Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Tom Hat

Tom then.



Tom now.



Oh Tom. My baby brother...all grown up and looking like....ummm...well....I don't know anything about fashion anymore.

Here is his request...



Here is the design...



Lets see what we get. I still need to swatch a cable chain with the slip stitch double knit edging I am taking from the Backyard Leaves Scarf, work out some decreasing and increasing, then chart it.
I would like to do it top down then cast off the back and work one ear flap/scarf panel. Then cast off the front and work the other side.
This is also his belated birthday gift...so I am a little behind!

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

It looks very interesting - those cables will make for a fun project. Isn't that slip stitch border genius? I just love it. So, when's all this gonna happen?

eastern white said...

your brother is a guy who knows fashion!!

the hat design is one of a kind! i'm sure with the cables it'll look awesome!

Purly Whites said...

Very interesting design. I'll enjoy watching you figure this one out.

winnie said...

OOh... i love it. can't wait to see your progress on it. Do write down what you're going to do so we may all be copycats.

goodkarma said...

If this works out -- and I trust that it will -- you should submit the design to Knitty or MagKnits or Interweave or or or....

I love the cables you are planning. :)

diana said...

Great design. I looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

knitphish said...

I am v. excited to see the hat! I have been reading your blog for about a month, and find myself checking it atleast once a day!

Laura said...

Wow. That hat is going to be something. Very Viking-looking! (In a good way!) I agree, though, you should submit this to Knitty or MagKnits (probably better, as now publishes new patterns every month). The ideas deadline for the January issue is 15 October. Do it! Do it! :)

Wool Winder said...

An original. I don't think I've seen a hat like that before. It will be great. Good luck.

nona said...

What a cool, cool hat! I look forward to watching your progress.