Sunday, November 16, 2008

Winter Splendour – Linda’s Hat

After seeing my Autumn Glory Hat, my friend Linda asked me to make her one. I said, “Sure, but I could make you any design or colour you want. You don’t have to have something exactly the same as mine.” So Linda picked the yarn colours and concept she wanted and I went from there. The result was quite different and still pleasing. Thank you, Linda, for letting me put your picture on my site.

I was amazed at what I came up with when I raided my yarn stash. For the background colour, I held two strands together: Grignasco Flash, colour 241, and Madil Denim, colour 043. For the fluffy snowflake part, I used Bernat Bling Bling in colour 65122. It was all knit on 4.5 mm needles. I love working on hats – they go so quickly.
It looks like I’ll need another skein of yarn for my husband’s scarf. I’ve checked four local yarn stores and nobody carries the yarn I need so I asked Serenity Knits in Newmarket to mail me a skein (I bought it there when I attended the Brandon Mably workshop on October 10th).


busterwife said...

so gorgeous!!

Fran said...

Thank you, busterwife.

Lupie said...

Your hat is awesome and is amazing when someone can take a pattern and make it look different. Your friend version is also very beautiful.

Fran said...

Thank you, Lupie! There is one minor construction difference in the top in that I did one purl row which gave the top of the hat a more defined edge.