Friday, March 6, 2009

J.'s 2 Hats

When we were kids, my brother and I would love going to the library. We would check out books and read them with our parents or to each other. One of our favorites was the Dr. Seuss classic, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins". We would read that book over and over. Our names were the only ones on the library check out card.

I guess it should be no surprise, then, that I find knitting hats delightful. You can use almost any kind of yarn. You can make big hats or small hats and living in a very cold climate, everyone needs at least one good hat.

Today I have 2 hats to show you. The first is Verity by Ysolda. I have been drooling over this designer's hat patterns for a while. She has so many great ones that it was hard to pick but I think this yarn is just right for the leafy pattern.

The yarn was dyed for me by the lovely and talented JillyGirl. I met her at a local SnB and I'm so glad we've gotten to be friends, and not just cause of the yarn. The more I knit, the more I appreciated the subtle shades of the yarn. It's fingering weight and I held it double to get gauge which I think adds to the depth of the colour.

(In my defense, it's really hard to take a picture of the top of your head. Go ahead. Try.)

The second hat is the ever popular Foliage from Knitty. Same yarn, very different hat.

There's a lot to be said about how a hat makes you feel. One can make you feel all jaunty and French. The other is more of a "I'm going outside to be sporty and damn it, I'm going to look cute doing it".


T. said...

You bought my first kid that book. Have I ever thanked you for that? He likes to pick it at bedtime b/c it's ridiculously long. Isn't your daughter's birthday coming up?? I think I know what she's getting....

Jill said...

They both look fabulous!!! I'm so happy we found each other.

Jill said...

They both look fabulous!!! I'm so happy we found each other.

Sarah said...

Yay Verity - love that hat in particular. Ysolda does have a whole bunch of really cute hat patterns.