Knitty, an online knitting magazine, published a cute hat pattern Escargot. I had some yarn set aside and needed a warmer hat so off I went…
The yarn is a purply-grey boucle, very soft. Paired with black mohair for contrast I think the end result is pretty good. I changed the hat a little, by using a long tail cast on and knitting an extra WS row. This makes the bottom edge 1/3 wider and less prone to rolling. It also made the flower disproportionately black, so I tacked under much of the black edging before sewing down the flower bit.
The flower is still a bit larger than I'd envisioned, but overall I'm happy with the final result. It matches my new mittens and keeps my head warm :)
Someday I'll have a willing photographer...
What a cute hat! It really does look a bit like a snail shell -- in a good way!ReplyDelete
TOTALLY love the hat. Wow. This is the first time I actually wished I could knit (but I still have no desire to learn). Beautiful job on this.ReplyDelete
Wow, thank you :D If I wasn't about to use up the last of the yarn I'd make you one!Delete