Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Hat and a Spare

A friend of mine is a wonderful seamstress, and makes lovely things that she sells around town.
We arranged a swap for a pair of delightful overalls, and my side of the bargain was a hat for her daughter.
She wanted it to be slouchy, and grey.
I made up this hat, with help from other hats around Ravelry.

It's knitted as a rectangle first, then sewn into a circle, and lastly I picked up the cuff along one edge.
It came out so nice, I decided to reknit a failed hat for a friend in the same style. I used the lace chart from Gothic Lace Cowl from Tin Can Knits.

It's a super easy pattern to remember, and I am enjoying the repetition of it.
What's on your needles?

Joining Nicole for KCCO
Joining Ginny for Yarn Along.

7 comments:

  1. Your wonderfully simple strategy has produced two very lovely hats. Very nice!

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  2. They both look wonderful - very clever.

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  3. That's actually quite a smart way to knit a hat. You can measure as you go rather than knit half and realize it's going to be too big (or too small). great idea. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great hat would never have though of making it like that.

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  5. Well that sounds like a good trade! The hat came out real nice. And I like the cowl pattern you are working on.

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  6. Looks great! Slouchy hats are totally "in" right now! :-)

    I'd love if you'd link up to my weekly Yarn Fanatic Party! http://philwife.blogspot.com/2015/02/yarn-fanatic-party-23.html

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  7. Cute!! What a great idea to exchange like that!

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