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Wednesday
Nov222006

Cottage Creations Flap Hat

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Cottage Creations' Flap Hat is a great pattern in the spirit of Elizabeth Zimmermann, lighthearted and thorough with ingenious techniques.  cottage creations.jpgCarol Anderson, the author and owner of Cottage Creations, fills each of her booklets with stories, tips, and illustrations by her daughter Kari.  We love the way she manages to add humor, helpful reminders, extra patterns and inspiration into each booklet.

 

Here's Carol's "Iowa Gothic" portrait with her husband Paul.

 

 

Joelle made her own Flap Hat using two skeins of Jade Sapphire's sumptuous 8-ply cashmere. This pattern can be made for all sizes of heads, from toddler to grown-up, with worsted weight yarn. The flaps are wonderfully warm, with i-cord ties that dangle from each point.  The crown shaping comes together 5 different ways, shown in one of Kari's sketches. Joelle chose the "side to side" decreases.

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Reader Comments (7)

That's a darling hat (and I'll bet it looks great on Joelle). I might have to swing by and pick up that pamphlet as i'm in the midst of the holiday knitting marathon. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
November 22, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterregina
muy lindo, yo hice uno muy parecido este invierno
November 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen
Love the hat, I too shall have to stop by my favorite knitting store to pick up the pattern. Just what I need for the cold Alaskan winter.
November 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKnitbrit
the hat is beautiful! i got the pattern and some lovely yarn but i'm not sure if i should double the yarn (like the pattern says to) or make it to look like the example you made, which is awesome and not doubled. any ideas??

thanks, a.
December 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteranne
Anne,
If your yarn is the same gauge as ours when knit singly (about 4 stitches per inch), then go for it. On the other hand, doubling the yarn creates a sumptuous, thick fabric with a unique stitch. Maybe you should just make two!
December 27, 2006 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Which size did Joelle use for her hat? I got the yarn & pattern. Don't know which size to use or what part of head to measure to find size?
March 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSG
Hi SG, I made the medium size. Measure around from your forehead, just above your ears, and around the widest part of the back of your head. Hats stretch, so if your head measures 22 inches around, a hat that is 20 or 21 inches would fit well. Good luck! -- Joelle
March 13, 2007 | Registered Commenterpurl bee

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