Friday, March 28, 2008

Koolhaas that Rocks!

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Koolhaas That Rocks

Koolhaas that Rocks!!

Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood (ravelry project link)

Yarn: Socks that Rock mediumweight (1 skein!!), colorway Jasper that I bought at Purlescence Yarns after Stitches West, knit doubled throughout

Needles: size US 6 and US 8

First, Snowboarder wants me to thank everyone for all the nice comments! I think you all made him blush. He insists its the knitting. Although when I showed him my Koolhaas that Rocks tonight, the first thing he said, well after how cute it was, was, "My hat got 24 comments!" Too funny. Tonight was the first time he got in on the photo shoot from the photographer side. He's a much easier model (e.g., "Fix your hair. Wait no look over here. Etc.").

Second, I love this hat for many reasons. Probably most because its made with STR and whenever I knit something other than socks with it, it makes me happy. It helps explain the stash a bit more :) The STR mediumweight doubled knits up nice and thick and I made the men's size (thinking that Snowboarder's hat in Dream in Color Classy just barely fit me). Of course, I probably would have been fine with the smaller size. This hat is a wee bit big, but who cares! I love it!! And the color. Wow!

Okay, now Rowan, Snowboarder and I all have new hats. I think Little Guy may need one for his birthday next week. But I am going to try to focus on some bigger projects in the next few weeks (like my Blanket that Rocks!).

Happy Weekend!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

38 comments:

babblingbrook said...

Gorgeous! :) I really need to make one of those.

And those pictures are cute :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh you want a comment war? hehehehe We'll see what I can do about that.

The hat is fantastic! Held doubled and it still only took one skein? I <3 STR. Wonderful color on you too.

Vaedri said...

Cute! That's a lovely colour!

Jeremy said...

Really cute hat. Socks that Rock, hmmm I have some in my stash. I may see a hat in my knitting future.

Love the color too!

Tawana said...

love the hat. STR huh? I might have to try that for my hat next winter.

Macoco said...

The hat looks absolutely beautiful on you! I love that color. Yum!

Trillian42 said...

Gorgeous! What a great color!

Brena said...

Ooooohhhh your Koolhaas definitly rocks. I love the colorway.

I've seen some boys Little Guy's age in modified Koolhaas's and they look great!

Jeanne said...

Turtlegirl sent me over - Great Hat!

Gives me a great ides with what to do with my STR medium weight Valkyrie.

It really is a great hat, nice colors, and better a bit large, than so small that it squishes your brains :-)

Kim-n-Cocoa said...

Ohhh love the hat. The color is great! Would it be good for a chemo cap?

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

See, but Snowboarder wanted to make sure you looked rockin' in your Rockin' Koolhaas. Too funny about him keeping track of the number of comments.

Love Jasper & love how it looks on you.

Wendy said...

I loved the pattern when I first saw it but now I absolutely love it! gorgous colorway!

planetKnit said...

Love. It. Love anything STR. What a great idea to use it doubled. Did it just take one skein? I could go for some STR stashbusting myself. LOL.
I did a Koolhaas in Cascade 220 Superwash and gave it to dd before we managed a photo shoot. (It was below zero in Michigan and the poor girl needed her hat!)
And thanks to Turtlegirl76 for introducing me to your blog! :)

Nessa said...

I clicked on the link for Jasper because I felt like I had never seen that color and knowing STR like I do I felt a bit left out, LOL but wow!! I never would have guessed that Jasper knitted up like that!! What a gorgeous hat!

Bezzie said...

Dude, as someone who lives in a Cool House, I approve of this hat.

weezalana said...

It's beautiful! And in STR? That's like a little piece of heaven on the head. *sigh*

cpurl17 said...

Very kool hat! Those photographs of you are fabulous! I think Snowboarder has some competition for hot hat model.

cpurl17 said...

Very kool hat! Those photographs of you are fabulous! I think Snowboarder has some competition for hot hat model.

Jadielady said...

Oooh that's so pretty! I love purple :)

sgeddes said...

It came out great! I love how many ways you use the STR! And now your up to 20 comments!

Beverly said...

It looks great on you. I can't tell that it's a little big. The color is fabulous.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! It looks nice with your pretty blue eyes. I never thought about using STR for this hat. I hope you posted it to Ravelry so I can 'favorite' it!

hearthead said...

Pretty! You and the hat! I love it!

Nell said...

The color is perfect for you! You're a Koolhaas master.

Disco said...

It looks absolutely beautiful. lovely hat, lovely colour, lovely you.

Hope you guys have a rockin' weekend :-)

Did that just take you to more comments than snowboarder ? ;-)

Janet Richards said...

Love your hat - and I love that it was made with STR! The color is great!

Zonda said...

Hehe! Love reading the comments! Well girl, awesome use of STR, and in fact, I may knit mine with some. It looks fabulous on you! :)

Samantha said...

What a fabulous hat! And a terific model, too!

Jolynn said...

The colors in the yarn look great with the stitch pattern. Love it!!

Jo said...

Something tells me you like this hat pattern (not to mention the colour!) It looks fabulous on you.

Batty said...

Wow, I love everything about that hat! The bright colors, the stitch definition, the slight sheen, the fit... it's gorgeous.

cockeyed said...

It is a work a art! Love the color, of course!!!!

guiltypleasures said...

WOW! Everything seems to be "rockin". That's one of my favorite STR colorways and I think the hat makes the colors look fantastic.

Spinning Ninny said...

what a great use for that lovely yarn!

Marie said...

This hat looks great on you! I love the stitch detail.
Still, snowboarder's hat looks better on him. (Sorry, I couldn't resist).

Neuroknitter said...

I love your STR Koolhaas hat!!!

Snowboarder did a fabulous job as photographer! He's a keeper!

tiennie said...

Your Koolhaus does rock!

tapmouse said...

Other projects like...your homework?! ;) Awesome hat-and great photo shoot!

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