FO: charlie's hat

i don’t have a fixed name for this hat, honestly. but here are the ones that cycle through:
-bits & bobs: coollike edition
-aquae sulis
-charlie’s hat

FO: charlie's hat

it is a well documented fact that i enjoy scrap busting. coming up with a legitimately attractive way to knit up leftover yarn is something i find very satisfying. and usually kind of addicting, in the knitting process. it’s the same kind of addicting as the noro-stripe scarf. ‘just a few more rows’, ‘i wonder what it will end up looking like’. it has these elements.

FO: charlie's hat

FO: bits & bobs: coollike edition <–ravelry project page

yarn: leftovers from queensland collection kathmandu aran, dark grey
berroco ultra alpaca fine, turquoise mix, held double
elitespun fingering, charcoal, held double
brown sheep lambs pride worsted in tahiti teal
multiple shades of grey from lions brand woolease
and several mystery yarns either inherited without ball bands or purchased so long ago that i can't recall what they are.

needles: US 4 (3.5mm) for the ribbing, and US 6 (4mm) for the body

FO: charlie's hat

pattern: of my own devising. just a basic beanie. cast on 100 sts, knit 2×2 ribbing for a bit, then switch to stockinette, eventually decreasing evenly at 8 points (after one set up row to get the stitches down to a number divisible by 8). all the while striping away, alternating slowly darkening rows of grey and blue with a gutter of navy blue, as follows:

3 rows grey 1
1 row navy
3 rows blue 1
1 row navy
3 rows grey 1
1 row navy
3 rows blue 2
1 row navy
3 rows grey 2
1 row navy
3 rows blue 2

and so on, and so forth…

FO: bits & bobs charlie edition

i took this picture before we left for england. i really really like how this hat turned out. i think it’s a fantastic mix of masculine but not boring to make.

FO: charlie's hat

if you don’t recognize this face, then you are probably not one of charlieissocoollike‘s 1.6 million subscribers. and i highly recommend you click that little linky linky and spend a little time over there. i assume you’ll recognize me on the left there, but on the right is the lovely bryarly, who you should also check out!

they were nice enough to meet up with us in london and we walked around a bit, ate some lunch, and walked around some more. jake and i had just flown in that morning, so not all of my synapses were firing at top speed, but i had a lovely time. we were in london for something whopping like 30 whole hours, so honestly, some of it is a bit of a blur, but i intend to share much of this trip with you guys!

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