Monday, February 20, 2012

FO: Gray-dient Beanie.

Jose recently asked for a beanie. Simple enough. Then he oh so politely hinted that he would like it before it got too warm, so I cast on last Thursday and finished this yesterday.

I used two different recycled yarns I had in my stash. The darker gray is some yarn that won't go away no matter how much I use it. I've already done a scarf for Jose out of it. It's a wool/nylon blend. The lighter gray is some other blend. I can't remember exactly, but I think it might be wool/angora/nylon. I didn't have enough of the lighter gray to do the entire hat, so I phased it out as I knit along and used 2 strands of the darker gray.

The pattern calls for lots of thin stripes that end up looking like squares because of how the decreases are placed, but I decided not to do that. It still has the squares, just thick ones instead of several thin ones.

Jose seems to really like it, so that makes me happy with it.

Pattern: Turn A Square by Jared Flood (free Ravelry download!)
Yarn: 2 recyled wool blends held together.
Needles: US 6 and 7 dpns
Pattern thoughts: Very nice pattern, because, duh, it's by Jared Flood.

Coming tomorrow: My finished fingerless mitts!