Thursday, September 28, 2006

Snail Hat!

Hello Everyone! This is my completed Snail Hat found in KWT. I used some leftover Morehouse Merino that I happened to have in my stash. I believe the color is Lichen.

I love the hat (in fact I'm wearing it right now!) and it was very fun to make--and very quick. It held me over for this knit-along until I found yarn for my REAL Zimmermania project--the Hawser Sweater from Knitting Workshop.

I would definitely recommend this pattern to anyone who likes to rock funky hats!


  • I always wondered how the snail would look in real life...fabulous! I love it.

    By Blogger Deb, at 8:34 PM  

  • Okay, why does my snail hat not look like that!! Yours looks fab. Mine is kind of flat and the sprial is not as defined :( I followed the instructions in KWT to the letter, or so I thought. I'll have to post a pic of it eventually.

    By Blogger Joie | la dilettante tricoteuse, at 8:46 PM  

  • Thank you--I do love it. I don't know why yours wouldn't work out without seeing a picture...I know that there were many times that I had to tink back because I'd forgotten the m1 increase.

    By Blogger VickeryKnits, at 7:12 PM  

  • when you knit another Snail Hat -- please try the superior version EZ came up with a few years later; it has 3 spirals instead of 5, and the sharp increase-edge continues all the way to the top. The variation is in a spun Out and in The Opinionated Knitter.
    Sht - just checked OK to make sure the instructions were there - and found a MISTAKE: p96, R-hand column, 7th line:
    "(P1, P2tog twice, K15, M1) 3 times." is correct... the book says, "K13"... wrong. Oy. Meg

    By Blogger Meg, at 8:11 AM  

  • Oh--I have The Opinionated Knitter! now I can't wait to make another one!

    By Blogger VickeryKnits, at 2:57 PM  

  • Last nite I tried this hat, the 3 spiral version, and had to frog it twice. Could not figure out what I was doing wrong as I thought I was being so careful with the stitch count. I am so glad I found this typo that Meg talks about, will try again tonight. Thank you Meg!

    By Blogger Jolene Rau, at 7:39 AM  

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