Sunday, August 08, 2010

Turn a 180

I recently flew back home for a one day family stop over, and while I was there was able to gift the finished Lovely Warm Slightly Fuzzy beanie to my wonderful Papa. He loves it, and is currently over in the snow testing the warmth in some seriously cold climes!

Turn a 180 (1)

When I first planned this beanie my shweetie recommended the classic fold up brim style, extolling the virtues of added warmth over the ears. So I looked through my favourites and found Jared Flood's Turn a Square and decided the pattern could be easily adapted to include a fold up brim. The yarn I used, Entwine, is a bulky weight, so I followed the 60 stitch cast on others had used for bulky weight - which worked out brilliantly!

Turn a 180

The colours are so perfect for Dad, and the geometrical crown pattern adds a nice element of interest. Dad is a keen snowboarder (yes, I'm aware he out-cools me by a long way!) and this year he plans to learn the jump 180 degree turn (okay, by a long long way) - so I've christened this project Turn a 180, and hope it will keep Dad's bonce and ears nice and toasty, whatever awesome moves he gets up to on the slopes!


2paw said...

Great hat, it really looks warm, and I do like the round turning into a square pattern!!

Ann said...

The hat looks good & I like the turned up brim. I am sure it will keep your dad very warm.