Friday, October 28, 2011

Apple Blossom Asymmetrical Cloche

Apple Blossom Asymmetrical Cloche

I made this cap this week.  I made a weird mistake on the 3rd or 4th row so I made a little flower to tack to the brim of the hat to disguise the flaw. The flower reminds me of an apple blossom. The free cap pattern I followed can be found HERE and is called "Asymmetrical Cloche" by Mary Keenan.  She has a lot of really nice cap patterns.  I enjoyed making this cap so much I cast on another one right away.  The yarn I used is from my Mom's stash (Thanks, Mom!).  She had about 2 1/2 balls of this peachy pink Rowan All Seasons Cotton.  Very nice yarn!  I am trying to get over my fear of making caps out of cotton.  I worry projects made with cotton will get stretched out and baggy and un-wearable.  This yarn is part cotton and part acrylic, so perhaps this will be better than an all cotton cap.

I had a weird problem when I made this cap.  I ended up with the wrong number of stitches after rows 8 and 9.  I ended up with 72 stitches, not 63.  As a result, for the decrease rounds, I k7, k2tog around and then followed the decrease instructions from there... k6, k2tog... and so on.

I had a few of the gals at my local knit shop try on my caps on Thursday. They really liked this cute cap.  I was getting a little worried about my cap making lately.  Some hats were turning out so big and some caps seemed too small.  I was tickled that each hat looked good on someone.  My confidence restored, I knit on!


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

love the flower --you may have put it on to cover a mistake, but it is the perfect finishing touch on that hat!

Kim said...

Thanks, I like the flower too. My husband's comment was, "Very feminine!" Sounds good to me! Loved working with this yarn!