Koolhaus Hat – Busting the Stash

I had a few false starts on this lovely pattern found in the 2007 Interweave Holiday Knits.  The yarn used is Moda Dea Washable Wool which I initially had some doubts about.  But I wasn’t too far along into the pattern when quickly decided it was quite suitable for this pattern.

Koolhaus Hat

 Koolhaus was designed by Brooklyntweed (Jared) and is another of his ingenius designs.  Actually,  love every single thing he shows us on his blog, his tastes are sublime!  In fact, a couple times I thought about knitting only the things he knits for one year but I quickly abandoned that idea……a little bit too much like stalking for my tastes.  But seriously, if you have never read Jared’s blog you should hop on over to it.

I enjoyed knitting this Christmas present and will probably knit another Koolhaus.  I’m glad I stuck it out with this pattern.  My careless mistakes caused me to frog twice in the beginning.  I have now completed another item for the TOP 10 STASH PROJECTS KAL!

15 Comments on “Koolhaus Hat – Busting the Stash

  1. You really seem to be making great progress on your list! Keep up the good work.

    I got my Kathmandu yarn yesterday….I am in LOVE!!

    Have already cast on a sweater. Good timing – I didn’t have anything OTN, having finished my odd gloves yesterday.

    Take care – and stay out of the snow drifts….
    k

  2. It looks so nice and cozy! I have also wanted to knit everything Jared has, but I don’t think I’d have the patience for a lot of the things he does (like that steeked cabled EZ cardigan — it’s gorgeous, but I know I’d quickly lose interest).

    Congrats on crossing another item off your list. You’re on a roll!

  3. You are just zooming right along on that list. I have a feeling you will need to make a new one soon. I love the hat. It looks great.

  4. Your hat is lovely! Perseverence seems to have paid off as you are moving along rapidly with your 10 stash projects. Good job!

  5. I love all of Jared’s work too! Your not alone.
    Your Koolhaus is wonderful, the recipient will love it!

  6. Beautiful, as always…I have started one in dark blue and am having a heck of a time seeing the stitches, hoping to finish for Christmas…and it is not even on my list. 😦 I adore the other hat as well. You are a wild knitting machine…

  7. Now that you have worked all the kinks out you should definitely knit another Koolhaus. It really did turn out nice.

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