Oops Hat

Every now and then you make an oops with picking a size. I find it especially difficult when picking a hat size. I find the sizing sort of a personal preference and I often find that hats stretch out more than you think. That being said I chose the smaller size for the “Topiary Hat” I told you about in my last post. It was looking beautiful and half way done when I was able to semi-try it on and realize that it was going to be uncomfortably tight and not slouchy looking enough…

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The lace pattern does look gorgeous though eh! Too bad the hat now looks like this…

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Lol! Poor hat. Oh well, at least I really know all of the symbols for the lace chart now and I’ll be able to whip the larger size out in no time. Stay tuned for take two…

Bye Bye March Break

I refuse to get the Sunday blues today because not everyone can say that they just had a week off work. That being said where does the time go! I need more days to get John’s sweater done. If you think I even got the front finished you’d be very wrong. If you guessed I started another project then you know me well.

I love the book “Weekend Hats” and have always wanted to make something from it…

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It was hard to pick the first one to do but after going through my yarn stash which has only recently been unpacked from the UK (we haven’t moved yet because the bathroom is still being renovated but I can go over to the house we are renting and get some of my things) I was able to narrow it down to this one…the “Topiary Beanie”…

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It’s got a lovely lace pattern in the front and slouchy at the back.

I discovered 3 balls of Lousia Harding yarn at the bottom of the bucket…

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The gauge appeared to be perfect and the colour would show off the lace pattern nicely so I went with it.

The tubular cast-on instructions in this book were not as good as the one I just did for the Jared Flood leaflet for the “Altair” hat but it worked out in the end and I was off and running…

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I’ve finished 2 of the 3 lace pattern repeats. It’s been a fun one, hard to do a knit 4 together with fluffy yarn but I’m managing!