The votes are in … the Single Ribbed Hat is the official NYC-HHI hat stitch design. I showed my office colleagues the choices and they voted for Hat No. 1.
The official colour is teal, which can be combined with another colour in the design. I’ve been working on a sample of the hat and trying to write down the pattern as well. I wasn’t going to show anything until the big reveal but … So far, I’ve frogged it four times already, and it’s not working out right, and I don’t want to keep you all in suspense.
This was last night, as I thought I had finally gotten all the numbers right.
This is today, sitting in traffic on the bus, on the way to work … I had frogged up to the second white stripe, and started again.
It was so much easier when I made it the first time, somehow it all worked out, with little or no adjustment. Now that I’m writing down the pattern, suddenly, the hat is too small, the hat is too big, the stitches don’t work out …. ay-yaaayyyy!
I don’t remember making so many adjustments the first time!
I’ll be working on it again on the bus ride home tonight … maybe the pattern will cooperate and I’ll have something more tomorrow …
Stay tuned …