Sunday, February 03, 2008

Valentine's Hats Part Deux


It finally stopped raining enough for me to rush out and take some photos of the Valentine's day hats I am making for the girls. I am still working on the one for Horsey Girl and am quite happy with how it is coming out. While I'm not a big fan of intarsia, it it worth it to get the effect. You can't quite see it yet but this will be a rim of hearts around the middle of the hat. I'm using some soft yarn form Misti Alpaca which is 85% cotton and 15% silk for the pink section and the left over red from Miss K's hat for the hearts. I picked the pink because I love the color and it is so soft and yummy but I have not made a hat from cotton before. I'm hoping that it doesn't get to stretchy. I think the intarsia will help make it stronger and less stretcy. I also have a picture of Miss K's finished hat. The last one looked so bad I needed to show it to you again. It is being modeled by the little man since it is still a surprise to the girls. He looks awfully cute in it - might have to make one for him . . . .

6 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

If your husband knew you posted that photo.... LOL

The hats are adorable. I can't wait to see the intarsia one finished. I think I'm going to start a hat next. Have you seen this pattern:
http://racheliufer.blogspot.com/2007/10/robins-egg-blue-hat.html

km said...

That's 2 little boys in girls hats I've seen this weekend. It makes me not feel so bad for bribing my 4 with fruitsnacks to try on a apron for a 4 yo girl's birthday gift. I didn't get a photo though. Too bad since I didn't take one of the receipient either.

Jknits said...

I love the hats - what a great Valentine's Day idea. Too bad it's too late for me...my crew will have to settle for chocolate.

hakucho said...

Your hats look wonderful!! Your little man is such a good sport :) I doubt very much anyone of my boys would model anything girly! The hats will make a very nice Valentine's Day gift...they'll love them :)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! They look so great. How have you been?
I have been fooling around with Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) these past few days. Wow. WHAT a great resource!

Heading up to Madrona Fiber Arts Fest in Tacoma next weekend. I got into a small gp. session w/Yarn Harlot!! Fun!!

I Promise to start blogging more.
Cheers!

AlisonH said...

Rorschach moment: I love how the red-and-white amaryllis is poking its nose up to sniff around the new hat like a black-and-white cat would. Too cute.