My qiviut hat is complete! I’m still working on writing up the pattern, but the prototype is finished and photographed:
Here’s a close-up of the lace pattern:
And one of the top of the hat:
(Many thanks to my friend H. for being my model/photographer buddy!)
So I thought I would use up a whole 1 oz. skein (~230 yards) to make this hat – but in fact, the whole thing took just over half the skein. I could have kept knitting the ribbing until I used up the yarn, as I had intended to do, but that would have yielded a pretty silly-looking (and not very practical!) hat. So now I have enough qiviut left over to knit another hat, albeit one that’s slightly smaller or uses a more open lace pattern.
I decided to call this pattern the “Skarland hat” because of where we ended up taking pictures of it – on the Skarland ski trail on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, right next to the Large Animal Research Station, which is where I’m working this summer and where I bought the qiviut that became this hat. Seemed like an appropriate name!
I’m still in the process of writing this pattern up, but I intend for it to be a free pattern available here, on ravelry, and hopefully at the Station, too.