Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's a Keeper!

Inspired by Peg, I decided to try the Tweedy Beret from this winter's issue of IK using my Lavold Angora blend yarn.

I'm very happy with this hat! I love the yarn's soft halo, the hat fits well on my head with out crushing my hair, and it doesn't feel like it would blow off. And its warm!

Hats are hard. Even in the stores, I'll see a hat, think it's cute, try it on and bleh. So knitting one is a magic trick. Even if you get gauge, and knit the pattern perfectly, you never know if the style itself will look good on. But I figured, I'm having fun with my yarn, and if this hat doesn't fit me, it will be a Christmas present for someone.

I'm happy I'm the lucky recipient.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, that's so cute! :-) I must have missed that pattern in IK -- time to flip through that issue again! I love hats!

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  2. Didn't you just finish a pair of gloves? Have you stopped sleeping?!

    The hat even looks good. Excellent!

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  3. Oooo, pretty hat! I really like it. I'm going to have to check out that pattern. You're totally right about how hard it is to find a hat that doesn't crush your hair. Knit on!

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  4. That looks so cute on you! I recently finished the fair isle tam from the fall issue, but I might have to make this one too.

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  5. I think it looks fantastic on you!

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  6. très bon! you look wonderful in it!

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  7. I'm glad you like the Tweedy Beret as much as I do! It is a quick knit and a real winner, I think. Perfect as a gift to yourself, or to others!
    It looks good on you, Laurie!

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  8. Thanks everyone! I wore the hat in the windy cold today and it lived up to its promise. I give this hat two big thumbs up.

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  9. Yep, I love the beret too. Now if IK could get its act together and SEND me my winter issue, I too could get going (why did I bother to subscribe? It would have been simpler to hike across the Atlantic each season and pick it up for myself).
    And love to Luke. He's lucky with parents like his and you can tell him I said so.

    Jo
    Celtic Memory Yarns

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  10. You are right - it fits you (the style as well as the actual size)! Definitely a keeper!

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