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 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?