Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cute Hat, Sports Hat

Sounds very Seussian, but that's what I've got for you today.

I made myself a very cute spring time hat:

The pattern is Sockhead and I love it so much.  The colors are pretty, the weight of the hat is just right for this time of year and the slouchy style makes me feel trendy and stylish. Never mind that I'm wearing sweatpants and a 10 year-old coat to walk the dog, I just assume that all anyone sees is my cute and trendy hat.  It certainly is the brightest part of my exercise get-up.

The yarn is Fleece Artist BFL.  I bought one skein, knit a shawl and had a lot left over.  So I knit this hat and I still have a lot left over, enough perhaps for a pair of gloves to match.  That's one big skein!

And now for the sport hat:

It's a Thorpe, made of Cascade Ecological wool (also a big skein) and it's for a fan of the Wolverhampton Wanderers.  Merv is doing me a favour and in exchange, I agreed to knit him a hat.  Thorpe was a great pattern. If you've got to knit a large men's hat in black, this pattern works up super quick. Merv's got a team badge to sew on to it and I think it will look very sporty. 

After two weeks of renting a wheel and working on spinning thick, I've got a few skeins of handspun that I'm dreaming of knitting up into more Thorpes. It's a potato chip hat: betcha' can't make just one!

Thank you to everyone who wrote in with their own stories of silly parking accidents. It really does feel better knowing I'm not the only one.


  1. Love your hat. Makes you look very young. You've got me thinking. I wonder is there's a Suess book lurking in our knitting bags.

  2. It's very cute and fresh. It really is a spring hat.

  3. Sockhead is great! You are lucky to be able to wear a slouchy hat. There are so many cute slouchy patterns out there, but, alas, slouchy hats make my head look like a sack of potatoes.

  4. Anonymous6:31 p.m.

    Thank you very much for the link to the 'Sockhead Hat' pattern! I love it and yours looks great!
    Esther in Ottawa

  5. Both hats are great! I LOVE Eco wool! Hmmm...I think I even have enough left from the Leyfi sweater to make a hat... :-)

  6. Pretty spiffy. You've got some amazing talent.

  7. Hey LaurieM, you are missed!