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.