Friday, November 28, 2008

hat party redux

Hats a-plenty round these parts lately (and brrrrrr do I need 'em!)

pattern: Floppy Toque by Cathy Caron (Vogue Knitting Holiday 2008) size xs
yarn: Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit (less than 1 skein held double)
needles: 4.5mm

This yarn: fabulous. But fuzzy --yeah, duh I know, it's angora. Mercifully it's a quick knit, so the fuzz-up-the-nose factor is limited. The xs size was pictured on the model, and it looked super floppy so that's what I went with (I have a small head...) In the end a floppier hat would have been even better for me I think (a medium maybe?). The yardage required for even the XS was TEN balls of angora (they usually come in what ten gram balls?--5 or 6 or 10 bucks a pop?) so financially the Peter Rabbit is a great deal for something like this at $20 a skein. I've had this ball in my stash for a really long time not knowing what to do with it. I had the same yarn in another colour as well, and one skein yielded me this scarf (hard to believe one year ago I was a much less experienced knitter...) but that's just to show how much you can get out of one skein (and how quickly you can grow as a knitter in a short amount of time).

I've long wanted to do a Cathy Caron pattern, so in some ways this wee hat is a bit of a cop-out in that regard cuz she's got some great sweater patterns --these have been in my queue for ages...not sure when I'll ever get around to them:

(who IS this gorgeous model she uses for all her shots?)

Well, after this hat, maybe it's time I actually buckled down and did one.

Also in the hat department:

A loong time ago miss Amy of Whistlepea knits was sweet enough to gift me her hat pattern and some yarn. I just can't believe it's taken me this long to get around to knitting it!

did I just wake up?--are those pajamas?!

pattern: Interwoven cable hat by Amy O'Dell (buy one here)
yarn: Elann peruvian highland wool in bisque (1 ball)
needles: 5mm

Further proof that I am a loose knitter--I didn't check my gauge *and* ran out of yarn. I didn't have any more cause she had gifted it to me originally, BUT I had some Patons in a similar colour. I finished off the crown with it and ta weird is it that it is an exact freakin' match? Well, I mean it must not be, it's not even the same yarn yet alone dye lot, but the match is seamless. Crazy, huh? Patons to the rescue once again.

Thanks again Amy for the fun knit!
Ok I think that's probably more than enough photos of yours truly for one day...


jessica said...

cute hats!

Anonymous said...

No problem at all! I'm just glad it looks so darned cute on you!

littlebirdbigcity said...

I love that green! Looks soft.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Cuuuuute. As if that's a shock.

Julia said...

Um, so what's the next step with all of this same-taste business? Should we have some kind of knit-style marriage?

Love the Peter Rabbit hat (those Fleece Artist ladies could really charge more for their fabulous yarn!). As for the model - I think it's the designer's daughter?

Anonymous said...

Your hats are very pretty....

The middle pattern in your post (drawstring drop cowl pullover) What magazine is that from? thanks

dg said...

Your hats are very pretty....The middle pattern (drawstring pullover cowl) what knitting magazine is that from? thanks

Reckless Glue said...

looks like it's from knit simple winter 2007/08...