Show your pirattitude today!

p9173470pirates.jpgToday be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

In honor of the occasion, here’s the famous We Call Them Pirates hat. I’ve been wanting to knit this for a while and finally tackled it this summer—my very first Fair Isle project ever.

For the body of the hat, I used some Dutch worsted yarn that I bought on my last trip to the Netherlands. For the lining, I used some worsted cotton I had on hand.

p9173468piratesinside.jpgI really enjoyed knitting this hat and plan to try this pattern again. I’d make a few changes next time, though. First, I definitely need to make the hat a little larger—it’s a bit too snug on an average-sized head. Second, I think I’ll follow Elizabeth Zimmerman’s instructions for knitting a lining (no need to use a smaller needle, just decrease your stitches 20% on the first row) rather than the ones given.

Don’t forget to find out your pirate name!

Me? I’m Dirty Mary Flint: “You’re the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean — not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!”

“Arrrrrrr!” indeed!

4 Responses to “Show your pirattitude today!”

  1. Chrison 19 Sep 2008 at 12:25 am

    LOL! The hat turned out great!

  2. Deborahon 19 Sep 2008 at 9:30 am

    That hat is awesome. You did a great job with it being your first Fair Isle. So I went and checked out my pirate name. It is Red Morgan Rackham – “Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!”. What a hoot – but true about the passionate part.

  3. ariannaon 19 Sep 2008 at 12:15 pm

    LOVE the hat!! i’m so impressed.

  4. ariannaon 19 Sep 2008 at 1:36 pm

    You may have already seen this, but I figured it’s a good thing to add to your pirate post: