Friday, 28 January 2011

Knitted Lacy Hat Make

Having made a couple of the knitted lacey cloche hats that are featured in my tutorials in the side bar, I decided that perhaps I was now ready to make one as a gift.
A couple of weeks ago Sophie and I went to buy some nice black wool called Big Softie, which it is.

I decided that I would make my brother-in-laws wife a knitted hat for her birthday! Big deal this as many regular readers will know that I have a bit of a struggle with knitting but 2010 was the year that I picked to try and progress with it. I did!

About 1.5 hours later I had knitted the above!! It took half an hour longer this time due to a couple of false starts because I was watching a DVD called "8 Below" which was really good. I have yet to master knitting and watching TV.
It is being modelled and when worn by an adult the lacey pattern is more noticeable. It is a good hat for a range of head sizes.

I then thought about adding a flower to the hat. I made a white one to start with but decided that it looked too stark against the black. So going to my saved Youtube videos I then crochet a flower in matching wool.

So voila! A handmade knitted hat with crochet matching flower made by me to give as a gift.Hip Hip Hooray a landmark has been reached, Phew I need to go and have a lie down. Off tomorrow to delivery it to the birthday girl, hope she likes it.



Kate said...

That looks so pretty! I wish I could knit. Its just so wonky to me ^_^() Crochet hooks are my friends.

Chocolate Cat said...

How could she not love it! Well done!

Kandi said...

It's beautiful! I love Big Softie too, it makes me sneeze when I knit with it though. It is delightfully soft and makes you want to snuggle into it.
Kandi x

Kitty said...

That's really lovely - the black is understated and stylish. I'm sure she'll love it! x

Tatkis said...

Lovely hat, I'm sure it would be a great gift!

Best wishes,

wonderwoman said...

that hat is gorgeous - i'm knitting a scarf using that wool, its lovely and soft.


Cozy in Texas said...

The flower is a nice touch. I'm finding it more difficult to work with dark colors the older I get, time to get the reading glasses out. LOL

val said...

Hi again! Just like Kate ..... I wish I could knit! I could manage the flower but crochet is my only thing with wool and needle. (well, ok, it's really a hook!) I could do with a good pattern for an adult that is crocheted, my ears get quite cold on morning walks with Bella
Best wishes,
Val xx Oxfordshire UK

Jill Eudaly said...

very nice.

Indigo Blue said...

Many thanks everyone for your encouraging comments. I ended up taking the hat round on Sunday. She tried it on and was still wearing it when we drove off several hours later. Best of all it FITS!! phew.

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