Friday, 8 January 2016

FO - Here's Looking At You Hat

I thought I had a tennis lesson this morning, then I checked my emails and saw it doesn't start until next Friday. Glad I checked, would have felt rather silly standing around in the cold waiting! Instead I changed out of my layers of tennis clothes (sports bras feel like a workout by themselves!), got the puppy out of his crate and decided to get some photos of a recent FO.

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It's been said before, but it's so tricky taking photos of yourself wearing a hat!

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I wish I'd trusted my instincts and adjusted the placement of the start of the round in relation to the patterned panel, that line down the front irritates me

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I do love the pattern itself though. At first I thought it was some sort of cabling but it's actually just yarn overs and decreases. Very easy to remember and has a really pretty effect I think

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Clearly my behaviour in the garden was a bit strange as these feathery ladies came over to see what I was up to

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*sigh* the state of my garden makes me sad. This is what it looks like after 9 weeks of having a puppy. He's uprooted some plants, chewed others down to the ground, dug holes, ripped out labels and plant pots and is systematically destroying the lawn. Oh well, I guess I'll start again in the Spring...


So just to recap, the pattern I used for my hat was Here's Looking At You by Lydia Brown. I knitted mine with some sparkly purple yarn from Flamboyance Yarns in a colourway called "Violets". I used less than 50g of sock yarn to make mine and I'm pleased for have another pretty hat to keep me warm on those Winter dog walks :-)


Linking up with Wrap Up Friday

18 comments:

  1. beautiful hat! how about sewing buttons down that seam in the front or maybe tiny applique over the seam? Then maybe you will love it even more!! I adore the lace pattern :)

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    1. ooo I like the button idea, might have a rummage through my button stash and see if anything catches my eye

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  2. Your hat looks great. Such a nice cheerful color for this time of year. Ah, the joys of puppies! My yellow lab left big holes in our yard from digging when he was a pup. So glad he grew out of that!

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    1. Thank you :) Glad your lab grew out of it, gives me hope of one day having grass in my garden again rather than mud ;)

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  3. I'm glad your hens aren't stressed out from an exuberant puppy. Sorry about the state of your garden. I like how your beanie hugs your head well.

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    1. they're not very fond of him but they've got a truce going. He won't pick them up as long as they don't run away when he sniffs them. Seems to be working!

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  4. Love the hat, but see what you mean about the line - buttons would be lovely.

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  5. I hear you on the start of the row issue. It always drives me batty on ear flap hats that the beginning st has to be moved for my sensibilities.

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    1. I wish I'd trusted my initial feeling and followed your example

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  6. I don't think you can see the line when you're wearing it - the negative ease pulls it out, but I agree it would be more sensible to put it at the back, and not too hard to do - next time maybe, it's such a pretty hat it would hardly be a hardship to have more than one!

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    1. that is a good point, I'm sure if I fiddled with the numbers as well I could make one for my biggest girl

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  7. I am very impressed with your hat and the selfies of you! Enjoy your tennis next week! xx

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  8. It's hard following your on instincts sometimes. We're so conditioned to follow directions I think. The hat is lovely though and the button idea mentioned previously I think would be just the thing to camouflage that line. Our back garden is one big rut from our Labrador Retriever running back and forth with her ball. I simply focus on the front garden instead.

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    1. My parents had three greyhounds at one point and they found a route around some flower beds and made their own race track. My Mum ended up blocking off part of the garden to stop them

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  9. I think you did pretty good on taking the pics....lovely hat...may have to try it....

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    1. Thank you :) It's a lovely pattern to knit

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