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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Andohalambo Hat (ch 2-21)

Here's another hat for Cap Karma.

This purple variegated yarn is the same as the blue variegated yarn I've made numerous hats out of. I wanted to find a way to get the colors of this purple yarn to stripe/pool differently. If I made a stockinette stitch hat from this purple yarn, it would stripe similarly to my Quinquevulnera Hat. Well that's kinda boring! So I came up with this slip stitch pattern for the purple yarn, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It's something different. The pattern makes me think of arches, like the ones you might see in an aquaduct. The slipped stitches add an interesting texture to the fabric. The stitch pattern is from BW4 pg13. This hat is very easy to knit, once you have memorized the pattern (very easy!), it becomes perfect Mindless Knitting for in the car or in front of the TV...

While my Andohalambo Hat and my Striped Slip Stitch Hat both use the slipped stitch technique, this Andohalambo Hat differs in that it uses one variegated yarn, while the Striped Slip Stitch Hat uses two different solid colored yarns.

I managed to get Pooh Bear to pose for me. At least Pooh Bear can sit still... :-)

M always notices any new hats I finish and was very quick to get her hands on this one to try it on. So I grabbed my camera and was pleasantly surprised to find two fairly decent photos of her wearing the hat. She usually moves around way too much/fast for my camera to auto-focus, most of my photos of her are blurry "action" shots.

Then she decided to take a swig out of her sippy cup, so I took that as an opportunity to try for another shot. Please excuse the messy in the background, the entire house is her toy box...

Stitches used in this hat include:
Alternating Slip-Stitch, BW3 pg 13
Knit-Two Purl-Two Ribbing, BW1 pg 39

Please email me if you would like your photo and a link to your blog (if you have one) to appear in My Readers' Gallery.

Andohalambo Hat pattern can be downloaded here:
Andohalambo Hat pattern from (no registration required, just click on link & save file)


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Anonymous said...

M is SO cute! Great hat--I have lots of varigated yarn, I'll have to try the pattern.

hakucho said...

Very cute pattern and very cute models!!!

happy knitting :)

DonnaC said...

Your readers' gallery is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your patterns!

Crowbard said...

Hi Smariek,
My wife and daughters are all knitters - so was I in my youth! - I love your blog, your hat and especially your 'M' - what a little poppet she is.
Bless you all,

Laurie said...

I finished this hat this week. I posted about it on my blog;
It's a lovely hat. Thanks for the pattern.