Monday, December 5, 2011

Zelda Triforce

My brother goes to college in Wisconsin, but for whatever reason doesn't like to wear hats and scarves. He loved the dark mark scarf I made him a couple of years ago, so I wanted to find something equally as silly that he would love a hat... the Zelda Beanie.

I cast on 100 stitches, not 99 like in the pattern. I was therefore able to keep equal distance between each of the squares in the chart. The hat measured 5.5 inches long after finishing row 34 in the pattern instructions. I decided to try to make it to 6" (3 extra rows) before starting the decreases (at row 35 in the instructions). Because I was knitting the pattern with 100 sts (not 99), I ended up with a K3tog at the end of the first decrease row.

The hat required 40 g of the MC (Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool Yarn (201) Maple Tweed) and 10 g of the CC (KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Worsted, Oyster Heather). I knit the hat on size 6 needles.

I had a wonderful surprise when I gave my brother his hat over Thanksgiving. Turns out that the new Zelda game became available that week! He was all excited to go and get the game, and therefore loved the hat even more. (He was also glad that I chose subtle colors for his hat.) Happy Chanukkah, Jacob!