Thursday, May 20, 2010

creative space- slouchy hat


My creative feat this week was a very positive surprise- a wearable winter hat. The difference between the finished product and the hat in my pattern book is hilariously dramatic. You see there were quite a few beginner-knitter glitches along the way including: dropped stitches, losing track of whether I was supposed to purl or knit, picking up halfway through a row and knitting when I should have purled... etc. I was also using needles a size bigger than required which made for more of a slouch. But when it was complete I tried it on and thought, "I can actually wear this- whoopeee!" I added the chocolate brown felt heart for interest and contrast. It's soft and cosy and the perfect winter treat for myself. I have now ticked 2 dishcloths, 1 baby hat, 1 pair of booties and 1 slouchy hat off of my knitters repertoire. Next big feat- socks and a vest for the little one. Or is that a bit ambitious?

For a look at some more professional creations check out Kirsty's ever-growing list of creative players.

xo

18 comments:

melissa said...

It looks really good , Love the little heart too, very cute!

craftydill said...

i love your hat...nice job!

Amanda said...

Oh girl that is adorable! You did a great job...That is the one thing that drives me crazy about knitting though. Seems I never have the right size needles for "everything" I want to try. Love it!

Kristi said...

You look so gorgeous mama. Now where is that belly bump? The hat is super cute.

Kylie said...

Well done - it is the little mistakes that make it yours:) And if you had not have told us we would never have know - good lukc with those socks. A good vest pattern is the Milo by Tikki. I have knitted it a few times and it is the best.

Tracey said...

looking most wearable!

Little Ted Canvas said...

It gorgeous! Well done, you've done a beautiful job...& there's so such thing as being too ambitious, go ahead you'll tick off the rest in no time!

Anonymous said...

beautiful girl and beautiful hat!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that looks great, love the colour & the ♥

My Love is..... said...

Beginner knitter glitches be damned that is one awesome hat!! If you are looking at socks you should definitely read 2 at a time socks I have a link to it on my blog and it is the most awesome sock book with easy to follow instructions and pix.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh bummer, you've just reminded me i had a hat like this last winter & it has disappeared (no doubt into one of my daughters' wardrobes!!) Hmmmm, yours looks great, love Posie

tea with lucy said...

Nice work love! I'm inspired to extend myself. These wintry days call for it! xo

apples&honey said...

I love it!
Wouldn't change a thing!
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Kate said...

Yay! That is one gorgeous hat! I love everything about it. have a gorgeous weekend. X

Julie said...

Cute! Wish I could wear beanies!

gretchenmist said...

it looks really gorgeous!
love the heart stitched onto it :)

Lola Nova said...

Oh it's awesome! I think it looks just perfect. Yay you!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Love the colour and the texture...not a bad go for a 'beginner' - well done!

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