citadel hat progress

I’ve been working on the Citadel hat and I’m using the yarn from the frogged Angel scarf for the lining.  Originally I’d planned the reddish coral yarn from here to be the lining but I decided I loved it so much I wanted to save it for something you’d see a bit more.  Well, the provisional cast-on has been removed and here’s what I’ve got:

citadel hat color join

I’m using the Navajo 3-Ply Technique to triple the thickness of the yarn, even though the pattern says you only need to hold 2 strands of the lace weight yarn together…  3 is working well!

The silky yarn will be better against hair than the wooly one would be, anyway, so maybe this is best.

There was an issue with the join that I wanted to ask you about: when you do a provisional cast on and start knitting the other way, do you prefer the last row of the old color or the first row of the new color to be twisted?  See what I mean here, my last row of the dark grey is twisted:

citadel hat color join closeup

Well, I’ll update soon hopefully.  I’m really liking this hat (although I don’t know when it will ever be cold enough to use it in South Carolina)!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!


  1. love that hat, and it will be warmer with the interior.
    You made a great choice of colour and I appreciate to discover some new wool on your blog.
    Miss xx


  2. nicolaknits says:

    I haven’t heard of twisting the stitches after a provisional cast on. I’ve never done it. But your hat looks awesome.


  3. You know where to visit in the Winter where you’ll really appreciate that lovely hat though, don’t you? 😉


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