Tête à Fetching

Photo of my Finished Tête à FetchingI finished my Tête à Fetching – woohoo! Here’s the project info:

Pattern: Tête à Fetching by Me (inspired by Cheryl Niamath’s Fetching gloves, from the Summer 06 Knitty).
Yarn: Posh Yarn Sophia 6-ply (100% cashmere) in Mute – approx. 1 skein.
Needles: 16cm 4mm circular; Set of 5 4mm DPNs.
Size: Medium (22″ head)

It looks a smidge larger on Angelique-the-Head than it really is, due to her being slightly scaled down. However, it’s easier to take photos of hats on her than on myself, so there we are. Point is, it fits me perfectly, and I love it!

What’s more, I’ve even written the pattern up and uploaded it just in case anyone else fancies knitting it themselves. I knitted it in DK weight, but like the Fetching gloves, you can use an aran weight to get a thicker, warmer fabric.

PDF download – left click then save:
Tête à Fetching ( downloads)

I’ll link it on Ravelry as well, because I can. And hey, if anybody else does have a go at this, let me know – I’d love to see what other people might do with it. I might be making another one for my Mum for Christmas, this time in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk aran. She wants a pair of Fetching (Fetchings?), you see. I should have enough yarn to make either a matching hat or scarf (post on that coming soon!) to go with them, I just have to ask her which she’d prefer. I don’t think I have enough for both, unfortunately. Luckily, since she asked me for the gloves, I can check back with her about a hat / scarf. This is not her Sekrit Xmas pressie!

Anyway, do let me know what you think of the hat – any problems, issues, vast donations of wealth…. ;-) This is the first pattern I’ve put up, so constructive criticism can only help any future efforts! Encouraging “I like it” comments are also, of course, extremely welcome! Thanks :-)

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6 Responses to Tête à Fetching

  1. Katie J says:

    I have yet to make fetching, but I think I’ll give it a go along with the hat and I’m going to send a link to my first secret pal to your blog because I think she’ll really enjoy it as well.
    Great job and thanks for sharing the pattern!

  2. Claire says:

    Love the hat. I’m so fussy about knitted hats but this is the first one in ages that has appealed to me and I plan to start it ASAP.

  3. justclaire says:

    Perfect! I’m just in the process of knitting up two pairs of Fetching Mitts. One pair for my sister in law, and one pair for my mother in law for Christmas and I want to make them a hat each too, so this is the ideal pattern! I’ll post pics of them on my Ravelry notebook once they’re done. Thanks ever so much for sharing!

  4. fetching says:

    Tête à Fetching

    Bookmarked your post over at Blog Bookmarker.com!

  5. Pauline says:

    I’ve just finished knitting Row 7 of this pattern. Row 8 seems to be missing from the pattern. Could you please post it (on Ravelry) or send it to me directly? Thanks.

    • Lou says:

      Hi – I’ve just emailed you back, but should anyone else be wondering the same thing I’ll repeat it here: where the pattern reads “Rows 9-12: Work in 4×1 rib” should in fact have been “Rows 8-12″, giving five rows of ribbing. I’ll get the pdf download corrected as soon as possible. :-)

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