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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bombadil Hat

"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow,
Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow.
None have ever caught him yet, for Tom, he is the master:
His songs are stronger songs, and his feet are faster."
—The Fellowship of the Ring

Short post today - I am on vacation at the lake, but BB/FM &WB are holding down the fort in Indiana. Our signal booster is on the fritz, so am working from my father's house today. Ah...the joys of modern technology!

Here at last is the third entry in the Fellowship of the Ring subscriber series. If you have subscribed to the $45 series, you should receive an email with a code to unlock the download. If you have not subscribed, the hat pattern is available for individual purchase over on the sidebar or on Ravelry (as soon as I get everything set up)


17 (19) inches circumference around ribbed brim
fingering weight yarn
220 yds. color A (lt blue)
80 yds. color B (navy)
80 yds. color C (yellow)
SMALL: size 2 (US) double point needles and 24 inch circular needles
LARGE: size 3 (US) double point needles and 24 inch circular needles
cable needle
6 stitch markers
yarn needle
GAUGE( in ribbing) :
7.5 (6.5) stitches = 1 inch

intermediate level pattern
skills needed: cabling & stranded colorwork
written & charted design

The hat features a fair isle band just above the ribbing and a nifty twisted stitch pattern on the top, that forms a medallion when viewed from above.

Check over at String Theory for kits; I have not seen them up yet,
but assume they are waiting for the final pattern to post them on
the website.

I hope you enjoy knitting the hat as much as I and my test knitters did. Thanks to my lovely sister-in law for modeling!

This concludes the work portion of our vacation - back to lying around in the hammock with a good book - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...


Laurie said...

Beautiful! Enjoy that hammock. :-)

Sandra La Knitalian said...

gorgeous hat, love those colors!!! don't let the mosquitoes carry you OFF and enjoy your vacation! ♥♥♥

Sidney said...

LOVE. this. hat.