Monday, May 31, 2010
There are so many neat patterns on the internet, and every once in a while, my brother, Evan, will find a neat one and ask me if I can make it. Yes, of course I can (as long as it isn't a crochet pattern...) He sent me a picture of a moustached balaclava, and I found a viking one that I thought was neater, and so did he. After he agreed to pay for the yarn (yay!) and I got his head measurements, I started the math, and started knitting. (I'll get a picture of him wearing it when I can)
Here's what I used:
Pattern: Hat and Beard
Yarn: Wool Ease in Ranch Red (he really wanted a bright red!), Cocoa, Grey Heather, and Fisherman
To make the hat pattern into an adult size, I used size 10 dpns and because my brother's head is so big, added an extra round of increases. Other than that, it was fairly similar to the pattern. I stopped about 1.5 inches away from the hat edge to change to grey and make the rivet band. I changed that around a bit, as you can see. the rest was fairly simple.