Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Fondant hat

I have never made a hat I liked - until now!


Yarn - Felicia's handspun yarn
Pattern - My own, 72 stitches using size 7 needles

I can't tell you how much I loved knitting this hat. Knitting with this yarn was an absolute joy. It's so soft and I loved seeing the yarn's colors change while I knit. I also had no idea that the yarn would stripe up as it did. I am so impressed with Felicia's color sense and her spinning/dyeing skills.

I only used up one of my skeins of this yarn (the larger one) so I might make wristers out of the other skein. Has this encouraged me to dye and spin my own yarn? No way! I'm content to let the experts do their thing and I can just enjoy knitting their yarn. Althought I do recall there was a time that I said I would never knit socks... hmmm...

14 comments:

eastern white said...

wow, the hat is absolutely gorgeous! beautiful pattern, too. felicia is amazing. now i really want to start knitting the yarn i got from her.

my husband loves socks too. that's why i have yet to make one for myself.

Diana said...

Cute hat! The colors and striping are great. How did you attach the earflaps?

Angela said...

hee hee.. never say never! The hat looks great! Perfect to take to big bear! =)

Purly Whites said...

That is such a great hat! And such great yarn.

yumi said...

what a great hat. you did an excellent job. chris will be very jealous.

caitlyn said...

What a wonderful hat!!! It looks so cute!

winnie said...

cute hat. great colors. aren't hats quick and satisfying?

goodkarma said...

Aw, that's such a cute, happy hat! I knew I loved Felicia's color sense, but now I know that her fibers are going to create fabulous knits. You did a great job! I like the ear flaps and ties. So fun.

Jess said...

Lovely, a cheerful sight on winter mornings!

Roxanne said...

Cute hat! Nice job!

Brooklyn Handspun said...

What a great hat, I love the ear flaps!

KnittenKnots said...

Love that hat! Great colors...

jacqueline said...

that hat is too cute...and the colours are so rich that it makes me want to reach out and touch them through my screen. (hmm - does that qualify me as an obsessed knitter?)

robtk said...

wait a minute, pattern - My Own, as in you designed it. Awesome!!! I love it, great hat. I want a new hat for this winter season at work... color crazy as you like.