Friday, January 27, 2012

FO Friday: Manly Hat

It's FO Friday and I am looking forward to seeing everyone's finished projects.

The manly hat is ready to go.  I first queued this Jacques Cousteau Hat months ago, but then waffled about the pattern choice when it actually came time to knit the gift.  After all of your helpful suggestions, I came back to the original pattern inspiration as it was my husband's favorite.  The hat worked out and the time spent waffling produced a good list of manly hat patterns to choose from for future gift knitting.

My husband modeled the FO for me while giving our goats a treat.


The layers of color in the Tosh Vintage show off the unusual crown decreases in the otherwise basic ribbed hat.


Without prompting, my husband commented "It's a comfy hat.  It's warm, soft, and light."  He liked it so much I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get it back and mail it off.  Now I know what to knit when he is ready for a new hat.


Pattern:  Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo
Source:  free on Lalla's blog
Materials:  madelinetosh vintage in "ink", and US 6 needles
Modifications:  Because I was using a worsted weight yarn in a pattern calling for DK, I went up in needle size and cast on fewer stitches.  More details Raveled here.

Here is one more photo for good measure, just because Benny is so cute . . .  obnoxious sometimes, but cute.

Happy weekend everyone!

37 comments:

  1. Fab hat, I love the shape of the decreases :) The colour is great too, really similar to the colour I made my boyfriend's hat ;)

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  2. You chose a great color for the manly hat! :-)Is Benny the goat or your husband? No offense meant to either. :-)

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  3. What a fabulous hat. I've wanted to try that pattern, I love the way the crown looks. Excellent colour too.

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  4. I'd be surprised if you get that hat back at all! DH looks very happy with it! Great pattern choice!

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  5. Nice to see it done up. I've had it in my list on ravelry for quite some time now but have not had anyone needing a hat.

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  6. What a great hat, I love how the decreases look.

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  7. The style of that hat is quite neat, nicely done!

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  8. It looks great- you did good job with the re-sizing!

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  9. that turned out great. I'm impressed that the goat cooperated.

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  10. Gorgeous hat, the colour is wonderful and the various textures of the rib and interestingly-swirly top are really eye-pleasing. I can't decide if I have a bigger crush on the hat or on the dapper and adorable Benny! :) (I don't think I knew that you have goats! I'm a little jealous!)

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  11. Thanks for all the compliments you all!

    Josie, Ha-ha! Benny is definitely the goat! I think my husband is cute too but never obnoxious. Maybe I should have clarified that in the post. : )

    Dina, Just to let you know in case you decide to knit it anyway, the pattern is much easier than it looks and knits up quickly!

    Kathleen, We've just got our goats a few months ago. We are trying to rid our pasture of blackberries without using herbicides. The goats are fun but a lot of work too. I will have to write a post about them sometime.

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  12. Lovely hat pattern, hubby wants a new hat so I shall be popping pattern into my 'to do' pile.
    Gorgeous colour yarn.

    x

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  13. Great hat choice. I love that it looks good from the top and the sides. I think you might need to make one for your Hubby. He looks very happy in it.

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  14. Great hat, but even cuter goats!!

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  15. The hat turned out totally awesome! Love the decreases and the color.

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  16. Fab hat! Madelinetosh is my new yarn crush. It's so beautiful. I'm also totally in love with your goats! They're so cute!

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  17. That hat is so nice! It looks like you had a fun time with the photo shoot too!

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  18. Great hat! I made it a few years ago for one of my sons :) Have a great weekend!

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  19. That is lovely! The colour is fantastic, and I love the decrease detail! Such a nice gift :)

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  20. What a great hat! Those decreases in the crown make it a real standout as well as the yarn choice.

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  21. That hat is fab and I agree, I love the decreases.

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  22. Your hat looks great. I love the pattern and the yarn is a terrific, rich blue.

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  24. Great hat! The color is so great too!

    It's always great to have a list of manly knits too :)

    P.S. Love your goats! I hope to have some of my own some day!

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  25. Love it, very manly! Sounds like you'll be making another one very soon. ;)

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  26. Gorgeous hat! It's looks like the perfect combination of colour and pattern that's manly enough for a man but still fun for a knitter to knit : )

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  27. It's gorgeous! I've got to knit that!

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  28. I made the same hat for my husband couple of years ago, such a fun pattern!

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  29. The hat looks great, and your goats are really cute!

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  30. I love the simplicity of the hat! and a great color too =)

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  31. That is a fabulous man hat - I just put it in my favorites!

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  32. Looks great! I really like the decreasing and that color is fab. Nicely done!

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  33. I love that hat! Sometimes it's tough to come up with something the hubbys will wear. Looks cute and toasty though!

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  34. DOL,
    So intricate, such a work of art - your blue socks
    So good to see my kid and the goats
    MOL

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  35. Wait. The socks aren't blue. Looking at them again they seem to hover over the page.
    The color seems an electric purple/blue + a hue I can't name, Can you?

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