Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Fun Hat This Is

One of my buddies Levi has recently gotten pretty interested in Star Wars. I had seen a cool Yoda hat pattern on Ravelry (Facebook for knitters) and post it noted that in my brain to e made for him. Well apparently the Star Wars trend extends to young people everywhere as all the first and kindergarten kiddo were referencing it left and right. It was high time I educated my self in Star Wars. I'd seen bits and pieces but not all 6 all the way through.
So Luke and I began watching the movies and I began Levi's hat.

I think it turned out quite well, don't you? It's felted which means I knit it real big and wash it in hot and cold water to make the fabric more dense and a different texture. Essentially this is what happens when you accidentally put wool sweaters in the wash. Here are some pictures of the process. This is the swatch I used to see what would happen to different kinds of stitches.

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The Luedtke Family said...

I am terrified to felt. What would happen if after all that work it did not turn out to be the right size or shape!

Pretty much sums up I am still terrified/uninterested to tackle complicated knitting projects.

Fairytale Pumpkin said...

I am so behind on blog posts, Jess, but let me just tell you how excited Levi is for this hat! So excited!!