of Hat Obsession. I have no words for what I saw on this supermodel a month ago. This hat says it all and has me OBSESSED. I am absolutely in love with hats. (Image Credit)
It’s no secret that I have a thing for newsboy caps. This one was designed and made for my friend Myria as a comfort/healing cap, in my hand-dyed, hand-spun light worsted yarn.
The refined, slightly larger version fits me quite well–modeled by the 10-year-old grump (at least then.)
So this hat is my fashion obsession at the moment. I have had Loops & Threads Kaleidoscope in my stash forever and glad to finally have a design that is a marriage made in heaven. Deep Night has been crocheted twice to arrive its final destination.
A very cozy, warm, yet stylish choice. Second modification is Cosmic Latte in Beige Jo-Ann Sensation Angel Hair, perfect fit for my 10-year-old.
I like this one best–both the feel and appeal–modeled by my 13-year-old teen. Although it works for my small head with some finagling, it really is a bit too snugly for most adults.
Third time’s a charm? It’s a common belief that the third-time something attempted is more likely to succeed than previous two attempts. The proof of the pudding is in the eating–in this case, the wearing. This one I name Forever Young, in lavender hue
Jo-Ann Sensation Angel Hair is great to work with. I have made a cloche for a friend’s daughter three Christmas ago with this yarn.
Today, it’s still her favorite hat–last seen worn at the Christmas Parade in town, earlier in the month.
It’s a little ridiculous how fast I can churn these hats out. The heft of these bulky yarns makes for a firm/sturdy structure and no need for any extra stiffening in the brim–especially if you held yarn double there.
Have you ever searched hat on Ravelry? BE CAREFUL. If you do it, you will fall down a rabbit hole–and that rabbit hole is FULL of hats. It’s just more evidence that hats own the Internet and that their plan to take over the world is going as planned. LOL
I hope you like my plays!
Having been up to my eyeballs with test knitting, clothes refashion–on a bit of accessory-making binge–and cleaning, I’ve given myself the week off/time-out from knitting, crocheting, spinning…to clear my mind, get ready for a designing project for a high-end commercial builder.
Next week, I plan to raid my stash of MadelineTosh worsted and fingering yarn for a clever sweater design by my Bay Area friend Connie, yellowcosmo. You won’t want to miss this.
Are there fiber-y things you’ve seen this season that you’re DYING to have?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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