Friday, September 01, 2006

The Star Wars hat.

Finally...



Started: August 17, 2006
Finished: August 30, 2006
Yarn: Devon by Elann. Navy, white and grey. One ball of each.
Pattern: Well, kind of my own...but I borrowed the R2D2 graph and the wording around the bottom.

I do really love this hat. It will be the base for my other Christmas hats. I am tweaking the pattern for you...and will hopefully have it in a couple days...with suggestions for an adult sizing.

I really like this Devon yarn for fair isle. I've already ordered more colours for hats and socks.

Tell me, when you order yarn from Elann.com does it smell when you open the bag? Like garbage...specifically. This happens to me all the time...I wonder if it is the bags they use? It eventually goes away...but oh man!

The yarn expanded a bit when washed..and there was some colour in the sink but nothing that bled into the white. It smells when wet...like most wool does...I hate the wet barn smell. Hopefully a couple more washes will get rid of it. I must do that so my nephews hair doesn't smell like a barn!

16 comments:

Ninabeena said...

The hat came out really cute! where did you get the chart for the words?

nona said...

What a fabulous hat -- your son must love it! Too bad about your Elann smell experience. That's the last thing you want your yarn to smell like! Have you sent them any feedback?

Sheryl said...

precious!

Sue J. said...

Great hat! Congratulations! Can't wait until the pattern is up.
Sue J.

Jodie said...

I have to make this for a friend of mine. She actually had some star wars music in her wedding. Can't wait to see the pattern. This will have to be a christmas gift.

I've never ordered from Elann, but now I'm a little hesitant.

Julie said...

Fabulous hat! If'n you're sharing the pattern I may just have to knit a trio of those for my guys who all three of 'em LOVE Star Wars. Might even need one for meself. ;)

Hannah Six said...

Your Elann comment reminds me of a used book store here in Washington (DC). Their bags always smell strongly of concentrated urine!! Eew. Now I always carry a large tote when I shop there. Your hat is fabuous--people will absolutely want the pattern! Such talent...sigh.

Acornbud said...

Love it! May the force be with you!

Barb Outside Boston said...

The hat looks great!
I haven't had that experience with Elann--I wonder if it is only some yarns? (I have only bought cotton from them.)
I'm about to start some Norwegian knits and I think I may have to test out Devon! Thanks for the feedback on it.

luckydogknits said...

I Love the hat and would really love the pattern My Nephew would love it for Christmas. Add anothe rproject to the pile!

Leanne said...

I've not yet purchased from Elann, but I just bought some Knit Picks Simple Stripes and it smells horrible. Like really disgustingly horrible. I hope it goes away.

Great hat!

colleen said...

Great hat, and cute nephew!

Anna said...

Oh, brilliant! Another genius pattern...love it!

JulieFrick said...

That is absolutely the best hat ever. I must have the pattern, for the Biscuit MUST have this hat!

Dove Knits said...

What a great hat!

brooklyn tweed said...

What guage did you end up getting with the two-coloring on the Devon? I have two skeins and want to make a hat, but haven't swatched yet and am trying to guess about what guage i should expect...? its a little finer than I expected.

Also, they specify "unshrinkable..." which I'm assuming means "superwash," i'm skeptical. did you throw it in the machine or are you playing it safe and washing by hand?
The yarn feels amazing though.

The hat looks seriously great.