Three New Hats

Three new hats done! Two are more chemo caps. The first is another Shelbi hat; she liked the white one and requested dark purple. Well, you KNOW I have purple in my stash so that was easy enough. I love how quick and cute this pattern works up.

Yarn: Loops & Threads from Michaels. Hooks: G & H.

The second is another Nottinghamshire. The first one I made came out too big (I think the pattern runs big) but she liked the style enough to ask for one in blue. KC Royals blue, to be exactly. Not surprisingly, I had that in my stash too.

Yarn: Bernat Satin in Loyal Royal. Hooks: G & H. Mods: I stopped at 72 stitches instead of 80, and did the lower portion with an H hook instead of I. It’s still a bit bigger than I’d like, but I’m hoping it’ll work.

The third is my Sockhead hat! I had so much fun knitting this hat. I can’t believe it took me so long to make one. And I LOVE it.


Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Black Velvet. I did the brim in size 2 needles and the body in size 2.5. It came out just a touch bigger than I’d like but it works. I haven’t decided whether to keep it or try to sell it. And if when I make another one, I’ll cast on fewer stitches.

I’ve made much progress on my Silverleaf shawl too: I’m SO CLOSE to the leaf pattern! Just a few more rows and I get to start the fun part. But really, this has been a satisfying knit. I do love knitting garter stitch, and you can’t beat the feel of Malabrigo.

There’s just one project that’s tripping me up, and that’s Here Be Dragons.


I can’t quite visualize the final piece, and right now it looks kind of dumb to me. And then there’s the fact that the yarn isn’t really soft and I don’t think I’ll be able to wear it next to my skin. So I’ll probably frog this, but I still love the colors in the yarn and I have two skeins of it. What do you make with not-soft worsted weight yarn?? Fingerless gloves? Felted bag? Help me find a way to use this yarn!

And Thursday at knitting group, I learned I’ve been discovered: one of the girls said she saw a picture of a really pretty scarf and clicked and ended up on this blog! Of course then a couple of other people asked about it. So, yay, more readers, but crap, now I can’t say bad things about them. Anyway, if you’re reading this, knitting group ladies: *waves* Hello and welcome!

So that’s my knitting round-up for the week! Tune in next week to see if I manage to finish Silverleaf!

9 thoughts on “Three New Hats

  1. Nice hats šŸ™‚
    The colours of your Dragon project are lovely. I am sure it would look great as a bag or maybe a cushion.

    Your penguin outfit is great šŸ˜€ Can you also do that cute waddle?

  2. The hats are fabulous! Have you tried the Sockhead hat with the ribbing cuffed back? I like to wear mine that way when it’s really cold. The double thickness of yarn is extra warm.
    It is tough at first when people in real life find your blog. I felt self conscious but then after a time relaxed a bit.
    I really like the yarn in your Dragon project. Did you consider mittens?

    • I haven’t tried it on that yet but sure will when it gets colder!

      Yes, definitely a little self-conscious, because I get really personal on here at times. But this is my space and it’s all honest, so they can take it or leave it. šŸ™‚

      Mittens might be fun! I’ll ponder that!

  3. Interesting. I started knitting here be dragons this evening. I made a bit more progress than you. I was also having trouble seeing finished project. I was using dk instead of worsted, but think i would actually like it better with light. I have seen the finished project in person and it looked quite nice. I think she may have also used a light yarn. I frogged it for now and picked out a different pattern.

    • I definitely like what I see in the project photos, so maybe it’s more that I don’t like that yarn for that project. I’ll keep the pattern in my library for when I find the right yarn for it!

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