Sorry I haven’t posted. I’ve been wanting to finish everything in sight, so blogland was (shockingly) brushed aside. Well, I had to knit it before I could show you! So without further ado…
Nikolai asked for a Pirate hat to go with the Pirate sweater and Pirate socks… I’m getting really sick of pirates.
The pattern is We Call Them Pirates by the amazing Adrian of HelloYarn.
Yarn is KnitPicks Telemark in colorways Brass Heather and Black. One skein (50gms) each color.
Knit on US sz. 2 / 3 mm – 16 inch circular needle, and dpns for the top.
Gauge was 5.75 sts per inch. This spent 40 minutes in the dryer to shrink down enough to fit Nikolai. I love wool.
Modifications: Very few. I knit the panels negative to each other, because I thought it would be fun and also omit the little rectangles beside the skulls.
Can I show you something similar to those first socks?
I knit the black and white pirates last winter, it was my first colorwork project. I intended to give the finished hat to my brother, but it came out only 16 inches around. After much grumbling about wasted work etc. Gabriel adopted it, stretched it, and loves it to death.
It’s interesting and gratifying to me how much my knitting has changed and improved over the past year. Last December I knit 8 sts per inch using sz. 4 needles. Now I’m knitting less than 6 sts per in on a sz. 2 needle with comparable yarn! My gauge is also much more consistent and predictable. My hands and wrists are thanking me!