13.5.15

Knitting :: Finished L'Arbre Hat



I finished knitting my L'Arbre Hat this morning while snuggled up next to the warmth of the wood stove.  Outside the window, a light frost covered the ground, eliminating all motivation to get going on morning chores.  I'm sure glad we've only got frost hardy seeds in the ground.  We usually plant the more tender crops around Mother's Day, but we just didn't have time yet.  I'm also glad that these spring cold snaps don't last long, because being unmotivated is not a good thing this time of year. We're trying to get the garden planted and the inside walls and floors done before company comes next weekend.  I'm sure glad I have my knitting to keep me sane during these hectic days.  Maybe this post should have been titled "Things I'm Glad About".  

Anyway, back to the hat.  

I loved this pattern.  The instructions were clear and anything you may have trouble with is explained on their blog post.  I did make a few changes...  I used a Size 6 needle, because I couldn't find my Size 8's.  To compensate for the smaller needles, I cast on 88 stitches and then increased 8 stitches {or one repeat} just after the ribbing.  It fits just about right, but I do wish that I'd ribbed for two inches instead.  I don't like the way the one inch ribbing always wants to fold under.  It just occured to me that if I'd cast on the extra eight stitches right away, the edge may not pull in like that, but I really dislike hat a loose hat that doesn't stay put.  I have quite a bit of yarn left, os maybe I'll snip off the ribbing and redo it with a two inch edge.  Or maybe not.  

What are you knitting today?

{Joining Ginny}


14 comments:

  1. I really love this pattern in that yarn--it's super pretty! Hope everything gets done as it needs to. :)

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    1. Thanks, Meryl. Things are coming along nicely!

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  2. What a beautiful hat and the colours are so luscious, reminding me of the green that is just beginning to show its face around here. We too, are still having some cool nights so it's not quite time to plant. It's also making me feel rather lacking in the energy department after a long winter.

    But, but, it will come and so will the energy (I keep saying!!) haha! Thanks for the breakdown on your pattern changes. I put an elastic thread into the ribbing of one of my hats because it became too loose and didn't stay in place well. It was a great compromise to doing it again so I totally get that. ;)

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    1. You know the energy will come back! All you need is a string of warm, sunny days.

      You're welcome. The elastic thread is a lifesaver, too!

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  3. Such a pretty hat in an amazing colour, sumptuous.

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  4. I love that color! Looks great.

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    1. Thanks, it's such a fun pattern to knit.

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  6. The colour is so striking and I've never seen that design before. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Zena. It was my first time knitting a slipped stitch pattern like this.

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  7. Love that hat! we've just been making 'sapinette' and your hat reminds me of the buds!

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    1. Thanks, Emma! You're right, it does look like the buds. :)

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