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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


The hats and berets this year seem to be more feminine than last year, or? You, who know me from last year, might have wondered if I was going to  knit hats this year to give away to the needy. Yes,  I may have less time this year to be creative with it, but I'll do my best so some people will have  a head covering this winter. As always I started with the 76 stitch hat, to get "into" it.
And  my second hat is  from Knitscene. I try to choose hats that cover the ears.

First, the bow is knitted of the Gwynedd hat, and then goes over into the ribbing of K1, P1. 
I like the small subtle cable, and am now at the point of the decreases.

This is a pic how it looks like in the front (from Knit Scene's magazine, Fall 2010)
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It looks like it's still available (I googled it), so don't wait too long if you like to order the pattern:)

And this is how it looks in the back. I finished it now, and it's a cute hat, but it doesn't look good on me, so the model of the magazine will have to do:)

Which kind of hat is your favorite?

Up to knit the next hat!


The Weaver of Grass said...

I love hats but the trouble is it makes such a mess of my hair. However I do like the hat you have knitted and would love to acquire the pattern. Is there any way in the UK that I can get it please?

Twain12 said...

oh how pretty,love the color

Reader Wil said...

My favourite hat is a hat I bought in France and I only wear it in summer, when the sun is shining, and in Australia!
In winter I should wear a hat, but I don't.I don't think a hat suits me.

Stephanie V said...

This is a pretty pattern - someone will enjoy this hat in the cold. You're right about knitted hats looking more feminine. I think it's the interest in lacework that so many knitters have. Hats are a perfect small project to practice on. And the yarns - oh, the yarns are so lovely now. They inspire pretty patterns as well.

Clytie said...

I got a hand knit (knobbly pattern) in Germany back in the mid 1980's - and I still wear it in the winter!

I think what you are doing is amazing. Such love and caring you put into each hat ... you inspire me.

Nora said...

I like the hat you knitted and very much like the color which would suit me very well, because I have rosy cheeks like a real Dutch woman. Some hats are better to wear in winter than others, because some ruin your hairdo, It doesn't look like this one will. You did a great job, Jeannette and should be proud of yourself.

NCmountainwoman said...

It's a wonderful hat. I love the pattern and just might go looking for it.

jeannette said...

I can send it to you -but give me some time, because my brother and wife from Holland comes to visit, so I'm getting the house in shape, so they'll at least have a bed to sleep in (kidding):)

Thank you! I'll visit your blog soon!

Reader Wil,
At least you have a hat to protect you from the sun! Hope you'll find a hat for the winter (or maybe ask it as a Christmas present from one of your kids) Have a great week!

jeannette said...

Yes, nothing is more miserable than a cold head:(
My sense is that some of the nice yarns are overpriced in Calif. and not much on sale except for sock yarn.

Thank you -it's hard to turn a blind eye, once one sees the poverty very close by.

You are right, this hat is roomy -thank you -I'll take your compliment with a bow:)

jeannette said...

I added the link in my post and it's still available right now!

SouthernSass said...

That is a very pretty hat! I wish I had the time and energy to knit, I think it would be so relaxing.

Unfortunately, most hats do not look good on me, so I really do not have a favorite. :(

Jacob said...

Thank you Jeannette, for visiting Paree and commenting!

Naturally, I had to visit your blog, too. I scrolled down to the hat. Love it. Very creative. It is a hat that Cher would wear very well!