Because it is 99 degrees, I knit a winter hat……


I finished my MIDAS hat last night.  I used the gradient yarn from Sue (Mrs. Micawber).  By the way everyone in the SWAP did a great job of gifting their partner with goodies by July 3rd.

This is MY hat.  I just needed a model this morning.  Check out the free pattern on Ravelry.

It does involve a provisional cast on, and some of you asked about the method.  In this particular knit, you just need to cast on with a different piece of yarn.  Then join it to your yarn that you want for the hat.  DSCF7763.jpg

This way when you fold up the knitting to knit from the edge of the brim to the most recent live stitches, you can see the brim stitches easily.  You knit the two together to create a thick, lovely warm brim.  There was no need for me to remove those stitches. They don’t show under the hat.   Clear as mud?


*If you want a great story of hope, in light of the Thai soccer kids predicament, read DEEP DOWN DARK the story of the trapped Chilean miners.  It is one of my favorite reads.

* MY GLORY IS I HAD SUCH FRIENDS is a book that Al recommended I read.  It looks good.  It is an organ transplant story.




Author: compassionknit

I've moved from to on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

13 thoughts on “Because it is 99 degrees, I knit a winter hat……”

  1. Such a pretty hat. I love the yarn. I think most of the country must be experiencing heat. It did briefly pour rain at 11:00 p.m. on the 4th. What do I think of on the 4th? My daughter’s birthday is July 3 so I have the sweetest memory of having her in the crook of my arm in a hospital bed (back in the day – we stayed longer than 24 hrs – remember?) and watching fireworks. For quite a few years, she thought the fireworks were for her birthday.


  2. Not sure if you saw my response to your comment on my post, but Hector Tobar (the author of Deep Down Dark) was my colleague for a few years here. Now he’s at some school in LA. I LURVE that hat and the yarn is PERFECTION!


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