Ribbed Halfdome done!

I had a bunch of time on Saturday while being the “designated driver” for our house at the Lace Guild meeting, and finished up my Halfdome variant. This is the basic Halfdome hat from Knitty, done in-the-round based on Puddock’s instructions. I made it after finishing the Halfdome for a friend of mine at work. I didn’t care for the rolled brim, so I put two inches of ribbing on my version. I’m not 100% happy with it, but it will make a good cool-weather hat, I think, for the late fall or early spring when a really warm watch cap isn’t really needed. I may rip out a couple of rows and fix the pointy bit right at the top, if I get the energy.

Ribbed Halfdome hat
Ribbed Halfdome hat.

Ribbed Halfdome hat, top view

Ribbed Halfdome hat from the top.

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride an old Honda Shadow. Someday I want to go skydiving, and I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.

6 thoughts on “Ribbed Halfdome done!”

  1. Turtlegirl, thanks for the comment. After I finished that hat yesterday I started on my first pair of socks. I’m about 90% sure I’m doing something wrong, since the damned fabric is so tight I think that it could be used as low-grade chainmail…

  2. Nice hat! As to the socks…maybe your needles are too small for the yarn? I had that problem once and you could bounce bullets off the resulting fabric.

  3. Jet, I think you are right. It is probably close to a bulky weight and I’m knitting on US2s. I was trying to get gauge with the yarn I had, but I think it is time to call it a failed experiment and go for the smaller yarn.

  4. I think the ribs look nice! As for the pointy top, it goes away after a few wearings, once all the fibers start to relax. Nice job!

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