Trio of Hatz
3 earflap hats using Tammy Wright's In A Flap Cap pattern.
Of course I modified it! I changed the stitch counts to be able to knit with 2 strands of worsted wt yarn at 3st/1".
And I even short rowed the neck/flap part as you can see on the left most cap.
Now for the Hat Parade:
Hat #6Woolease yarn with a doubled brim and knit on the Innovations Knitting machine with hand knit crown.
Hat #7Knit following instructions as per original pattern, but with 2 strands of yarn.
Earflap part could be a bit closer to the eyes, I thought it was too wide apart.
Hat #8I short rowed the flap part and added one more ridge to the brim. Original had 3 rows of garter stitch - I did 4 ridges. And I also adjusted the flap/neck stitches by adding more and decreasing the opening stitches. The face part now looks better protected from the cold winds in South Dakota.
Now this one might look a bit smaller but I think that is due to the yarns I used.
On this one I added one more short row for a total of 4 short rows and this made the flaps hang down longer and shortened the neck back a bit more. One could even add a button and button the two flaps under the chin. The rest of the hat is the same, 4 brim ridges, same depth.
So that brings my HATZ totals to 9.
I cast on for another one minus flaps.
Still working on the garter stitch baby blanket and I have one square done.
But now Lizzie has tempted me with EZ's Garter Stitch Blanket from the Opinionated Knitter. I have the book, but I think I'll wait finish my squares of garter stitch first.
Knitting on slippers for little feet and a baby sweater too.