This week has been more about another hobby . . later blog post . . but I did finish my Zombie Apocalypse hat. You never know what’s going to happen in this crazy world so everyone should have a Zombie Apocalypse hat, right?
This hat was a joy to make. First, it isn’t knit in the round. Hallelujah! It was knit flat and then the three needle bind off made it round.
It was interesting to make because pointy end was shaped with short rows. Instead of wrap and turns (W&T), I did German short rows, which I think are neater. The yarn is Madelinetosh Chunky, which is Aran weight, so it’s pretty quick to make. I have several sweater quantities of Madelinetosh Chunky and I almost always buy a bit more yarn than I’ll need so hopefully I’ll have yarn leftover from some projects to make more of these hats.
Love the hat. I made my first hats a couple of weeks ago. You are one of the reasons I wanted to learn to knit. I had always wanted to, but you gave me the inspiration to think I could at the age of 55. That was a year and half ago. You know my husband said the same thing as Vince, when I said I wanted to learn to knit “That’s just what you need… another hobby” I also quilt. He is actually very supportive. I am excited to hear about your new hobby, but I hope I don’t get the spinning, weaving or rug bug. LOL. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Have you ever tried the magic loop…that’s how I knit socks and baby hats for the pregnancy center in our area….it drives me crazy to work on double pointed needles…..