This Anemone Hat was quite a fun little project! I think you all know how much I dislike having my picture taken so the mere fact that I did a selfie with this hat should show how proud I was to have it finished.
The instructions say to wash and dry it to plump up the tendrils but I was afraid I would ruin it. The yarn says it can be machine washed but doesn’t say anything about the dryer. Then I figured . . why make a hat for Addie if it can’t be washed and dried and I’d rather know if it’s going to shrink or ruin before I send it to them so I washed and dried it and it did plump up the tendrils and it’s fine.
There’s an option for a regular brim and a moebius brim. Nicole wanted the moebius brim. Honestly, I thought all I was going to do was cast on and twist my stitches (instead of keeping them all straight when I joined the circle). I had no idea there was a special way to do a moebius cast on. When I looked at it, I thought . . Oh, my . . I can’t figure this out. It was so darned weird. Then I remembered what I keep telling Nicole: Take one step at a time. Don’t worry about Step 3, til you’ve completed Steps 1 and 2. Sometimes just looking at the big picture is too confusing.
This was all about 10 p.m. on Friday evening and I got it on the second try. The weird thing is that I cast on 70 but soon ended up with 150 stitches and it took two complete rounds to make one round.
Nicole was up late knitting too and I sent her these pictures. The first time I went around, the stitch marker was on the bottom.
The second time I went around, the stitch marker was on the top and that was a complete round.
What I want to know is this: How do people think up this kind of stuff? The instructions were easy to follow and soon I had the brim finished. Then I had to do Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off, which was a new bind off technique too. Half the stitches were bound off and then it was like knitting a normal hat.
The tendrils were fun to make, though I could have made them a bit longer. It really was a fun hat to knit and I’m anxious to get started on Addie’s.
Pattern: Anemone Hat
Yarn: Mrs. Crosby’s Steamer Trunk
Color: Barn Swallows
Teri Jordan says
Thank you for the hat information….it is very cute…..I am also going to try the chicken and rice recipe….I love my pressure cooker….I have the instant pot one…..
katie z. says
Way to go!
Frieda Z. says
Cat Bordhi is the one who invented the moebius cast on. She is really amazing. I have taken classes from her a couple of times and her mind sees and thinks things nothing like mine. I have made many of her felted moebius baskets.
glen in louisiana says
really do love the hat, but you look a bit “pasty white” in that second photo……..
What a fun hat! Almost makes me want to learn to knit–almost!
Cute hat, cute model.
Linda Steller says
Pretty cool! I like the hat.
It’s a mathematical concept. My wedding band is a möbius. DH is an engineer.
I’ve skimmed some articles by knitters and students of higher math who have done some other complicated Forms I really don’t understand. But it’s really cool how folks have figured out how to manipulate yarn and needles / hooks to recreate the mathematical stuff. Also like the crocheted coral reefs.
Diana G says
Love both models but that 2nd one wasn’t smiling for sure !! LOL 🙂
Thanks for the Chicken Salsa recipe I may spring that one on the hubs next week !
Darn! Why does no one think I’m smiling. That’s a smile! 🙂
Oh no, Judy. I was pretty serious when I told myself I wasn’t going to buy another pattern for 6 months. But maybe I need to rethink that decision. I’m looking for something (little / quick) I can make for Christmas for the grands (12 of them). Yours really turned out cute.
Twelve of them? You’d better get started! Aren’t those hats so cute? I made Nicole’s in 2 or 3 days. You need to be sure to use a superwash wool because washing and drying plumps up the tendrils.
Rebecca in SoCal says
I have a Moebius scarf, but it was knit flat, then one end turned when the ends were joined. What you described sounds confusing or magical!