Monday, July 2, 2012

The Antonio Hat- July competition

 ( the 2 winners from June 2012 oddments yarn give away are:  Innersparkle and Nicole )

             Sombrero de Lana                                           

Staying again this month with the muskox and Anthonio banderas theme as we spun up some of the yarn from 13th Warrior Hides. Because the qiviut fibre is quite old/heirloom quality we have decided to use all of it in a blended type yarn.
We made a lovely NEW blend of 50% qiviut - 50% Cashmere.....sinfully soft and spun into a 3ply that's to die for.....it really is that SOFT !

                                          This is the Natural colored yarn
Despite the picture this yarn is quite light in color, a sort of oatmeal shade. The cashmere we added is very, very white and because of this the cashmere picks up the color in the dye pot long before the darker qiviut so you end up with slightly heathery colored yarns.....quite beautiful. To see colors go here: www.cottagecraftangora.com/decadent-yarn-new/4566148546

The Giveaway/competition:
To win the yarn to knit both his and her hats tell us 'the birth place of Antonio banderas' including Town and region, including the color yarn you would like to be sent (if you are the winner) from the colors listed on the web page using the link above ! Also includes the pandors stle bead and broach finding.

 One winner drawn at random from correct answers.

 Open to knitters world wide.

From : 2nd July 2012 TO 31st July 2012


The Antonio Hat pattern.

knit in the round, a simple plain rib stitch brim that is turned up and measures 3.5'' inches long so that when it is turned back it covers the whole depth of the ears properly.....ideal for cold Arctic weather Conditions.

The 2nd hat is a lacey design for a woman or knit another Antonio hat and add a bow detail. Both patterns included here. Will post more pattern details as the days progress !


You will need: 3 skeins of Decadent yarn 3ply DK weight, 30 gram skeins
(3 skeins knits both hats)
#4 US - 3.5mm circular needle
#6 US - 4.mm circular needle-40cm max,
#4 US - 3.5mm straights,
same size as above D.P.N's,
Stitch marker,
wool needle,
Pandors style bead,
Broach finding.

Tension: 24st = 4'' - 32 rows = 4'' on 3.5mm - US #4

cast on 102sts, join to work in the rnd, pm.
rnd 1: k1, p2 to marker
Rep the rnd above for 25 rnds for the turn up brim.

This is how much i have so far!
                                                     

      This picture above looks more like the true color.
Next: Knit 1 rnd. Then change to larger needles and then rep the k1, p2 rnds another 8 times, then knit 34 rnds in knit stitch. After this you will begin the Dec shaping as shown below.

I'm knitting this for my husband who has a large head so its best if you measure and try the hat on the intended recipient - you may need to knit less rows !
 Another thing with this yarn is that it has Little to No Memory, the correct fitting hat should be quite snug as it will stretch !



Dec Shaping:
Rnd 1:*K15, k2tog, rep from * to end
Rnd 2: and all alternate rnds, k without shaping.
Rnd 3: *K14, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: *K13, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: *K12, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 9: *K11, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 11:*K10,k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 13:*k9, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 15:*k8,k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 17: *K7,k2tog,rep from * to end.
Rnd 19:*K6, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 21: *K5, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 23: *K4, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 25: *K3,k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 27: *K2, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Rnd 28: *k2tog to end, break yarn leaving a small tail, pull through remaining sts and fasten off, sew tail inside hat.

Voila....Antonio hat complete !

Lady version....with a bow !
To knit the bow...... on 3.5mm- US4 straights, cast on 14 sts,  k 18 rows garter, bind/cast off, pull
Pandora style bead onto center so it gathers, then stitch the bow shape to broach finding and attach to hat as shown.

Did not get time to knit a lacey hat because at the moment we are spending a lot of time clipping Angora rabbits when not spinning yarns. A lovely lace hat pattern that will knit to the same tension is the Lotus hat on ravelry, found herewww.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotus-hat
I have knit the Lotus hat a few times to give as gifts and it really is a lovely pattern !

Winner will be posted on the 1st August.....check back to see if its you !

                                                     


49 comments:

  1. He was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. And I love the natural yarn. The color is beautiful!

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  2. Antonio Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. I love natural yarn too!

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  3. Málaga, Andalusia, Spain is where Banderas is from. I'd love the Hunter Green!

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  4. I don't know how to make the accents, but he was born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. I would choose navy blue!

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  5. jenericwhite (Ravelry)July 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Antonio Banderas was born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. I would chocse either the natural or the navy blue, but they all look lovely. jenericwhite (Ravelry)

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  6. Antonio was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, in 1960. I do believe either the natural color or Grape Juice would be the best colors to knit this cap. It just feels right, maybe even stripes in these colors would be lovely...!!

