some cute hats
i took a quick break from sweater knitting to make a couple of hats from the fabulous book boutique knits. they were so fun to make, as both are uniquely constructed. i think the end results are both quirky and very wearable.
say hello to the sideways grande cloche
i used less than 2 balls of rowan cocoon and knit the pattern exactly as written. it's long enough to cover my ears, and has a really cute shape. i especially love the flat top.
i also made the side slip cloche. this hat is insanely cute. my original plan was to use something from my stash to avoid buying more yarn. that plan was a major fail, as i ran out of yarn during the decreases and had to buy more cashmerino, from a different dye lot. so yeah, my cute hat has some color variation way up at the top, but whatever, i still love it.
i went up 2 needle sizes for the body of the hat so i could tuck all my hair up into it, and it worked out perfectly.
now, if i had a few more hours in the day, i'd be casting on for my friend cecily's adorable sweater from CEY's webletter this week. kate and i saw this in person at rhinebeck and have been very patiently waiting for the pattern. it's totally cute. cecily also designed elaine's blouse, in the newest interweave issue. it reminds me of some of my favorite vintage tops.
speaking of vintage, the newest issue of popknits is live! everything is really cute, and as always, i'm wishing for more knitting hours in the day.