I've been doing a lot of knitting lately ... MAD knitting, my husband might say. I'm having fun knitting up a bunch of hats I hope to wear on our upcoming trip to Europe. But its become a little bit of an obsession lately, and my desire to FINISH as many as possible has turned me a little bit ... well, crazy. However, despite its toll on my personality, I'm collecting quite a few headwarmers, and I thought I'd share some of them with you. Enjoy.
Here's the finished product, on my head.
I originally started this hat for myself, but as I knitted along, following the pattern, realized it was going to be MUCH too big for me. It also started getting really long, like a pointed elf's hat, so I actually never finished the top portion, just pulled it together when I thought it was long enough and tied it off. (I found out later this is a common problem with this pattern.) It fits Caleb (though its even a little big on him), so now HE has a new hat to wear in Europe. I had hoped to make another smaller one for myself, but I don't think I'll get that in before we leave. Oh, and yes, I knitted in that pattern, using two different yarns as I knitted along. Its laborious, but it looks so cool when its done.
You might remember this hat from a while ago ... well, now I've added its much-needed embelishment, a giant flower! I think it looks much better.
Sorry for the blurry picture here. This is more of a beret-style hat, and SUPER comfy. I used a yarn with cashmere in it, and its very soft. I'll try and get a better picture of it soon, 'cause its pretty cute.
Yes, its a little long, but its a nice basic double-yarn braided cable warm hat. With a big pom pom on top! You can't go wrong when pom poms are involved.