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,


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.

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 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 it is a wonderful org. that send knitted blanket's hats and go over's to Africa children... you would be great for it...


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