August FO: Purple Ribbed Hat

I had a knitting fail last month. This lovely Habu 100% linen yarn was to become a loosely knit flowing sort of scarf. I diligently knit and purled alternating rows. Simple, repetitious, relaxing. And then I dropped a stitch.

It unravelled two rows down. I carefully un-knit and un-purled a couple of rows. But the stitch kept dropping further. As I kept undoing rows, more stitches dropped, and dropped. It simply wasn’t meant to be. I ripped it all out, wound it back into a little ball, and put it away.

Habu Linen Stockinette Stitch

I still had a couple of balls of the purple gradient yarn leftover from the hand warmers. I wanted a ribbed, stay on my head kind of hat, so I knit one up. Very simple pattern – KKKPPP Repeat.

KKKPPP Ribbed Hat

Now I have a nice set and continued using up the stash.

Zitrón Purple Hat & Hand Warmers

The next project is a big one, a blanket for the other son. No more purple for a while.

15 thoughts on “August FO: Purple Ribbed Hat

  1. It’s so frustrating when a project doesn’t work out, but I’m glad you were able to turn it around. The hat and fingerless gloves are lovely!

  2. Thanks for visiting my weaving blog. I was going to offer advice on your dropped stitch problem but I see others have beaten me to it. The important thing is to catch the stitch as quickly as possible!

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