Finishing the Potato Peel

The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Hat is just about finished.  I knit the crown with my post-op eyes, quite blurred, and will weave in the ends this afternoon.  Then it will be off to a nice soak and blocking.  I hope to have a finished photo for you this weekend along with the completed pattern.  If I can figure out how to upload a free pattern to Ravelry I will do so.  Of course, I’m making a H-U-G-E assumption that others will even like this hat.  All is not lost if none do for I would much rather you read The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Literary Society than knit this hat.  More on the book in the next post.

Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Hat BEFORE BLOCKING


The hat is just as colorful as the characters in the book it is named for!

The crown is bright and cheery.  I put a fruit loop on top so I can hang it on my coat rack above my coat.

Once again, this is the crown before blocking.  The stitches should even out nicely after a soak.

I gave the Potato Peel Hat a test run yesterday whilst taking the dog out in sub-zero temperatures, -11 to be exact.  It was as toasty as toasty can be in those bitterly cold temps.  It is also a tall hat which you will see when I somehow coerce my reluctant model to display it on her lovely head.

But alas, now it is time to do the dreaded task of weaving in all those ends.  Didn’t I say on my last fair isle project that I would do this weaving periodically throughout the project rather than waiting until the end?

11 Comments on “Finishing the Potato Peel

  1. I could not get into that book. But since you are talking about how good it is….I’ll give it another try. LOVE the hat! I’ll definitely download the pattern.

  2. This was one of my favorite books last year! I love your hat would a beginner to fair isle knitting be able to tackle this project. I have advanced knitting skills, just not in this techique. Thanks!

  3. I love the hat and would like to know more about the book…sounds interesting.

  4. Very nice hat which I will download once you put it on Ravelry.

    I hope you are doing well after your eye surgery. I too had eye surgery last year and understand your blurred vision.

  5. Love how the hat turned out!

    It is very easy to upload a free pattern to Ravelry. Get set up as a designer (see the wiki for how to do this), save your pattern as a PDF on your computer, and then go to your store and upload the PDF. That easy!

  6. I love your hat and I will download it too once you have the pattern up on Ravelry I’ve never knitted a Fair Isle hat before so it will be my first. I haven’t finished the book yet so best hurry before you post more about it as I want to read what happens at the end.

    By the way I got the Abbey yarns colour cards thank you so much for posting about their wonderful yarn.

  7. Love the new hat! Nope, I’m sure it is not a huge assumption that people would want to knit this. I definitly would! It is very nice, I love the colors you used and the story behind it. It’s always fun to hear the inspiration behind a pattern.
    Hope you are healing well from your eye surgery!

    All the best, Holly Marie

  8. Clearly one of the favorite books I read last year…and this hat almost makes me want to dive into fair isle!

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