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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 14th March 2010, 6:51 am

This is the pattern as copied directly from the Learn To Knit magazine:


Hat
Wool: 2 x 50g balls Elle Merino Brights in Ozone (shade 337)
Needles: 5.5mm (no. 5), 5 mm(no. 6), 4.5mm (no.7)
Tension: 17stitches and 21 rows measure 10cm square over stocking stitch before felting on 5.5mm(no. 5) needles.

With 5mm(no.6) needles cast on 102 stitches
Change to 5.5mm(no.5) needles. Begin with a knit row, work 14 rows in stocking stitch, decrease 5 stitches evenly across last row to 97 stitches

Change to 4.5mm(no.7) needles. Begin with a purl row, continue in stocking stitch for 6 rows
Change to 5.5mm(no.5) needles, work 12 rows in stocking stitch
Change to 5mm(no.6) needles, work 10 rows in stocking stitch
Change to 4.5mm(no.7) needles, work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Shape Crown:
1st row: (wrong side) (knit 10, knit 2 together) 8times, knit 1 = 89 stitches
2nd and following alternate rows: purl to end
3rd row: (knit 9, knit 2 together) 8 times, knit 1 = 81 stitches
5th row: (knit 8, knit 2 together) 8 times, knit 1 = 73 stitches
Continue to decrease 8 stitches in this way on following alternate rows until 17 stitches remain. Cut off length of yarn, thread cut end through remaining stitches, draw up and secure. Join back seam of hat.

To felt:
Fill a bowl with very hot water and a small amount of washing powder. Wearing rubber gloves, submerge hat in hot water. Prepare another bowel with cold water and ice cubes. Rub hat vigorously in the hot water. Squeeze out lightly and plunge into cold water. Squeeze out again. Repeat hot and cold water processes until the hat is felted to the correct size. When complete rinse in cool water and roll in a towel to absorb the moisture. Pat hat into shape and leave to dry over a small basin. If required, roll up brim and stitch lightly into place on the wrong side.


The wool used in the mag is bright rainbow colours and looks really nice but me being me I didn't use that. I'd already got my wool because I liked it and then just used it for this pattern and hoped for the best. In the Freedom wool I used 3 and a bit balls, they are 50g balls, but whether it's because it's quite chunky or because I have no idea what my tension was and never measured Embarassed, maybe that's why I used more than the pattern said. Anyway, it turned out just fine so I used the Freedom wool again for the second hat.

When I made my first hat I couldn’t get the hang of the hot and cold bowls of water and it wasn’t doing anything so I put it in the machine on a hot wash with some towels and crossed my fingers! It turned out well so the second hat just went straight in the machine with towels. I then sewed the sequins on once it was dry.
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Post by polgara on 14th March 2010, 8:43 am

Cor thanks JB. Will get that sorted & printed off

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Post by MrsC on 14th March 2010, 9:30 am

That looks like a good pattern Jelly - quite a bit of needle changing though so had better make sure that they're not in other projects before starting! (I've made that mistake before!)

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Post by Dandelion on 14th March 2010, 5:44 pm

Well I've managed to felt jumpers which shouldn't have been felted so this part of the process should be OK! Am looking forward to trying this (but don't hold your breath anyone - I find the 'thinking about it for a long time before I start' part of making anything vital!!)
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Post by seileasdar on 14th March 2010, 5:50 pm

I am still looking for fabulous wool for mine.
It should be wool you can also use for a shawl and gloves, as I would love to knit the whole set to go together.
Ideally in a petrol-blue green.
Any ideas for online sources anyone?
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Post by Luath on 14th March 2010, 8:31 pm

Have a look here:

http://www.kauni.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=58&lang=english

I've used their wool for a shawl before:



They have some lovely shades, and the quality is excellent, and the price reasonable.

Might give the felted hat a go, Jelly, sounds good! I like the idea of sequins.

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Post by seileasdar on 14th March 2010, 10:00 pm

OOOOOOHhhh love the cape!!

