Friday, November 17, 2006

Meathead saga

As sagas go, this is a brief one. So brief, in fact, I had to make a concerted effort to document the process.

Larissa recently asked for test knitters for her Meathead hat pattern. This would be a knitalong of sorts, with knitters trying the pattern and reporting results. The fun part is that everyone was invited to embellish their hat any way they pleased.

The pattern calls for just one skein of Lamb's Pride bulky, knit throughout with two strands. You know what that extra-thick hat, knit up extra-quick! Here's where I started.

Pattern--check. Size 15 needles--check. LPB--check. Ready. Set. Go!

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One hour later.

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Two hours later.

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The flower was knit with the precious leftovers from my Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb.

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I think the colors go with the hat very nicely. That's probably a sign that I often knit with the same or coordinating colors. Time to branch out, maybe?

Anyway, this was a fun, quick knit. If you want to see more Meatheads, check out the flickr group.


JulieFrick said...

Love it! I went over and joined up. I wanna be a Meathead, too. Does this mean I get to do keg stands?

Peg said...

Love the hat, but more so the flower. I found your blog through Siri of Knitting Iris and WOW! is their a pattern for the flower. I live in a climate that really does not lend itself to heavy hats, but flowers, oh yes.

Angel said...

wow, it looks great! I would also like to know the pattern for the flower if you don't mind, thanks!

Leslie said...

For the flower, I just cast on 20 stitches, knit one row, then knit into the front and back of every stitch for a couple of rows and cast off. Then I wound the strip into a circle and sewed it together. You can play with this formula any way you want to get the size flower you want!

Anonymous said...

Those colors do look great together!

And thanks for the pattern for the flower. Sounds easy enough. (Ha. That might be my new "how hard can it be?")

leslie said...

Hi...Love your meathead.........I too made a couple, and was wondering if you could tell me how to post it to flickr. I know I am an idiot:) I just can't figure it out! Thanks a million!

ChelleC said...

Leslie, your hat, especially with the flower, is adorable! I love reading your blog. You are always so creative.

Mama Urchin said...

I really like the color combo too. Don't think of it as a rut, think of it as a color coordinated stash.

Pinkmohair said...

I love this hat. It's sturdy and classic and the combination of colors is the BEST.