HATS!! How fun are hats?? Especially ones that get done in the time it takes me to watch a movie?
Over the weekend I had the big size 15 circs out and humming. I finished off the Marian cowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marian-2) and then had a little bit more of the delicious Como yarn by Debbie Bliss left over and so I went with the Shroom hat (my friend Dinah has made this hat and it just has stuck in my head for trying it…Dinah, the enabler!):
(I’ve got the pic on my facebook page).
Just a bit of info on my adjustments for these two projects: I used a different size needle for both patterns as I couldn’t find the ones recommended in the patterns. Yeah. That happened. But I just rolled with it. Like a donut in some fine sprinkles. I made the hat for one of my kids who has a lot of hair. Her hair fits nicely in the big shroom part. I couldn’t get a picture of her though. Kids are like that sometimes. She ran for the hills. So sorry, all you get is me; my hair is smaller so I rolled up the brim a little. You can wear it two ways, like a slouch hat or like a watch cap. The cowl is so toasty! I will keep that for me. Or maybe I will give it away. I don’t know really:
Buffy is always agreeable to most things and I don’t have to chase her or offer her much except popcorn for a photo:
I can’t get over how much I loved working with this big yarn! This is my favorite thing…today.
The Shroom hat has a fun four-row pattern called Puff Rib that is really cool. Shake things up a bit and try it. A neat note that was in the pattern was that this pattern was adapted from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. If you’ve never browsed through one of Barbara Walker’s books, you’ve got to get yourself to where you can see one. There are many. I have now collected them all. You will learn so much and become your own designer in no time! Really. Good stuff in there.
I stumbled across a cool hat on Instagram the other day from this website:
Be sure to checkout the Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat. What a great pony tail hat!
Now on to the next project! Or two or three!
Still big yarnily yours:
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