Sunday, March 22, 2009

You Can Never Have To Many Hats

Can you? Well maybe you can. But if you give them away then you don't have too many do you? This is my latest hat - the Thorpe pattern made for a friend who is going up to the snow. It's a great pattern that knits up quickly. I decided that instead of doing the garter stitch at the bottom and on the ear flaps that I would use seed stitch instead. I also used the same yarn for the crochet border because I thought there was already enough going on with the multi-colored yarn. I like how it turned out. I used Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted but the pattern called for Malabrigo chunky. I think a chunky weight probably would be good to make this hat have more body. I think another one of these cuties is in my future so I'll try a thicker (or doubled) yarn for the next one. The long braids are really fun too.
Continuing with our hat theme I knit another Amanda Hat from the Katia Mexico yarn I got in Lake Tahoe. It's a beautiful, vibrant yarn that knits up nicely. I think it's just perfect for this hat pattern. I made it for the daughter of our friends who invited us to Tahoe but when Horsey Girl saw it she just had to have it. How could I say no? I'll make another one for Tahoe Girl. I tried to find some more in this color online, eBay and Ravelry with no success. I guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open.

I just love the way the Amanda hat comes together at the top.

And in the most important news . . . . look who may be coming to live with us soon. Isn't she adorable?


km said...

I knit my thorpe with doubled Cascade 220. It is thick and warm. My brother loves it. I like the seed stitch instead of the garter stitch.

CUTE puppy. If/When you have this doggie in your home...I'd like a full post. =0)

Bonnie D. said...

No way no way!! Are you adopting that puppy??? TOO CUTE!!

I love the yarn in that hat!

AlisonH said...

She is! Where's her hat?

smariek said...

Macte virtute. Great hats, esp the Amanda. Very cute, but the new puppy is the cutest of them all. I just want to reach into the monitor and pet her!