I am looking for single coloured wool, thought, but thanks for hte link!
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Post by Compostwoman on 20th August 2010, 10:31 pm

Will try that after the pattern Mrs C has posted up for me Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th September 2010, 10:19 pm

Bought some wondeful wool today which is designed for post knit felting...

also some really nice feeling bamboo needles!

will report back when am done

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 24th October 2010, 8:32 pm

Have just finished another hat, this one all black. It's in the washing machine felting as we speak.

Going to make various decorations to pin on and off depending on my mood
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Post by Compostwoman on 25th October 2010, 12:00 pm

I started with some really really lovely Freedom wool and have had to unravel it several times as the wool is so hard to knit with. I have not had this problem with other multi ply wool but this is dreadful. I can k a row and p a row but can't seem to k1 p1 with this wool...it won't "slide" freely and just sort of felts togeether.

I know it is pure wool but the felting is meant to with hot water etc, after the making up!

Am a bit despondant tbh as the dishcloths and scarf and small hat in other wool /acrylic blend went really well, but this Arrggghhhh!

But it is lovely wool and I bought enough to make a hat, scarf and fingerless gloves ( gulp) as a present for CG (no pressure there, then) and it cost a bit so must try again I guess.

Am remembering just why I don't knit, am basically carp at it. Neutral

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 25th October 2010, 3:19 pm

CW, this is the third hat I've made with the Freedom wool and not really had any problems with it (apart from my own mistakes knitting where should be purling). The hat is k a row then p a row so should be do-able. I know what you mean about the fluffiness, though.
I would have thought the only time you would want to k1p1 or k2p2 is for the fingerless mittens for a bit of stretch.

Says she who is still only a beginner lol!

Stick with it, CW. I'd love to see someone else's hats
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Post by Compostwoman on 25th October 2010, 9:02 pm

Can I ask, what is the point of the needle changes? Seems like a lot of them?

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 26th October 2010, 6:10 pm

No idea, to be honest. I just followed the pattern Laughing

I thought it was probably to do with the shaping of it. When it's first knitted it looks like a very humongous bobble hat but after felting it changes shape
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Post by Compostwoman on 5th November 2010, 11:33 pm

I have now made up my own pattern. Having practised enough and now understand the pattern jargon, I just made up what I wanted. Very Happy

I like it Very Happy It is based on your pattern Ang, so thank you

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Post by Guest on 6th November 2010, 12:22 am

wheeeeeeeeee !!! fantastic !!! Well done
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Post by Compostwoman on 6th November 2010, 12:30 am

Thank yoU! Am pleased with it and no dropped stitches or mistakes.... Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 6th November 2010, 8:35 am

Looks really good.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 6th November 2010, 9:32 am

Yay CW
I knew you could do it

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are you going to leave it like that or are you going to felt it now?

That's the same wool I used to make one of my hats (it was a present for Cornwall Jo)


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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 6th November 2010, 9:46 am

First hat, before felting


after felting and with sequins


Jo's hat




My newest, black one - you can't see much detail as it's black. Just needs some decorations making



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Post by Compostwoman on 6th November 2010, 10:57 am

I quite like being able to see the lovely knitting....

but yes I see what you mean about changing shape after felting.

Fancy us getting the same wool!

Am sitting with hat on my lap, stroking it... Very Happy

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Post by Dandelion on 6th November 2010, 12:47 pm

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 6th November 2010, 12:59 pm

CW, just out of interest, how much of the yarn did you use? My knitting is rather loose (ohhh err! Wink so my hats have used 3 and a bit balls.

There was a man on the market selling his last 8 balls of Freedom wool in grey for £10. I was tempted but didn't. It was a bargain and now I'm home I wish I'd got them
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Post by Compostwoman on 6th November 2010, 1:41 pm

I used 3 balls Ang.

I would go back and get the wool.....

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Post by MrsC on 6th November 2010, 7:19 pm

Fab work there CW and lovely colours too.

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