New Hat

One of my latest knitting projects is the Gretel Tam from the book Stitch and Bitch Superstar Knitting by Debbie Stoller.  I am not so good at taking pictures of myself, plus I have a cold and am not looking so good today so I got my dear dog Tia to be my model, against her better judgement, I might add.  I have wanted to make a tam for some time and I love all of the cables.  I used a different yarn than the pattern called for and my gauge was just a tiny bit small so the cables look a bit like brains but I still really like it. Another change I made was the cast on.  She suggests using a tubular cast on because it is stretchy but I found it annoying to make so I used a long tail cast on which worked just fine. I've worn it quite a few times in the last week and with our veeerrrrryyyy cold weather it did its job just fine.  Now I have to go get Tia an extra bone for her fine modelling work.


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the title and I really love that hat!!!! Well done sister! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jennifer McComb said...

Beautiful tam! And I love Tia in it!