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Hats!

August 7th, 2013 (05:37 pm)
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I have discovered that hats are easy – after my disaster with the Jayne hat and a rather wibbly wobbly T.A.R.D.I.S hat – I’ve done the Fair Isle one I posted the other day and knitted in just two days – this one, a  lovely Space Invaders Beanie! What’s even better is that apart from the chart on this one, I didn’t follow a pattern but just cast on 99 stitches and then did decreases at the top! I’m hooked and will be knitting hats full stop until winter – and if we have a winter like the last two, I’ll need them. Oh! and I also did a few Sweetheart Mock Cable ones—one for me and two for two friends. I think I’ll probably do a few Space Invader ones too and post to the undeserving! whether they like it or not. Open-mouthed smile

I don’t think Sasha was too impressed.

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More hat pics under the cut.

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sweethat hat 1 white

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Posted by: sandra_lindsey (sandra_lindsey)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
reading

Reading this, I can't help thinking of Hermione Granger knitting hats for house elves & am now picturing Sasha wearing a massive pile of hats which you've knitted, one on top of the other on her head...

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
erastes

she's so good at posing for piccies, I'll have to try that!

Posted by: lee_rowan (lee_rowan)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
Woof!

Your model is utterly gorgeous in that chic chapeau...

There's a cottage industry for you, if you wanted to register on Etsy or other handicraft sites. Offer custom colours... I'm in awe of your ability to make a recognizable pattern.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
erastes

I'd like to, but I'm not terribly neat - but i'll have a look on there and see if I can do as good as some others. I would worry about copyright, though!

have to say, i'm biased, but I think she's gorgeous however she looks.

Posted by: lawless (lawless523)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
cats: sofia cat

Sasha might not be impressed, but she looks smashing with her chapeau. She might also appreciate it more when it's cold out. (Or not.)

Those are some nice patterns you've worked out there.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
erastes

well it's not actually for her, but she does look cute in it. i have trouble enough getting her to keep her coat on in cold weather, even though she's cold!

thanks!

Posted by: Becky Black (becky_black)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
coffee monkey

That space invaders hat is awesome. If I had one I'd be praying for autumn now. :D

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 09:49 am (UTC)
erastes

more than happy to knit you one, my dear - if you want?

Posted by: Becky Black (becky_black)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 10:48 am (UTC)
Write Now!

Soul you? That world be cool.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
erastes

No probs - I am knitting like a mad thing these days - displacement activity, i guess. I need to order some new base colour but I'll let you know when it's done. will do a bigger turn up for yours.

Posted by: Becky Black (becky_black)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
Write Now!

Thanks! And soul was supposed to be would. Bloody autocorrect.

Posted by: kcwarwick (kcwarwick)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
vcation

I'm really impressed! I'm currently trying to revive my knitting skills (which were never very great) and am finding it tough to produce even a recognisable blanket square! My target is to do a knitted dog coat but at this rate it's going to be winter 2014...

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
erastes

i think squares are hard, to be honest - i'm doing the beekeeper's quilt and i don't think even one of my hexagons are the same size as another! dog coats i found difficult too - sasha has got one, but because of her silly size (tiny waist huge chest) it doesn't fit too well!

Posted by: Iulia Linnea (iulia_linnea)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Pairing Whore Penguins

Sasha is such a lovely girl (and those hats are nifty)!

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
erastes

i'm a bit biased but i think she is too!

Posted by: Jess Faraday (jess_faraday)
Posted at: August 7th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)

Those are lovely. Would you consider making a few for sale? I'd *totally* buy a Space Invaders and/or Fair Isle hat.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 09:52 am (UTC)
erastes

I'd be more than happy! they aren't terribly perfect but I think the next ones would be better!

Posted by: Elin Gregory (elin_gregory)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
Green Man

Awww Sasha!! Wilf would be trying to eat it. :D

Those are fabulous hats.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2013 09:52 am (UTC)
erastes

She's so good at posing, i think i could dress her up in anything and she'd put up with it - but I won't! thanks, dear!

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