Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sea Urchin

Here's the Sea Urchin hat made from Noro Kureyon. I didn't get around to blocking it until yesterday, which turned out just fine as the Central Park Hoodie was blocked which freed up the mini basketball again. The Sea Urchin hat is now stretched over it doing its 72hr thing.

I'm interested to see how the top turns out. I was quite disappointed with the colorway when it came to the top as the color was not solid enough to really make the star-shape pop out well. If I make another, I think I'd have to join in further along the second skein of yarn just to get a better continuation of color for the star. It also seems a little strange to be decreasing to 15 sts and then finishing. This makes the top very bunched up when you finish knitting, but is probably why the blocking stage is so important. You can see from the pictures that once the hat was stretched out over the ball, the top flattened down more.

Should be ready to wear this by Monday.


CT said...

It looks great! I want to knit one too! unfortunately, no Noro for moi... can't get it in Mexico... but I already know what I'll use... thanx!great blog!

PS: my verification word was "pollen"... isn't that nice?

Rudee said...

I think it looks great too. What about contrasting skeins of NK like Brooklyn Tweeds ribbed scarf?

Rose said...

I think it looks beautiful! I never block; is that bad? I only make hats, mittens, scarves, etc.

Kimmie said...

That is really cool!

Jane said...

I rarely block hats either Rose, but in this case it was required in the pattern. I can see why. The lacework flattens down and is more obvious once the Noro is blocked although it was quite shocking to see how little memory the yarn has. The hat is 'almost' too big for me now!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin