Saturday, September 13, 2008

Autumn Splendour

Work’s been so CRAZY that I wasn’t able to blog last week. I’ve been holding off posting this for a while because I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I must say, I’m quite happy with the results. It's an original design by yours truly, moi.


I love hats! One day, I noticed that in my varied assortment of hats, I didn’t have one that also covered my ears. I also have a lot of purple present in my other hats and decided I needed to expand my color range to better accommodate my fall wardrobe.

I created this bulbous beret to cover my ears. I found this wonderful variegated ball of yellow/green/gold yarn (Berroco Idol in color: 1548 (Princess Grace)) and immediately thought of leaves in the fall, hence the motif of the hat. The background colour is Mission Falls 1824 wool in color: 010 (raisin). It’s wonderfully warm while still being light and extremely comfortable to wear. I knit it on smaller needles than the ball bands recommended deliberately to get a dense, warm hat. The hat is knit in the round as a Fair Isle pattern which enhances its warmth.

11 comments:

Kate said...

awesome hat. That's fantastic!!!

busterwife said...

wow! that is gorgeous!!! and it look so good on you... : )

busterwife said...

wow! that is gorgeous!!! and it look so good on you... : )

yarndork said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! I love fall, and it looks like some leaves you were raking fell right on your head. It's gorgeous!

Zel, The Grimm Witch said...

I love this!

Fran said...

Thank you All!!!

Lupie said...

Hi new Lesser Know Skein! I love your blog and will visit and comment often.
The hat is just beautiful!

Fran said...

Thank you Lupie!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Your hat is gorgeous. Great job knitting. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Fran said...

Thanks, Phyllis. I enjoy visiting your blog as well.

Fran said...

Thanks, Phyllis. I enjoy visiting your blog as well.