Name: Birthday Hat for my lil bro (Ravelry Project Page).
Pattern: (name, author, source) Helping Hats (version C) by canKNITian
Size(s): (to fit, finished size) To fit my brother’s gigantic man-head.
Needles: (size, material, style) US10 plastic Denise Interchangeables
Knitting style: (for stitch patterns) English in the round.
Modifications: Knit it from the top down because of the limited amount of yarn to hand.
Worked fewer rows of cable brim
Eliminated ribbed brim due to lack of yarn!
Notes: This was a super-quick pattern which is well written. It would have been done in about 2 days (instead of over a week) if I hadn’t kept changing my mind about how I wanted to use the colours.
Originally I had a fourth colour to hand (a rich red colour, see photo right) but it really clashed with the green, so I discarded it.
The Tondo is a roving-like single ply super chunky and can be tricky to work with, but I found it quite easy to use. Mixing it with the Magnum Chunky (a multiple-ply chunky yarn) will, I hope, make it more resilient and help keep the hat’s shape.