Friday, December 21, 2012

FO Friday: Dustland Hat

Earlier in the week, I whipped up a Dustland Hat for my husband's secret santa at work - he drew the new guy who also happens to be his boss. Talk about pressure! Unfortunately, it turned out way too large the first time, so I ended up frogging it halfway to move up the decreases and make it a more normal-sized hat. In hindsight, I should have gauged first, as the first attempt was truly gargantuan - and I only knit the medium size! It's a great pattern though; all of the different stitch sections are easy to memorize and kept me interested so that the hat went fast (both times). I'm happy with the results and will probably make another one for myself at some point. Back in the queue it goes!

Pattern: Dustland Hat by Stephen West
Yarn: Cascade 220, 1 skein in Aporto
Find more FO Friday inspiration over on the Tami's Amis Blog!


  1. Sometimes you just never think gauge will matter, and then it does. Nice hat!

  2. Cool hat! I never swatch for hats and I definitely should since I've made some gargantuan hats myself. Love the colour!

  3. Great hat, I love the different textures and stitches.