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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Looking after number one.....





I absolutely love this time of year.  The thought of summer keeps me going through the cold, wet, dark months.  But this week I remembered those months and my mind turned to hats.  I don't suit hats but there are maybe a few days each winter when I would really benefit from wearing one.  When the cold is so perishing that everyone brings out their woolly hats I feel tempted to join the club.

I found a hat pattern on Ravelry and liked it enough to buy it.  That is really rare for me.  The pattern is called Awesome Hat.  It is simple yet clever.  The brim turns up neatly and the crown decreases fit well and look tidy.  My blue and pink hat is just as the pattern was written.  The black sparkly hat is slightly amended as I did stocking stitch instead of rib for the main part.  Both yarns came as bargain buys, the black from a charity shop and the blue from Ebay.

I knitted the biggest size.  I have shortish hair and like to push it all into a hat.  I also like to pull a hat down to keep my ears warm.  These hats will match my winter jackets and I might actually wear them!!

That's me sorted for the winter.  Now I can get back to enjoying the summer and making my charity knits.

10 comments:

  1. I'm like you Una I hate wearing hats too, but last winter I did wear a crochet hat that I made, I can't say it looked nice but it did the job. I like this one it's so neat and it fits you perfectly, it's awful to think the cold weather is just around the corner. :)

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  2. They look brilliant and I am glad you will not need to wear them for a bit

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  3. That was a great plan to be thinking ahead to winter and making something to keep you warm. On the first really cold day you will be glad you did!

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  4. It's really nice! I need to get in the habit of wearing a hat in the winter. I like mine big too, to cover my ears. :)

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  5. Hi Una,
    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on the blog.
    I know exactly what you mean and at the moment I am really annoyed because out of the 9 Hospices we made Daffodil Blankets for, my local one has not even acknowledged me. Even after mailing them again. All the others have sent thank you's and photos which will be put on the blog soon
    I always reply to everyone whatever it is squares, blankets or ribbon etc., Everyone goes to so much trouble for our work. Thanks Una x

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  6. That has a really neat crown. Loved having a poke around today. Those little dresses are lovely. Jo x

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  7. Una
    Well done! I'm so excited for you. Please let us know when you are featured. I'll go out and buy a copy. Please feel free to link us that's great also.,

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  8. Una
    Well done! I'm so excited for you. Please let us know when you are featured. I'll go out and buy a copy. Please feel free to link us that's great also.,

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  9. Not sure whether my message went through earlier. On my iphone replying. So pleased to hear about Saga. Well done to you! Of course you can link me that's wonderful.
    Have a great weekend and many thanks Una x

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