Monday, October 06, 2014

Escargot for her birthday

Last week my granddaughter turned 17.  I made the Escargot cloche hat for her in one of her favorite color combinations.




Escargot  by Veronica Parsons is available for free, check on Ravelry.  It was interesting construction, and at times I feared I was misunderstanding, I didn't quite recognize where I was going.  However if you just follow the instructions, everything works out simply.  My only issue is that even after swatching and adjusting needles size to get correct gauge, the hat came out large.  Checking projects on Ravelry, many others had the same problem.  I managed to shrink it somewhat, even though the yarn was a washable/non feltable type yarn.  If she chooses to tuck that thick braid of hers up and inside, the fit will be better.

1 comment:

Jack Nimble said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful, Gail. That's a pretty hat you made for her. It will keep her nice and warm--something like the sherpa (Heidi) hats!