Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #18 – Souvenir Hat

This Iron Craft challenge was the much needed Finish Challenge. I knew exactly what project I wanted to finish. You may remember the hat I was knitting for the Iron Craft “H” challenge.
Iron Craft '16 Challenge #16 - Almost a Hat
I was lingering on my table, and I realized I had started the decreases too early, so I ripped the whole thing back and started it over. And finished it, right down to sewing on the pom-pom.
Iron Craft '16 Challenge 18 - Souvenir Hat
I call this my souvenir hat because I picked the pom-pom up two years ago in a little knitting store in Germany. (At that time, I was seeing hats with these faux fur pom-poms all over Europe, but hadn’t seem them in the US yet.) I picked up the handspun yarn in Lacock, England this summer. I hoped the color of the yarn would be right with what I remembered the pom-pom being. I got lucky, because I think it is a beautiful match.

Incase you are wondering about details on the hat…It is just a basic 2 x 2 ribbing worked in the round. I did a gauge swatch and just cast on the amount I needed which was 100 stitches on size 10 needles. I knit for about 9 inches and then decreased by purling two together at each purl section of the ribbing. I worked this 2 x 1 ribbing for about an inch. Then I decreases by knitting two together at each knit section of the ribbing. I worked in 1 x 1 ribbing for about an inch. Then I knit two together every round (there is one extra stitch on each round) until I had seven stitches. I tried the hat on a lot while knitting to check the fit.

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