Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hey, hey, hey.

Do you remember Dumb Donald from Fat Albert?




I think I made his hat.

Ganomy

I started knitting this hat maybe two years ago. But the bulky wool (Lamb's Pride Bulky) and the summer heat at the time made me toss it aside. Oh, and the fact that once I got half-way into the pattern, it became clear that this was not something that I would wear. But I decided to finish it anyway.

Ganomy - Front

The pattern is a classic Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern from the Knitter's Almanac. A book that everyone should own (and at only $7.95!) because it has my favorite (scroll down) baby sweater pattern. Elizabeth Zimmermann "patterns" are really just guidelines, and require that the knitter do a little thinking. But really, once you get the hand of her patterns it's about doing what feels right rather than relying on the row by row directions of a pattern. But anway, this hat. I'm not so sure about this hat.

Ganomy - Back

It is undoubtedly a warm hat. There's no denying that. The fit certainly adds to the warmth around the ears.

Ganomy - Side

I don't think it's the most attractive hat that I've ever made, but I'm glad that I finished it. The mitered technique is interesting, and the result is an interesting shape. I did not follow the pattern exactly as written and instead did more increases at the top to give it a more traditional round top rather than than the pointy, floppy top that is written (I knew there was no chance I would ever wear it as written). I think this would be very cute in a children's size, so I'm not saying I wouldn't knit this pattern again.

I'll probably give it away. Though, it might be good to have on hand come January when I have to shovel snow in near hurricane force winds. But I'd rather not think of that right now.

For now, I have a bit more finishing to do...

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

AndreaLea said...

I LOVE this hat! For the past few months, I've been debating making the boys and myself matching ganomes or maltese fishermens hats. =D

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

That is a very interesting looking hat. Looks like something I would make my kid but I doubt he would wear it. Picky lil booger. hehe

Knittripps said...

It is an odd hat, isn't it? I do like it though. Hurray for finishing up old projects!

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