Friday, May 9, 2008

Peek a Boo

I was very pleased with this hat, it was very putzy and I wasn't sure I would like how it would fit in the end. You can't really tell from the pic, but the top of the orange section was very pointy. I was grateful the purple neatened that right up! The pattern is from Lace Style and I used Gems Opal, the sport merino wool. I was kinda bitter for a few days when I found out I was running out of purple. You see-I debated over the color scheme until I settled on the purple because that one came in a 50 gram hank (the last one by the way)-which the pattern calls for- lo and behold the hat takes more than 50 frickin grams of yarn. So not only did I not use the color I really wanted (peacock), but I had to buy a 100 gram hank of the a different dye lot!! But it doesn't bother me too much, really. OK ranting done, I really do love it and it fits well, that bitch was well worth the pain.


Nettie said...

Whine, Whine, Whine! Hey Katy, that hat is gorgeous! Just wanted you to know I have my lanyard finished to show off at work today when I return. Also, I FINALLY picked up those stitches on that tank top and started a very easy edging (picot) just to get the dang thing done for THIS summer! Ahhh, to be inspired to actually COMPLETE items! Thanks, Nettie

Anonymous said...

Lovely hat! I always wanted to make it, and now feel that once the school year is over I can tackle it and finish it, hopefully....I was thinking Gems in teal and chocolate for the underlining. Hm....

Good work!