Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lime Green Hat

This first winter in New England was pretty darn rough! Lots and lots of snow, temperatures in the teens, my first pair of rubbery winter boots, and finally, a really good reason to knit. Hats became my favorite winter project because they are so fast and satisfying. I found a really cute pattern on Ravelry for hats with button bands. I wanted a brim that folded up so it would look more like a fabulous French cloche and less of a beanie. So of course I felt the need to completely make up my own pattern and modify it and do my own thing!

I found some awesome colors of Sheep Shop Number 2 on sale at my local yarn shop. I snapped it all up and this newest hat is by far my favorite object of the season. The brim is knit in seed stitch in a flat piece, then you join to knit in the round for the rest of the hat. Once it was all knitted up, I folded the brim up and tacked the extra flap down with a huge wooden button.

While I was doing my self-portrait photo session I realized that my new coffee mug looks adorable with my hat! The mug is from Orla Kiely's new line of home goods from Target. I hear they're selling out fast so I'm glad I snapped one up while I had the chance. It's a huge mug, practically big enough for soup. But I use it to sip coffee and then tea all day long at work. This is how I manage to stay up so late and wake up so early. Yay for caffeine!


Anonymous said...

It was great to meet you at the Guild meeting last night. I really enjoyed seeing your creations and sharing thoughts about what makes the "best' knitting tote. Best of luck with your bags. I posted a little note on my blog to spread the word.

John said...

Nice. I saw this on Ravelry and immediately thought of one of my older daughters. It looks like something would enjoy. Maybe I can knit her one for her next cold OH winter. When you get around to writing down the pattern let me know.



John - I will definitely let you know when the pattern is finished! Hopefully that will be very soon. And it's a very easy knit, a little weekend project. See you at the next guild meeting!