see Lice St and strong graphics used in Nordic knits. It also does not use purl sts on the public side. It is wonderful that we have so many styles of knitting to create such lovely fabrics and garments. Sorry for the buttinski moment, I am just OCD about this stuff.

    • Linda February 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Thank you for setting me straight, I have amended my post accordingly.

  19. Natalie February 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Wow Linda,

    Your cap is looking amazing!! I love the colours, the blue is wonderful, brings the whole cap together!



  20. www.theevolvinghomemaker.com February 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    those are really small stitches. good luck fixing it, it looks like it will be well worth the effort!


  21. Jessica Snell February 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I remember you hat from last week – I think it was my favorite thing I saw. The colors are so beautiful; they remind me of a Monet painting.

    • Linda February 16, 2012 at 8:08 am #

      Thank you Jessica:)

  22. Lori ann February 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    beautiful progress your making linda, i hope the unknitting went well and your facing forward again! it’s going to be an heirloom when it’s done.
    wishing you a lovely week ahead dear,
    lori xo

  23. Swanski February 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Your stitches are so neat and tiny 🙂 I bet you cannot wait to wear it!

  24. Unforth February 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    That looks so warm and snug! It’s going to be spectacular when it’s done!

  25. Evi February 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    That is going to be one gorgeous hat!! The colour combination is just so spot on, isn’t it? Mossy greens with that vibrant blue is not what I would have thought of but it’s such a great mix. Looking forward to seeing it worn!

  26. Ellen February 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Beautiful. Sorry about having to unravel all that tiny work, especially when it’s at the beginning of a round. I unraveled many times when I was color stranding my hat.

  27. Danielle ~ AstashAddict February 15, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Such Beautiful knitting Linda, as always xx

  28. K February 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Woo-hoo. I thought I’d never find the bottom of the comments. I am not the least worried that you’ll have a problem taking the row out – I work in size 0-2 needles almost all the time, and have very little trouble backing out – which, you know me, I do often. I am wowwed by the colors and the lovely way they melt into one another. Maybe I want to try this, too. Stranded, is it? I love the way it looks, front and back. Makes me feel hummy.

  29. K February 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    May I just note that the Captia (or however you spell it) offered me a HEBREW word. In HEBRAIC alphabet. All I could do was blink at it and laugh helplessly. I’ll write and tell you what I did about it.

  30. Kim Corrigan-Oliver February 16, 2012 at 2:39 am #

    Can’t wait to see the finished hat, it is going to be lovely.

    Hope you enjoyed your breakfast 🙂

  31. Rachel February 16, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    I really like how that blue just pops! Fabulous colors and pattern!

    🙂 Enjoy Kristen’s book!!!

  32. Olives and Pickles February 16, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Thanks for sharing
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  33. Greer February 16, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    That’s so pretty!

  34. Baa-Me Kniits February 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Dont you just hate it when you have to go back! At least you found it straight away and not rows later. I love Kristens writting too and really enjoyed The Gardener, couldn’t put it down once I got into it 🙂

  35. Proud Mama February 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    So sorry about the extra stitch. It always seems to be discovered at the end and have occurred at the beginning! The colors of this hat blend so beautifully.

  36. Severine February 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    What a beautiful pattern and colourscheme. I wish i could knit like that!
    Greetings from Severine

  37. angelina February 17, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    enormous wow linda – the hats look so complicated, big applause to you ! love the greens and blues together….

  38. The Smiths February 18, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    What a lovely and striking color combination. Really nice!

  39. Gracey is not my name.... February 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    That hat is going to be beautiful! I love the colors, glad you are back on track

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