    Many Thanks, Lizzi

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  7. Málaga, Andalusia, Spain - it would be fun to visit there to see if all the guys are such cuties! I would love the natural, it is beautiful!

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  8. Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
    Natural, I would like to dye it! With mushrooms!

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  9. Antonio Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain.

    And I am a sucker for Natural Colored Qiviut!

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  10. He was born in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain.
    I like all the earthy colours, but Buttercup would be my pick. Thanks.

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  11. The birth place of Antionio Banderas is Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. What a guy...Zorro. I would love the natural shade (oatmeat shade).

    Talus in Alaska

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  12. The birth place of Antionio Banderas is Málaga, Andalusia, Spain.

    This yarn sounds incredible. It would be a joy to try it out. My color pick would be Mahogany.

    Thank you!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  13. He was born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. And I think the red is gorgeous.

    Drillepind :)

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  14. He was born in Malaga, Andalusia (Spain). I love the beautiful natural colour.

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  15. He was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain a year before I was born. He's much more famous than me, though.
    The natural color is beautiful, but I am intrigued by the buttercup. I think it would be beautiful in lace.

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  16. Antonio Banderas Was born Jose Antonio Dominquez Baneras on 10 Aug 1960 in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain.

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  17. Antonio Banderas: born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

    the color Natural is beautiful.

    Dinah

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  18. Malaga,andalusia,spain:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. This is a fun theme :-) Antonio Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. I really like the natural color!

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  20. Antonio was born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. Love Antonio & love the natural color!

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  21. Antonio (or, as I like to think of him Zorro) was born in Malaga, in Andalucia, Spain. (I don't know how to do the accents; sorry!)

    I would love the Hunter Green color!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  22. Like anyone who said it before: Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.

    I think it would be great in grape juice.

    Ciao, Fleur

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  23. What a great contest!
    Antonio was born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain.
    I think I would like the natural color

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  24. He was born in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain. and I would love the Red!

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  25. Antonio Banderas was born 10th August 1960 in Malaga, Andalucia Spain. I would choose the natural.
    Cecilia

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  26. Malaga, Andalusia, Spain is where Antonio Banderas was born. I love the natural color. If I would win and the natural color is not available, the navy blue is beautiful too. Viève

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  27. Antonio was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

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  28. Malaga, Spain. Natural is beautiful!
    - Liz C.

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  29. Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
    I like "natural"

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  30. Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. I love all the colors, and am partial to the red. ty

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  31. I have to say I love the contest, however I do not use my gmail acct..... I am lotsoknots on Ravelry should I win... TY

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  32. Antonio Banderas was born in Spain in the town of Málaga, Andalusia.
    As I love purple, I would not be able to pass up yarn named Grape Juice should I be fortunate enough to win.
    Thank you for the opportunity to try your yarn.

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  33. I think he was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, and I'd choose natural yarn if I won.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  34. Antonio Banderas was born in Malaga, which is in Andalusia, Spain. If I win, I would love the natural color.

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  35. He is from Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. As a side note, Andalusian horses are as beautiful as he is!
    Love the natural color.
    Ravalry name Minimoe

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  36. He was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, and I like the natural yarn.

    Karin
    (Ravelry KarinC)

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  37. Antonion Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. I have one qiviut piece of clothing (purchased at the Musk Ox Exchange in Anchorage) and can't begin to describe how beautiful and functional it is! I'd love to use it for knitting once myself -- love the natural color!
    Kathie

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  38. Antonio Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. If I win I would like the color Grape Juice.

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  39. Antonio Banderas was born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain...I would love Bordeaux or natural but all your yarns are beautiful!

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  40. I guess you have enough answers for your question- but Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.
    And i would pick buttercup

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  41. As above...Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

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  42. Sorry, and I would pick natural colors.

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  43. Málaga, Andalucía, Spain! I have a sudden urge to watch Zorro right now. :D

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  44. Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.
    What beautiful yarn. I'd take a bit in any color, but red would be my first pick. Thanks!!

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  45. He was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
    i love the natural color.. oh yes, i love it..


    "daisy42" on ravelry (from France)

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  46. Hello
    Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, is the birthplace of Antonio banderas.

    They are all lovely colours, natural or navy would be my pick.
    thanks
    woolnstitch on Ravelry.

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  47. thanks for sharing.

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  48. Hi there, I have a question - it says here you "You will need: 3 skeins of Decadent yarn 3ply DK weight, 30 gram skeins (3 skeins knits both hats)" - does that mean that it would take approximately 1.5 skeins to knit only one hat?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Yes that is correct. The hat took about 42 grams. so 2 balls or two skeins is enough...thanks !

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