Thursday, January 14, 2010

Giving it a try!

I have mentioned this week that I have recess duty at school. I have an old hat that I made and I don't like it. I made it years ago and it was with really cheap yarn. The pattern is very simple and boring to boot. I have decided to make myself a new one. The one thing I like about the old hat is that it is a loose fit. I don't like a hat clinging to my round face!

Last weekend I finally gave up finding a pattern that I liked so I have decided to make one! I got about half way through the hat and decided it was just too small. I ripped it all out and started again with a few more added stitches.

I have it half way done again and I am trying to figure out how I want to work the decreases to look (in keeping with the pattern). I hope to finish it this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed that I have the top of this hat figured out. I'll post pictures when it is done.

take care,
Dawn

8 comments:

Judi said...

Hi Dawn
Oh my you make such lovely pieces I can't imagine you don't have quite the right pattern for you. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Is it a fancy one?
I have a nice simple pattern for a hat that I made for the ladies in my family a couple of years ago for Christmas. It uses a yarn and then the edging is with a furry type of yarn...hmmmm not furrier but you know.
I should send it to you just in case you like it.
have a lovely day...have fun at school.
Judi

Beverly said...

You're so smart. Now don't let that go to your head. Well, it's okay for the hat to go to your head. Ha! I am so witty this morning. Did I make you smile?

You know I love you, Dawn.♥ And, I am so glad your arm is better. ROFLMAO

Okay, okay! I'll go to work now. But, it won't be this much fun.

SmilingSally said...

If I know you, it'll turn out perfectly. Have a great day.

Lorrie said...

Good luck Dawn. You definitely need a hat for recess duty in this weather. I hope you'll show us a picture when you get this one done.

The Muse said...

Sure would love to know how to knit more than straight runs here....
Nice thought about revamping a pattern:)

And i must say the post pic gave me big smile!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love knitted and crocheted hats and caps. Back in the 70's after "Love Story" (does anyone remember that?), they were all the rage. My mom made me several and I wore them all winter!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Dawn; Boy I wish I could knit a hat,, I am trying to learn how but not doing very well I am afraid.. Can't wait to see it.. you will do fine... You should check out Knit-A-Square.com. it is a wonderful org. that send knitted blanket's hats and go over's to Africa children... you would be great for it...

Hugs
Alaura

jeanne said...

Hi Dawn, I love that photo. It made me laugh. You don't fit that profile at all!!!

I am always impressed with your knitting. I bet your hat will be terrific. I have full faith in anyone who can take a hat that doesn't fit and rip it out to add to the size. WOW, Dawn.
Hugs, Jeanne