FO Friday #3: Botanic BFL hat

04 Oct
DSCF3644 by kpetra
DSCF3644, a photo by kpetra on Flickr.

Happy Friday!

I have lots of projects nearing its completion, but not quite there yet. At least the hat is finished!

I already posted about the yarn I am using – handspun BFL. I had a rough idea what kind of hat I wanted. Then I came across Stephen West’s Botanic Hat. I must admit I did not get the pattern. The hat was easy enough to  deconstruct. Or rather, just look at the picture, use the stitch and make up the rest.

We live in a fairly cold climate (at least in the winter months) and single brim doesn’t do us any good. Therefore I made a double brim (provisional cast on, knit double the length of the brim, fold in half and knit current stitches with the provisional stitches). I also started on only 88 sts on US5 so that the brim is snug. The crown of the hat is knit over 96 stitches in slipped stitch pattern. The photo on top shows the reverse side.

This is the “right” side:


And my little one happily posing for me while reading a book



More details, such as needle size and yardage are on my Ravelry page.

It’s FO friday at tami’s amis. Go check her out!



Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “FO Friday #3: Botanic BFL hat

  1. jazzoo6

    October 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Lovely hat, it can be used by everyone.

    Here’s my FO:

    • maikiki STUDIO

      October 5, 2013 at 3:11 am

      My husband promised to share. Let’s see how that goes. The way I see it, I’ll have to knit more of these to prevent any potential fights in the morning, when everyone needs to leave the house in a hurry. 🙂

  2. Ginny

    October 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I do really like the reverse, but I guess the good thing is you could change side depending on how you are feeling.

    • maikiki STUDIO

      October 5, 2013 at 3:09 am

      The reverse is growing on me as well. I did not pay attention to it much during knitting. Then on pictures I noticed I actually liked it 🙂

  3. shoelaceswitcher

    October 6, 2013 at 2:41 am

    This is great! I love 2-color hats.


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