Monday, August 9, 2010

Judy's birthday hat

Over the weekend, I whipped up a cute little stranded hat for my old friend and birthday girl, Judy. You will be proud of me; instead of buying new yarn, I dug through my giant stash and dug out two worsted yarns that work well together. Best of all, the colors harken back to irises, Judy's favorite flower. The darker plum: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in color 014. The lighter purple: Valley Yarns Stockbridge in Soft Grape, color 56990.

This project ended up being cost-free because I used the free pattern, Opus Spicatum, from Kelbourne Woolens. Kate Gagnon Osborn designed this beret for the delicious Road to China Worsted but I was stash busting, as you know. One of these days I'm going to make something gorgeous from one of Kelbourne's stunning yarns.


I hope Judy likes the hat. I'm a little worried because Tom, the beloved bf, turned his nose up at it saying he'd never wear it. No kidding, Tom. I would never make this for you - unless you keep up the snarkiness. Then I'll be sure to knit up a crazy hat as your just reward. Plum and lilac would look lovely on you. :-)

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing where you got it too!

    t_a

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  2. I love it! Purple isn't my color (I look rather like a grape in it!) but has been a very popular color this year! :) I wish I was better at color work. How do you get your tension right?!

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  3. practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice

    blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking blocking

    thank you for the kind words :-)

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  4. What a perfect haT1 NICE NICE NICE. I've been trying to work though my stash. Sucks when I just want something new ... but I have a whole room full!

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  5. I keep telling myself: the yarn you don't own but would love to buy instantly morphs into STASH the minute the purchase hits your credit card!

    This slows me down... for 30 seconds anyway... :-)

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  6. Cashmerino = Deliciousness. I have made 4 pair of Fetching wristers out of it this summer. I just love the way it feels when going through my fingers. The hat is adorable, and I think she will love it!

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  7. Cashmerino is luscious, isn't it? I'm going to buy some more for a gift for a friend. I've made mitts for another friend with it... great yarn.

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