Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bingeing on Hats

I love making hats. I hate the math involved. You know there's the gauge divided or multiplied by circumference and stitch pattern divisible by... I've always had a math blockage. Even when I was a techy, I could do hexadecimal because somehow I thought that kind of math was more logic and patterns and not really numbers. One day I'll get to the bottom of that but for now, making hats isn't that easy for me - the getting started part that is but I love the process of going around and around and finishing with something you can wear the next day.

Phyllis gave me that tam pattern she got from the internets. It was supposed to be a chemo hat for my brother-in-law but I thought it looked too feminine so I guess I'll keep it.


I made this one for him instead in Blue Sky cotton. It's called Utopia. I hope it fits him.

I'm sending him this bulky roll brim one too




while waiting on Trick or Treaters last night, I made this easy k1p1 rib with the softest two yarns: Classic Elite Premiere and Lang Thalja


and I decided to rinse out a few of my hats and have them dry in the autumn air


Oh, and while browsing at Modern Yarn in Montclair during their Anniversary weekend, I saw that headband in the store and I loved it. I've made two in Noro Silk Garden 1 skein and you can make it in a couple of hours. I left out the button you're suppose to put in the back. I just tie it. Yeah, lazy.

21 comments:

CrazyFiberLady said...

That was a serious hat binge. All lovely! I have the Calorimetry on my queue to make rather soon.. as in right after it gets so cold when I walk from the ferry to the office that my ears freeze. That's when I'll finally get around to knitting it :)

WandaWoman said...

Binging on hats is good and they are quick! I hope the chemo cap helps your bil. I'm sure he will love it. That blue cabled hat is beautiful. I don't think the first hat is overtly feminine, but it does look good on you.

Claudia said...

Wow, what a beautiful photo of you Dee! (the first one). I like the artsiness on the last one too1 And hey, that's a lotta hat goodness!!!! :-)

hakucho said...

All your hats are wonderful...yes...you should be a hat model, they (hats) really suit you and they all look beautiful on you :) Me on the other hand...I rather go hatless ;)

happy knitting :)

del said...

So many pretty hats! Makes me wish I lived someplace colder.

Lynn said...

I really like that headband. I'm not much of a hat person, they always come out funky for me. However you have the gifT!! They are all great!

Adrienne said...

Love, love, love, love, LOVE that first hat!!! They all look great, but I LOVE that first one! LOL

Vera H. said...

All your hat look great. I really like the tam.

Virtuous said...

OOh...there are gauges for hats?!? HA!! :op

Gurl I have been trying to knit my 1st hat since August! UGH!

I am having problems with the decreases on my cables...holes are forming and I am on circs....someone said it is time to ML so I will pick this project that is supposed to be so easy back up again! Ugh!

Mine is being made for charity.

I think your BIL will love hats #2 & #3!!

Hey! This is the best binge to go on!! :oD I hope to join in my FO soon! :op Haha!

Have a great weekend!
(yes I just wrote you a love letter! HAHA)

Ina said...

Nice hats. The one on the left in the hammock caught my eye - is it from a pattern?

I hope your BIL makes a good recovery. Tough stuff!

Andrea said...

I love all your hats! I so wish I could pull them off. I love making them, just look like a goof wearing them!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the hats, especially Utopia.

Rebecca said...

your hats are wonderful. love that first one best of all, what pattern is it? i had to stop making hats. i have dozens. i can't wear them all. but i want to make dozens more, all for myself. hats are my favorite thing to knit. and mathematics? you must be making up the patterns as you go, i just rely on an old published pattern and go to town.

HobbyZu said...

Your hats are gorgeous! I love making hats as well. I can't knit them though, they're easier to crochet. ;-)

AR said...

You look great in all of those hats!! I love the tam, super cute.

stickchick said...

WOW!! Great hats! You look soo beautiful too (but you always do). They all look fabulous!

I've missed you!!

Beatriz said...

Seeing all these hats on your blog and a few others is getting me in a hat knitting mood. Lovely hats, all of them!

Janice said...

WOW!! Great hats! Now I want to make some! You look so great in all of them as well! I've never been able to pull them off as well as you do. I think the suggestion of you being a hat model is a good one!!

cici said...

wow... you have inspired me to do some hats..they are all gorgeous.. I need to put the socks down for awhile... besides hats go so much faster.

Patricia said...

Love the hat's on parade. Funny, I have a hammock in my back yard that I use for the same purposes!

Brown Berry said...

Deborah it appears that hats like YOU! You look fantastic in every one of those - I say you make some dups.
P.S. I just cast on for Utopia yesterday - great minds...