yesterday i submitted my two hat designs to the author of the stitch-n-bitch book who is planning on a sequel. the call for submissions was forwarded to me by julia so i assumed that she was encouraging me to go for it. i had wanted to submit them to knitty.com but never got around to writing down the patterns. i still haven't done it but since the email called for images, i went for it.
it so happens that i am about to finish up another one of the seamless beanies. this is one of the two designs i sent for consideration. this is what it looks like when the knitting is done:
unfinished "seamless" beanie
folded into hat form
close up of live stitches to be weaved
tonight i'll be weaving the beginning and end edges together. this is the most difficult part of the making. there's a rhythm to weaving so it gets repetitive and easy. unfortunately, the first stitch is a barn burner because, in order to make it appear seamless, i have to immitate the knitted edge perfectly.
hopefully i'll be able to document the next steps clearly enough for pattern writing, if any one even cares.
the other pattern would be for the rectangular cat hat. that one also requires weaving but it's a lot easier in stockinette. i embroidered the cat face by pure imagination. i've never owned a cat. so, if i could create a recognizable cat face, anyone can.