Friday, February 22, 2008

Res Completae: Headgear

I will be the first to admit that I am not a hat person. As much as I want to be, they just look ridiculous on me. Therefore, I cannot imagine why on earth hats (and other forms of headgear) are all I want to knit lately.


(In real life I try not to wear it quite so perched. And yes, I also need to block it.)

First up, Sophy's Lace Leaf Hat in Malabrigo worsted. I loooove this hat and think Sophy did an awesome job with the pattern. Also, in knitting this I realized how light and airy that Malabrigo worsted is. And not itchy at all!



Next is a beret I improvised with some Cascade 220. The day after I had finished Hillary's chunky beret, Jen at TeamKnit posted about an adorable blue beret she saw in some pics of Scarlet Johannson (see I want Scarlet Johansson's blue knit hat). Well, then I realized I ALSO wanted Scarlet Johannson's blue knit hat. But less slouchy. So I made one similar to Hillary's, but in worsted weight yarn instead of chunky.



Lastly is this weird earwarmer thing. I had exactly 62 yards of some handspun from Asheville in my stash, wasn't sure what to do with it, and then fell in love with Lolly's alpaca earwarmer. I modeled mine after hers but, I don't know, mine just looks like some sort of cheezy workout sweatband to me.

The good thing is that Neill and I have been making lots of trips to snowy areas lately, so I've been getting quite a bit a use out of all three of these hats. I just use the excuse that when you're in the snow you have to wear a hat to keep warm, even if you look funny in it!

9 comments:

peaknits said...

I am caught in the same vein - knitting hats when I don't wear hats - what's up with that?:) Your hats are fabulous though - love the leaf one especially!

sheepish one said...

it must be a sickness.
i'm working on my third cabled hat in a month.
maybe it's the very cold fronts that have hit us this winter? my ears are frozen whenever i take the kids out to play.
i love your knits... and that turquoise-y color is heaven on you!

ps: i love your theory on why we american swedes knit.

Travis and Margo said...

Hil, your hats are darling- I don't know why you think you don't wear them well; I think you look so chic when you do :)
by the way, the ear warmer thing only looks Eighties-ish when you wear it with a side ponytail :P

MrPuffy said...

They don't look ridiculous at all! I love to knit hats - they are fun to knit and practical to wear. Good color choices, BTW.

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

Very cute and stylish! I think they look fab on you!

jenna said...

I find it very hard to believe that you look "ridiculous" in hats---they're adorable! The blue one is my favorite.

Sophy said...

I feel the same way about headgear, actually... As to blocking... dude, I don't think I've blocked my lace-leaf hats yet either. teehee ;D

Sophy said...

Drat. I'm so trigger-happy with the "publish" button--I meant to say, also, that you really have an eye for color! I mean it--the white, the teal, the pink... so pretty on you! =D

now I can publish...

applez said...

are there any instructions on how to make a le slouch beret? because I've been looking and there haven't been many good results.