Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Do You Like My Hat?

As promised, here is the hat I knit for Liat's friend Maayan. If it looks familiar, it's because it's the same pattern and yarn I used to make Liat a hat! I tied a little bow of purple yarn inside of Maayan's, so the girls can tell their hats apart.

I'm nearly done with the black London Beanie for another friend of Liat's. I'm afraid it is too small (I know they are supposed to be quite snug) and too short, so I added about three more rounds but I think I will go ahead and start the decreases soon.

And I suddenly got another wild hair (anyone remember the Altered Barbie?) and decided that yet another of Liat's friends really needs an earflap hat for the trip to Poland (I seem to be single-handedly equipping the entire group with hats!), so I started a Swell hat today. I read many criticisms and complaints about this pattern on Ravelry, but I am making adjustments that I think (hope) will help it turn out alright. Instead of worrying about the hat turning out too small, I am concentrating on worrying whether Ilana will actually like the hat and wear it. Liat and I both think it is perfect for her, but Liat says it could all depend on her mood on the day she receives the hat.

Isn't life just so mysterious and fascinating?!


Grandma Elsie said...

What a pretty pattern. Love it and the color. Bet the girls are tickled to get specialty hats made just for them. what a good Mom.

Joansie said...

Love the hat. I remember the pattern because I have one (yes, just one) mitten with the cable wrist like your hat.

Karin said...

When I still had my shop, I had a customer who made her daughter's entire college softball team matching team scarves.
You are on a roll!

Tama said...

Ooo, pretty! I like that color!
Good luck with the other hat - I'd have to knit about six more years before I'd even attempt it, lol!