Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Urban's Slouchy Beret

Urban's Slouchy Beret
Pattern: Gwen's Slouchy Beret by Lauren
Needles: 7 & 9 16 inch Circulars
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino
Color: Paprika




Do you see the 70's vibe w/the shades and hoops? I am channeling my inner Rasta.

I LOVE my new hat!!! Just LOVE it!! I know I will be rocking it all fall, winter and spring. I did not use the lightweight yarn called for because I wanted something heavy that will keep me warm when the crazy weather hits soon.

This is my first true hat (Cecile was seamed). All of it was knit on circular needles which was great because I did not have to seam anything. So, what did I learn? Um, to use my circulars the correct way. I think this is the third project I have used from start to finish with my circulars. The only thing I would do differently, would be to use DPN's at the end when there was less stitches. Oh, and to use yarn in different weights so you can really see the beautiful design.

I used YARN AND NEEDLES FROM MY STASH!!! Before I bought my Knitpicks set, I bought all these needles STILL in there case to be used for hats, but never used them. Well, I finally did.

I am so happy with myself. I wanted to be ready this year for the fall and winter. I was so mad at myself last year when the kids and I did not have cold weather supplies (had to buy them) and I am SUPPOSE to be a knitter. I always felt a season behind. Well, what a difference a year makes!!

15 comments:

Virtuous said...

OOh I LUV it too!!!

Doesn't it feel good to be ready for the season?!? :oD

Kamika said...

Me likey! I can't wait for Fall.

Amanda said...

Love it! You remind me that perhaps I should crank out some winter knits for my kiddos.

NikkiJ said...

Ooooh, I love it! Wait, how did you do the Hemlock Ring Lapghan without circulars? I'm binding mine off now and can not picture how you could have used DPNs.

Susan said...

That looks great! Your inner Rasta complements your outer style for sure.

Christie said...

Using stuff you already have!?!?! UNHEARD OF!!!

Sheila said...

Love the hat the design is really pretty. You are definitely working those circulars.

Karine said...

Love it, love it's slouchiness.

Karine said...

Hey, what's with the small pix, can't see the details!

Pajnstl said...

your hat is too cute! I am sooo not ready for fall. i need to get ready though.

cici said...

Looking good gurl. The color was a good choice. You are ahead of the game.:D

Nik said...

Don't you love it when you make something you love? That you can wear 'til there's nothing but a strand left. :D

KimT said...

super cool!

Judy said...

Great hat! Thanks, I'm making progress on my project....

KnitFloozy said...

Very cute!!!! Aren't circular's wonderful!!! No seams!!!