Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Beating the cold.

It is still extremely cold in Berlin, it might well be the coldest and longest winter since I moved here. So I started to knit hats...in November...and with all the christmas crafting, preparations and the like going on, I only finished them this week.

Liberty hat...

I used the "Headigan" pattern I found on Ravelry and added my own embellishments (like sewing Liberty "Strawberry thief" on the overlapping parts).


Stripey hat...
This is the stripey version of the "Headigan" pattern. I can't recommend it enough. I used grey merino wool and "Noro Silk Garden" for the stripes.


Knock-off hat...
This is my "knock-off"-hat. I saw this picture in BoligLiv magazine from a couple of years back. Until then I thought I greatly disliked any colour even remotely close to salmon, but I liked it in this photo spread were they combined it with black and grey. The model has the same colouring as me (very pale and dark hair), so I thought I'd give it a go. The hat was not available anymore, so I figured out my own pattern (cast on 100 stitches on double pointed needles - 1 row: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, repeat. 2. row: knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, repeat. Third row like the first, 4th row like the second and so on...you basically alternate 1 knit stitch rib with 3 seed stitches...but don't take my word for it, you know I suck at pattern writing...).

10 comments:

P aus H said...

I keep staring at everybody's hat these days just to find one that looks good. I would even dare to approach them and ask where they got it! But: no luck! Why do I keep forgetting to just ask litchi7?! She can do anything!

Anke said...

Sweetest P., you have to stop writing these huge compliments or people might start to suspect that you are my best (and oldest) friend! :)

P aus H said...

Unfortunately, you don't pay me.... ;)

Anke said...

Keep up the good work and I might! :)

gracia said...

Love those hats and longing for cooler days when I can sport similar. In dire need of a sunhat... any ideas?

Anke said...

Gracia, how about this one?

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cchs-hatAdult.html?r=1

If you use a different kind of yarn or work it in stripes? And loose the flower as well for a more modern look. :)

Nauli said...

Great work. Especially the black one is really stunning. I mean, I'm so proud of our Charlys hats, which are really fun to make them... but for this, we could use our fabulous button maker... OMG...

Anke said...

Nauli, I love your creations, especially the knitted collar/scarf on flickr...I could never knit anything as sophisticated as that!

med nål och tråd said...

oh how i love that you put fabric and fabric buttons on your knitted hat. It's just great!

Anke said...

Thanks! I thought the black hat needed some cheering up. :)

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