An Unoriginal Circus

Here’s one of the projects I used to procrastinate distract me from my Ravelympics socks. This was an extremely fast knit (2 or 3 hours), and the vibrant yarn was a blast to work with. I look at it and think sophisticated clown. Or eccentric Connecticut knitter. Whichever.

  • Pattern: An Unoriginal Hat by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Yarn: Crystal Palace Iceland in Circus
  • Needles: US size 10.5 double points
  • Mods: I used much bigger needles and did an extra row of k2tog to get the closure down to 8 stitches before cinching it closed.

Not much else to say, really. I think I am burned out from the push to finish my socks this weekend. My initial plan was to take Sunday off from knitting completely to give my mind and hands a rest. By evening, however, I was feeling that itch to pick up the needles and knit! You can’t slow me down, apparently.

And after I finished this hat, I went right up to my craft room and started a new project. It’s a never ending cycle, this knitting of mine, and I love it!


7 thoughts on “An Unoriginal Circus

  1. Cute!! Love the bright colours, it would certainly cheer you up on cold winter days!

    And isn’t is summer where you are right now??!!!

  2. I love it. I’m not a hat-wearer, but I think I’ll knit one as a gift. I have to get my hands on some of that yarn. It’s beautiful!

  3. Wow, that’s the best looking Iceland hat ever! The colors work well and the cable still shows.

    I originally designed that color for fun baby stuff, but it’s very adult and sophisticated looking in your hat!

    May we share it on our blog?

    Susan at CPY

  4. When the gray winter days come around you’ll be happy to have that pretty bright-colored hat! I haven’t tried that pattern yet but it’s on my list and I have a couple skeins of bright multi-colors I’ve been saving just for that.

  5. Wow – definitely sophisticated eccentric Connecticut clown knitter! It looks great on you!

    I’m guessing no more Ravelympic-type deadline kals for you?!

  6. I love that hat! I’ve used similar yarns before, and they always seem to produce fun articles. Normally I would have expected the cable not to show through so well with the changing color, but that seemed not to be a problem for you.

    I’m going to have to try out the pattern.

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