Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just a quickie...

I finished my Amanda Hat
(with many thanks to my lovely hat model Emily...)

I like it... but it won't stay on my head. Maybe I made it too big? Or used too loose a cast on? (I was worried about it stretching enough and used the knitted cast on rather than my standard long tail.)
I love the way the yarn I used looks. It's Needful Yarn's Joy in, uhm, some purpley green colorway.

The hat is rife with mistakes. But the textural stitches and the modulating colors hide it. Plus I put the worst area, where I knit a quarter of the row instead of purling, to the back.
Now *that's* a mistake you can see.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow that's so cute! Looks like a good leftover hat.

Mom said...

The hat's lovely. Love the colors in it. Mom

Marguerite said...

This is the first time I've ever been to your blog, so I stayed awhile and got to know you a little bit.

Love the hats. Looks like you're having so much fun knitting them up in the different yarns and colors.

I see we have a similar alpaca love. That's also the first shelf I would raid on a yarn shop giveaway.

SleepyEyes said...

Beautiful model...great hat..and what a wonderful colorway you used! Make sure to email it to me so I can add you to the Amanda Hat Gallery. Thanks so much for knitting up a hat!

Lora said...

Kathleen, that's a great hat! I love the colors.