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FFNF:Lamby Toes Hat

October 30, 2015

I have another FO to share with all of you today, which is awesome considering all the other stuff going on. The FO is another hat, in fact it is another sock head inspired hat, (I say inspired because I don’t follow the pattern at all, but still give credit where credit is do, right?) The yarn this time is new to me, in that this is my first FO from it. This poor yarn has been cast on and frogged multiple times, and I can safely say it lasted like a champ. All the frogging was due to user error or indecision, so this hat is more of a testament to overcoming that, than it is about producing a particular piece (make sense? If not, let’s just pretend for now.)

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So the hat was a basic construction, cast on a whack of stitches (148 to be more precise) and then knit a 2×2 ribbing for as long as I could stand it, and then add a little more (does anyone else ever end up having to do that, the whole knit until you can’t seem to stand it, and then you realize it isn’t that much?) I ended up throwing in some increases on the first plain stockinette row.IMG_2083

I continued the plain knitting on and off until I felt the hat was close to what I wanted, and then it was decrease city. I couldn’t tell you how I did them because it was kind of a blur, but it worked and a hat was produced (cue the cheering crowds.)

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I’m happy with the result and oh my gosh is the yarn so wonderful. This was from the lovely and talented Amanda, of Knot a Podcast fame, she has a shop on Etsy, Lamby Toes where you can get some of this beautifully speckled yarn for your very own. This colorway in particular is known as Bad Egg (on her moonpie merino base.) I can honestly say that this yarn is some of the most fun I have worked with in a long long time. So much so that even when I was in the deep knit/frog phase I did a custom order/custom dye, that Amanda managed to execute so wonderfully I keep pulling them out just to look at them.

IMG_1646I mean, right? Yeah definitely go check out her shop (and podcast!)

Until next time.

5 Comments
  1. Serenova permalink

    I love Amanda’s yarn as well. I actually have some of her “Bad Egg” myself. 🙂

    And the hat looks really good! I’m making a Sockhead one myself and I’m hoping to finish it soon. 🙂

  2. Oh yeah, I know all about ribbing for as long as you can stand, and then realising it’s only 1cm! My currently blocking cardigan uses twisted rib…grr

  3. It made such a happy hat! 🙂

  4. charityknitsforanimals permalink

    I love the colours, it knits up lovely 💖

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