Monday, January 28, 2013
Mat - Not Hat
I have no idea how Jan Stawasz made this pattern into the cap that you can see in his new book. Nice photo, but I really don't get it. This is very flat - except for this second purple row, in which I increased the ds count to keep it from cupping. Also I am using #8 Finca Perle for the purple and it is a lot thinner than the #10 Cebelia that I bought especially for the hat.
In hindsight, I never needed #10 thread which is very hard on the hands. This pattern could have been tatted in any size for a mat, and I do have pink thread, so I do resent having bought this heavy stuff because the pattern calls for it. Grumble grumble....
Not the colours I would have chosen, but The Boss most definitely knows her own mind. Really. : )