Knitting with Malabrigo yarn; Knitted hat with seed stitch brim

Posted by on April 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm.

Do you recall that lovely stash of Malabrigo yarn that I received on New Years Eve? Yeah that yarn, those are my colors you know…

Malabrigo yarn - knitted hat_1

Originally, I was going to make this entire hat seed stitch…

Row one: *Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * across.

Row two: *Purl 1, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

But I thought stockinette showed off the colors in this lovely Malabrigo yarn so much better. Therefore, you only see knitted seed stitch on the hat brim.

This past weekend, I started knitting this hat while my daughter’s choir was practicing for their musical. My fingers flew as I knitted and watched her (and the rest of her choir mates perform) and before I knew it the rehearsal was over. Today, during my daughter’s weekly choir practice, I finished knitting a hat with some of that incredibly soft Malabrigo yarn.

If you’ve followed my site for some time, you know I rarely make items for myself. The usually end up going to some loved one or a charity where I volunteer.

This Malabrigo yarn was incredibly soft

This Malabrigo yarn was incredibly soft

Well guess what? I made this knitted hat for me! Which explains why it’s so large. It fits my head perfectly. My hats need to be big to fit my thick locks. And… I made this hat long, I can easily tuck my locks inside this hat. Perfect!

So as you see, even though my recent posts have focused on and beekeeping and sewing I’m still enjoying knitting! These days, I’m knitting exclusively with my Hiya Hiya Stainless Steel Sharp knitting needles. Eventually, I’ll get around to posting some of the items (knitting and sewing) I’ve been making and perhaps I’ll even get around to posting a picture of me modeling this hat…



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