Hats, Hats, Hats. Everybody’s Getting a Hat.

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***Dear family, read at your own risk. Christmas is coming and my needles are busy.***

I’d like to start this post off by protesting my innocence. The bear is not a kidnapping victim or hostage.

I know, I know. He looks like he has a sack over his head. He looks like he’s being kept in sensory isolation.

No such thing. Please believe me. I just didn’t have a proper hat model available. And I didn’t relish the notion of taking lots of hat-selfies.

Two versions of the super easy Rikke Hat:

Suitable for those hard-to-knit-for males on my gift list.

Yarn is Sun Valley Fibers BFL DK in Canopy. Pattern is Rikke Hat by Sarah Young

Knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in French Grey.

Two different versions of the Brier Toque:Β 

A very light-weight hat, perfect for a runner who prefers something he or she can pull down over the ears.

Striped toque knit from hand-spun Frabjous Fibers BFL in the Cathedral and Potash Colorways. Pattern is Brier Toque by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Brier Toque #2. In Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball.

Three Berets

For the stylish ladies in my family. Including the littlest ones. The orange one is toddler sized.

Red lace beret knit from hand-spun chain plied yarn. Pattern is Greenery Beret my Melissa LaBarre.

Knitted from orange variegated merino, hand-spun chain plied. Wish I could remember the fiber source but I lost the tag. I must start keeping a spinning journal. Pattern is Because of Love Beret by Janel Laidman.

Hand-spun yarn a mix of a Huckleberry Knits Polwarth/Silk blend and a random-mix Judith Mckenzie batt. Pattern is called Ruche Beret by Susan B. Anderson. I’m not clear on what makes this a beret. It’s certainly not blocked like a beret.

My First Project From The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits

I knew I had to knit at least one thing from this magazine. I was enchanted by the creative construction of this hat. It really is hats within hats, like Russian nesting dolls. Or at least parts of hats.

E.L.F. Cap by Kendra Nitta. Knitted from random fingering weight sock scraps that did not clash horribly. Couldn’t begin to tell you where they’re from.

Mr. Orson is the largest stuffed animal in our house. The only other possible hat models were these guys. Not only do they look fearsome, they’re also a tad too large.

These are old Halloween masks, quite cunningly designed with ping-pong balls for eyes. There's a two-person body that goes with it. Believe it or not, this costume was worn to a Halloween dance. A BALLROOM dance.

These are old Halloween masks, quite cunningly designed with ping-pong balls for eyes. There’s a two-person body that goes with it. Believe it or not, this costume was worn to a Halloween dance. A BALLROOM dance.

15 thoughts on “Hats, Hats, Hats. Everybody’s Getting a Hat.

    • caityrosey

      Thanks. Mr Orson never thought about going into knitwear modeling before but this experience was so much fun he might give it another whirl one of these days. Perhaps if I knit scarves or mitts.

  1. Gorgeous hats, and such a cooperative model πŸ˜‰ the elf hat is intriguing but unfortunately rights issues mean that we can’t get the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits mag on this side of the pond. But I really love those two berets, especially the red one πŸ™‚

    • caityrosey

      If you knit the ELF cap I’ll be so interested to see the scraps you use for it. I’m thinking seriously about knitting another one. Addictive.

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