FO: Trenton’s Beanie

Some people have never owned a handknitted object. Trenton was one of them and he asked for a hat, brown or off-white. The Halfdome is my go-to beanie pattern, though I do mine in the round because hats done flat is just unnecessary seaming.

Trenton's hat.

Pattern: Halfdome with modifications

Yarn: Zealana Rimu Special Edition Fingering

Needles: US3 circular

Duration:20th August to 2nd September

Halfdome is for worsted weight yarn, I’m using heavy fingering weight. I got gauge, but the large hat grew while I was working on it so I restarted and the medium size fit well. The fabric has a halo of possum hairs that make it look like it’s been home to a shedding cat. It feels silky and very warm on my hands as I work. Trenton works outside and this will keep him toasty in the autumn.

One thought on “FO: Trenton’s Beanie”

  1. I’m with you – there’s no earthly reason to knit a hat flat. (Well, there’s intarsia, I suppose. But all bets are off with intarsia…)

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