Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hat 21

Well, since the last striped hat went so well, I got a bit hooked. I have the light blue bamboo yarn (oh so soft) and this eco yarn from caron which is polyester made out of recycled water bottles..but also, really soft too! The colors fit so nicely, so of course, another striped hat! It's a bit of a bucket hat on top, but I think if you pull it down tight, it will turn a little more beanie-ish. Also, as you can see from the top view, I think i've got the changing yarns down nicely except for a few minor spots. I'm thinking this might look extra nice with a little flower on the side of it, but not sure if I want to go white, or something pizzazy like red or yellow.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hat 20!!!

RAH! Hat number 20 for mom! I always like the striped hats that I see and really wanted to try one out, so had this nice white yarn with black specks and paired it with just a regular black yarn. The hard part for me is to get the back looking good when I change yarn colors. I'm still working on that, but I did a pretty good job on it for this hat.

On a side note, I was supposed to drop off my hats this month, but I've wanted to put some tags on them, so kinda procrastinated on it, and THEN I got a sore throat and cough, so didn't want to touch the hats in case I'm contagious. I still have it, and I think it's allergies, but going to the docs tomorrow to make sure before I start putting my grubby hands on them. Hopefully in the next couple weeks I can drop off all the hats I made and start making more for my next trip. :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hat 19

So, I have this very busy yarn and instead of pairing it with another yarn, I figure it can hold up on it's own. So the whole hat done in this soft pretty yarn. I don't know if you can really see, but it's also got some gold flecks in it too, which makes it even more pretty.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hat 18

Hat #18 for mom is done with a nice soft yarn that has some very pretty muted colors in it. I made the edges shelled or ruffled, and I figure if it's a bit too girly, you can always turn up the brim and make it more of a beanie type, sort of like Dr. Mom's Head Hugger pattern that can be found over at the head huggers website.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hat 17

So here is my next hat for mom. I had this pretty pink yarn with sparkles in it and I have used it in my #6 hat. But since that only has a little, I had most of the roll left and really wanted to use it. So put it with some white acrylic yarn and tried to make a flower looking hat. I think it turned out very pretty and very summery also.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hat 16

So here is Hat 16 for mom. The tan is done with a nice soft somewhat thin chenille yarn. I had actually bought a spool off of ebay to make a blanket, but it was much thinner than I wanted, so instead I get to use it to make a hat. The color part is fuzz type yarn of course. I think it'll be nice on the hot days since it's not very thick.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hat 15

I used the Chunky Cap pattern by Kathy North for the top of this hat. On the last picture, I tried to get the cabling that is in the pattern, but it was hard to show up since the yarn is so busy. I was going to make the whole hat from the pattern, but at some point I thought that this hat might be HUGE if I kept going as I should have.

I figure you can wear this hat two ways, both as a beanie and as a fez type hat. The yarn is pretty thick and I ran out of the rainbow yarn halfway through, then made my nephews pick the yarn for the 2nd half since I was having a hard time (what goes with rainbow? everything? nothing?) In the end, I was really happy with the color they chose, AND that I ran out of the rainbow yarn so I could add another color. The orange mutes out the rainbow-ness of the top part real nice and instead of a loud hat, it's a bit more subdued and grown up. Or so I think.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hat 14!

Finally went and took some pictures of the new hats I've made. So here it is, hat 14 I made for mom. I used a regular Vanna White yarn (Acrylic), with the fuzzy yarn. The Fuzzy yarn is a mix of some nice earthy tones. I was thinking about cutting some of the long fuzzies on the brim, but figure whoever gets the hat can choose to cut it or keep it or just trim it how they want.