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My first colorwork, the Alaska hat!

Happy New Year! For the first blog post of the year, I thought it would be nice to share with you my first colorwork project! Last year, I made the Alaska hat by Camille Descoteaux, it was a very long process but I am very happy with the final result.

It’s been a while since I wanted to knit some colorwork and so, over the summer, I decided to knit the Alaska sweater. My gauge was a lot smaller, so I had to size up which caused a lot of problems. The problem was that I was not going to have enough yarn and that the amount of rows and stitches were not equivalent to the pattern, so I would have a very small armhole opening. I decided to leave it alone for a bit and then came back with another idea, instead of doing the sweater, I could make the hat version and the gauge was perfect this time. So I started knitting the hat.

The colorwork was very tricky at the beginning and it took me forever!!! My experience with knitting colorwork was not the best, I did not like the fact that I had to knit with the instructions just beside me. I prefer to do some mindless knitting, so it took me a while to finish it. But overall, I am super proud of the hat. The pattern is one size and it is well explained.

I did not do any adjustment but I could have made it a little longer (like 1cm) because it doesn’t completely cover my ears.

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Here are the pictures:

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