FO: Pink Bohus hat2+
Finally, I have a new hat.
This project took weeks of research, planning, buying of pink yarn, swatching and buying of more pink yarn; but only a few days of knitting. I just love it.
It’s based on the ‘Red Palm’ chart from the Bohus book. I simplified the chart a little. My hat is knitted in a DK weight with a folded, 1×1 rib band. I improvised the pattern over the decreases. I use this crown decrease calculator to plan the shaping to the top of the hat, but it was way off. I re-knit the crown 3 times, changing the decrease rate, to get it to lie flat. Even then, it took some aggressive blocking. I can’t say what went wrong, the maths looked sound, it should have produced a flat circle. Perhaps the purl stitches did unexpected things to the gauge. Never mind, it was all OK in the end.
It seems a little lonely on its own. Would a matching scarf, mittens and leg warmers be overkill?
Also, pompom – yea or nay?
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