Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hats R Fun

Maybe it's just the cold weather, but I have an undeniable urge to knit hats. This is my first of the year. I finished it during an overnight stint with DD17 in the ER while watching an endless loop of Wizard's of Waverly place. I loved the color, loved the concept, but on my head it looked more sloppy than slouchy. The yarn just didn't have enough stretch so it just sort of plopped on my head. Not wanting to frog and not having any other brilliant patterns in mind, I came up with an alternative - a fleece lining for the headband part. It's now stretchy and warm. The pattern is based on a formula from Crazy Aunt Purl.

The photo was taken by DD17 having recovered from the infection that sent us to the ER. We were out chopping down the Christmas tree that is now sitting rolled up tightly on our porch because we haven't had the time to put it up. How sad is that - we cut a tree so it will be fresher and then let it sit. Deep sigh.


Allison said...

LOVE IT! And love the new look and feel of your blog :-)

Lisa L said...

That is too funny! I've been knitting lots and lots of hats too!

Anonymous said...

Your hat looks great! Very cute.

Endless loop of Wizards of Waverly? Ugh. I am glad the infection is cleared up - trips to the ER are never fun, even with knitting in tow.