Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mock Rib Watch Cap

So yesterday while my hair was all snazzy, I took a couple pictures of my recently-finished Mock Rib Cap.  This hat was a joy to work on, and once it was done I liked it even more!  The thickness and wideness of the mock rib section is going to keep my ears nice and cozy this winter. 

Gah!  I love my hair!!

I have a teeny tiny head (exclusive of hair!) and I also knit pretty loosely, so I used a size 5mm needle, one size down from recommended.  It came out just right for me.   The style of this cap includes just a tiny bit of slouch - I think this is the perfect amount.


I wanted to use as much of my yarn as possible, so I added a few rows.  I'm going to write up a post for tomorrow to tell you the trick I used to figure out when to start shaping the crown.  I took a whole lot of pictures while I was knitting it, so it definitely needs to be broken down into two posts!

I know a few of you are brand-new knitters, and I've had a couple requests for tips on circular and DPN knitting.  So I'm planning on making a second version of this hat and doing a tiny tutorial series with a video or two.  I got the same yarn, but in a lovely orangey-rust that should go nicely with the coat I'm planning to make this fall.  Ooooooh!  Exciting!

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I like that wide ribbed band. Yay for warm ears in winter time.

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    1. I originally picked this pattern because it was written for the yarn I had and only required one ball. But I really fell in love with it!

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  2. Cute hat! But what really caught me eye was what you were wearing. Something you made?

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    1. Hehehe - that's the dress I showed yesterday! I took these pictures yesterday right after taking pictures of the dress!

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  3. making a coat? yay!!! cute hat, looks cozy!

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    1. Yes, a coat! Or . . . maybe a cape. Or maybe both!

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    1. It looks like I'm joining your BALWM after all, LOL!

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  5. Great hat -- I'm making my first hat this fall -- yes, I am looking forward to your next post on when to start the shaping!

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    1. Great, Pam! I'll also be having some more tips on this in the coming weeks - just have to wait for my new ball of yarn to arrive!

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  6. Looks fab! Can't wait to knit along...

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    1. I'm excited to make this again! I'm also thinking of inviting people to knit along with the gloves I'm planning to make :-)

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    1. Do! I'm in love with this thing. I think you won't be disappointed!

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  8. This is so cute! Your hair looks amazing, and I love your lipstick, too! Looking hot, girl!

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    1. Thank you! Seems like you're a lipstick girl - you've commented on mine more than once! This is Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon - I love those lip butters, very moisturizing!

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