Here's the other hat. Center Square from Knitty. I used two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, doubled, on a size 11 Denise circular. As you can see, it fits dd very well, although it needs to be a bit deeper for me. I was VERY worried about running out of yarn, so I was a little ungenerous with it. I had a few yards of each color left over, next time I would add a couple of rows.
I just realized that I left out the first few rows of the fair isle pattern. I don't know what happened, but my printer must have left off a few rows of the chart. This is why my hat is too shallow. . . Hey, but it fits my 10-yo just fine, and I WOULD have run out of yarn if I followed it correctly. . .
The only intentional modification I made was to change the decreases. The decreases in the pattern photo looked a bit messy to me, so I added a plain knitted stitch on either side of the marker. This is how it came out.
All in all, a great, quick project. It was really fun to make, the fair isle pattern is simple, but interesting.
I was looking around yesterday and found this:
I remember working on this and looking at it and thinking it looked like crap. (This was around the time I learned to knit, so I was probably ready to jump ship on the smocking project for a knitting project. . . ) It doesn't look so bad to me now, but I can't use it in a Jon Jon for my 6-yo.
I'm trying to think of a way to turn it into a Christmas ornament. My mom has a bunch of *smocked Christmas balls* that she made in the 60s -- I'm thinking or something along those lines. I'll go research it, see what I can find. . .
Let me know if you have any ideas.