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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The variegated hat...




Having already crocheted with this Robin variegated dk yarn, I wanted to see what it would look like when knitted.  The colour changes are VERY short.  It is really only possible to knit 2, 3, or 4 stitches before the pink changes to purple, then to lilac.  I actually looked forward to the colour pooling in larger blobs because otherwise the effect would have been just small speckles.  

I slightly prefer the knitted effect to the crocheted effect, but don't think I have yet found the ideal pattern to use with this yarn.  I have another 300g of this yarn just waiting for a project.  I'm open to suggestions!!

The hat pattern is one of my favourite as it is so simple.  The "small adult" size used only 33g of yarn.  Here it is on Ravelry.


10 comments:

M.K. said...

Thanks for the pattern link. We hat-makers are always looking for that perfect pattern! In our prayer shawl ministry group, two ladies used the same variegated yarn for shawls -- one knitted, and one crocheted. It's fascinating how different the color patterns ended up looking!

Jennifer said...

I love the zigzag effect you got in the middle toward the top of the hat. That's really interesting.

Lisa said...

**LOVE**

Teresa Kasner said...

You could make a scarf to match and also some mittens. It's gorgeous! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

linda said...

I like the effect Una it looks good on this hat. How about a scarf or shawl. :) x

Una said...

A scarf sounds good. I crocheted a shawl with this yarn a few weeks ago and it was really lovely.

Una said...

I think I have enough for a scarf and that seems to be the next thing to make with this yarn. I could make some fingerless mitts, but anything with fingers strikes dread into me!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's a very pretty hat - perfect for the sometimes nippy days in Spring! I think you're clever being able to crochet - I've tried unsuccessfully to teach myself with various Youtube advice....

Thanks for popping in and reading my Ireland post Una!
We had 3 days in Dublin and I loved it - I'm hoping to return one day.
I think I've told you before (maybe not) but my maiden name was O'Malley!

I'll be posting more on our Ireland trip when time permits, though life in a house of 3 girls is VERY busy, ha ha!!
Shane


Becki said...

That variegated yarn works great with that pattern. I'm going to check it out.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I love it Una, it works really well - like Jennifer I like the zig-zag effect. Colour change yarn can be a bit risky!! Life on the edge eh ?!
Jillxo