Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Chapeau finished...

First of all, welcome to my two new followers, Justine and sandytanyllyn. Also, sorry to see one go!

On one of my previous posts, I showed a hat I was knitting, well it is now finished.

Pulling it down well and turning over the brim, it rather resembles the cup of an acorn (unless I have done something wrong.
From the front, it is nice and snug -  excuse the 'removal' of me, makes me look like one of those faceless hat mannequins!
Then I pulled it back up so there was loose stuff at the top and folded it down.
Neither of us liked that so back to the acorn I went.

In my stash bag, I had some posh wool that the brim should have been knitted in but I dropped a couple of stitches and couldn't find them, so knitted this, my very first hat, in plain wool. I should have cast on using 3.25mm needles but I misread that as 3.75mm. Then I found I was using one 4mm and one 3.75 needle for the first two or three rows so had to change that as well.

Anyway, lovely colour but I felt it needed something, so opted for a tassle.
All in all, for my first hat, I felt pleased with it and would use this pattern again. Thanks Elaine!

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    1. Thank you. The wools are left over from a potential art project that I didn't start. I was going to do a woven floor lamp of the universe and this colour would have been used on 1 or more of the gas planets!

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  2. Well done, more interesting than just a plain beany. Either a hat mannequin or someone wanted by the police!!

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    1. Best be on my best behaviour then. It is difficult having short hair as it all fits inside the hat.

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  3. As I scrolled down I thought you had ' revealed' yourself, my friend! Love the hat, and the tassel is the perfect addition. x

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    1. Nah! Thank you, I have just started knitting my slippers for this winter!

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  4. Love the colour and the tassel finishes it off, the sags of the needles sounds familiar, perhaps that is why I hardly ever knit now.

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    1. I've decided to pair my needles up with elastic bands, hopefully that should prevent any further hiccup's!

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  5. Lovely hat in a lovely shade of blue, just right to keep you warm in the cold winter days. I'm making premmie baby hats and they are considerably smaller..think tennis ball size, so tiny!

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    1. Might be more my size of knitting to tackle. My thumb goes dead after about 4 rows so I have to keep putting it down.

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  6. Love it!

    Lisa over at Happy on Dole Valley is hosting a giveaway for a knitting pattern if you are interested.

    http://mamasmission2.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-knitting-pattern-giveaway.html?showComment=1379433153523#c5453346022078085610

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    1. Thanks Shara, I have had a look but am not yet ready to tackle anything with cable just yet. Lovely set though.

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  7. Beautiful knit :) I love your hat, and the tassel looks great!

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    1. Thank you. Had to go on line to fathom how to do the tassel - good old internet!

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  8. The hat is lovely, especially the tassle. I did look at Elaine's original which, of course, was lovley - don't you hate it when someone else's looks so good!! I guess she has better eyes than us - I keep dropping stitches when knitting recently! What will you do with the 'fancy' yarn?

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    1. I've had the fancy yarn for 3 or more years so shall just keep it until something 'winks' at me to be knitted!

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  9. Its great and I reckon you will probably need it soon. The weather has come as a shock to us after almost two weeks away in lovely warm sunshine!

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    1. I have an old hat I wear when walking but wanted something nicer for general wear. Might knit another one.

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  10. Like you I have short hair and these kind of hats don't do anything for me. On the other hand would keep the cold out on a wintry day. Like the colour and the tassel.
    Patricia x

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    1. I agree about the looks part but in honesty, I don't much care what I look like as long as I am warm. Although a bit of cheek colour and lippy never goes amiss to help!

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