Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FOs: Winter stuff

A scarf and a series of hats. I don't know what hit me this December, but I just couldn't stop knitting hats. I guess it's enough for this winter, although I'm still trying to figure out what hat I could knit for my sister. After that I'll focus on spring knits, I hope.

#1. Stripy scarf. Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood. I knit this on 5mms, using Lana Grossa Royal Tweed. I had some Royal Tweed in yellow left from my textured tunic and I thought it would be great for a scarf. The other three colours are all shades of brown. I bought a skein in each colour (except for the yellow) and used nearly all of it. The recipient seems to be happy, but I haven't seen him wear it ever since, so I guess this hasn't been such a good colour combination after all.

#2. Xmas hat. Pattern: Robin's Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Iufer. This was knit also on 5mms, using Lana Grossa Bingo (just a bit over 1 skein). This is a very straightforward pattern and really easy to knit. I've seen at least 3 other versions of it on Ravelry by now, but there's no major difference between them. This one was easy to follow and the result is great.

#3. 20's belle. Pattern: Side slipped cloche by Laura Irwin. I still had ca. 1,8 skeins of Cascade Heathers from Cobblestone left and I really like this colour - so I made myself a hat.

#4. Purple braid. Pattern: Sideways Grande Cloche by Laura Irwin who is really a genius. I like her different approach to design. This girl thinks out of the box.

#5. My Unoriginal. Pattern: An Unoriginal Hat by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I was totally inspired by annypurls version. That model is beyond cute. My version is a hat for this skiing/snowboarding season. I used Cascade Magnum and did a repeat less of the pattern. You're interested how the snowboarding went? I was totally a butt-dragger the first 2 days, then I hurt my wrists, was sitting on a mountain in the Swiss Alps and was crying out of fear I wouldn't be able to knit anymore.

#6. Red buttons argyle. Pattern: Argyle lace hat by Laura Irwin again. This girl rocks and I will for sure try out her other designs out of Boutique knits. My version turned out to be way slouchier than it is supposed to be (couldn’t quite get the gauge with this yarn, but hey, I wanted to use this one). No modifications done, I think I would do several lace repeats next to each other were I to do it again.

#7. Stripes for him. Pattern: "That chocolate gone straight to your ribs" hat by Leonie Connellan. Again, I used the bits and pieces of Cascade 220 that I still had left from Cobblestone and my Back-2-School vest. He wanted a simple hat, now he's got it. ;-)

I'm looking forward to a bigger project now - a sweater maybe?


  1. I love making hats during the winter too. My latest one was a Gretel finally for myself in dark grey. I have actually worn it a lot lately.

    That Boutique Knits hat is gorgeous and you look so adorable in the ski hat! :-)

  2. i love those hats from boutique knits! everyone's been making them. and yes, a sweater next!

  3. I just got Boutique Knits and ALL of the patterns are all to tempting I can't pick one. Your hats look cute!

  4. Wow, I can't believe you went ahead and knit all those hats from Boutique Knits. They look absolutely gorgeous.

  5. It's fun to make hats during December...and yours turned out so nicely.

    I had a similar "surfing" accident where I sprained/injured my right index finger and was more concerned about knitting than anything else. It's still kind of sore a month later - I just knit through the swollen days as best as I can :o)

  6. those hats are adorable! i esp love your ski/snowboard one...and hope your wrists are feeling better now. :)

  7. Well, i think the scarf looks great! I never get tired of seeing versions of that pattern. And all those hats! You've been busy :)

  8. I like that hats! ^^ And your blog is very nice.


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