Monday, January 19, 2009

yay! a new hat !!! let it snow !!!!

snow is in the forecast. SNOW! i love snow. i live in the south. snow will always be an under appreciated novelty. but me, ... i love knitting and wool, and snow !

with snow, comes the opportunity to wear all the knitties. i won't dare pile up too many knits. and, if it does snow, i won't wear this (maybe).

it's a bit "airy" with the lace. and it's not all wool (hello caron's country 75% acrylic 25% merino). but, it's cute !

i found this pattern on and then had to go out and buy the magazine (before it disappears from the newsstands!). i didn't have anything readily available in stash, so i hit the local craft store for some cheap thrills.

this cheap was very rewarding. though the yarn is splitty, it is quite pretty and has a wonderful color palette. i don't know how it will hold up, pill, or otherwise wash. time will tell, as will i .....

yarn - caron's country in shade peacock.
needles - US 4 for twisted rib, US 6 (4mm) for rest of hat.
pattern - Vogue Knitting Holiday 2008, bobbled tam (#31), size M/L.

would i use this yarn again? i don't know ... depends on how the hat wears ....


Anonymous said...

Beautiful beret! I bet it will look great with your blue Garden shawl!

I love your blog, it's one of my favorites.

Stacey said...

You are more than welcome to the foot of snow we got this past weekend!!!! :) Love all the bobbles on the hat - it makes for such an interesting texture!

painter girl said...

Cutest hat!
Love the color with your sweet gray hair.

Esoteric Knitter said...

looks great!