Sunday, February 26, 2012


I finished my WINTER TRAILS hat this morning and couldn't wait to take a few photos.  I still haven't blocked it yet, but wanted to post some finished photos of this gorgeous hat.  It was a pleasure to knit and I love this yarn which is 55% wool and 45% cotton making it very soft.  If you don't mind knitting a bizillion cables, you will love knitting  this hat designed by Alana Dakos.  You can find the pattern HERE.  Because I am a loose knitter, I used US#5 circular on the ribbing and #6 needles on the body of the hat instead of the #7 & #8 called for in the pattern.  I used just a little over 1 skein.  I love this hat!!!!

I'm getting close to the crown of the hat using double pointed needles.  There is still a cable to knit on the next to last row!!!  I just wanted to show the craziness of all of the needles.......

Thursday, February 23, 2012


A few days ago I cast on a new hat.  It is called the WINTER TRAILS hat and was designed by Alana Dakos.  You can find the pattern HERE.  I am using Spud & Cloe Sweater yarn which is a combination of wool and cotton.  I'm not sure why I keep making hats when we are having the warmest winter EVER......but I will be ready for the snow next year.  It is turning out to be a lovely pattern and the cables DO look like winter skiing trails.  I will definitely use this yarn again and also make this pattern again.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


The Laurel Hat is finished!  It still needs to be blocked but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, February 3, 2012


This hat is Jared Flood's LAUREL hat.  I took a class about a year ago, never finished it!  So, I decided to pick it up and try again.  Here it is so far.  I have learned alot about bobbles and cables and rounds and markers.    Here is the pattern if you would like to try it.  It is really a lovely pattern and I can't wait to finish it!