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FO: Peaches

Pattern: Peaches by Kim Hargreaves, available in Breeze

Yarn: Rowan Handknit cotton, 1.5 balls

Hooks: 4 mm and 3.5 mm

Notes: As I said before, I’m not sure I’ll actually use it, but it was fun to make! The pattern was pretty clear, but I do have one beef… it didn’t include gauge information, or finished size information.  I’m pretty sure mine turned out a little big, but I can’t say for sure – perhaps I just have a small head?

I can’t quite figure out the name – I see no peaches, maybe grapes or very stylized pineapples.  The raised stitches were a bit of a pain, but nothing too bad.  I knit one fewer straight round, and several fewer rounds of single crochet at the end.  Be sure to do the crab stitch (the last round) because it really tightens up the opening.  Keep in mind that this pattern is written in British crochet terms, so DC is our single crochet, treble crochet is the same as our double.

I love to crochet hats – it’s the only way I end up with any, since i hate using DPNs or small circs for knitted hats.  I hope we get weather that works with this hat at some point in the fall – right now it’s rather humid, though it wasn’t bad when I took these photos.

7 thoughts on “FO: Peaches

  1. I hope I’m wrong, but the hideous Peacher Geldof used to wear really cute crocheted hats, so perhaps she was part of the inspiration? At any rate, it’s lovely – and the colour of the hat looks great against your hair.

  2. I was also wondering about the Peaches. Looks like grapes to me!

    It is really cute. I’m totally in the crocheted hat mood right now, as crocheting goes so much faster than knitting.

    I don’t like DPN’s or really small circs either… I use long circs and the magic loop method and love it. In fact, I use the magic loop method on just about everything, including knitting two socks or mittens on one long circ. FUN FUN!!!

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