Qbert Hat

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette: Almond (30/50 g ball)Knit Picks Stroll: Merlot Heather (30/50 g ball)
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Needles: Size 3 DPN
Measurements: 22″ circumference and 8.5″ height
Pattern Location: Raverly Semi-Swedish Hat (modified)
Time Spent: 12 hours
Dates: 10/30/2011 – 11/3/2011

I call this the Qbert hat because every time I see the cube pattern all I can think of is playing Qbert when I was a kid.  This hat is intended for my dad as a Christmas present.  I’ve been having a bit of a love-hate relationship with it.

I love the cube pattern but I did not want to take the time learning twined knitting so I changed the brim of the hat.  I’m still learning fair isle so this seemed like a good idea.  I’m actually okay with the modifications, it’s the colors that have me on the fence.

I was hoping the almond would bring out the red in the merlot heather but instead it turned it into a dark brown but sometimes it looks burgundy.  I keep thinking I should have made a hunting type pattern instead because the colors remind me of a deer.

I have to say that when I tried it on (it’s too big for me) I actually thought the colors looked really good.  Then I took a second look and hated it.  I can’t make up my mind.  Fortunately my dad is getting two hats so hopefully he likes one of them.

Note: I noticed when looking at this hat that some of the cubes looked a little off.  This is because when the round begins there is the same type of jog you get when you change colors and causes the alternating color pattern to be a little off where the rounds join.  I need to learn how to do jogless stripes at some point.

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