Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A new hat!

Everyone needs a new hat when the weather turns cold. I bought a skein of Madeline Tosh worsted weight yarn at Webs and after living with it for a while I decided it wanted to be a hat! It's a lovely orangey red shade and the color looks awesome with this pattern.

Ballard Slouch

Pattern: Ballard Slouch hat by Felicia Lo
Yarn: Madeline Tosh worsted
Needles: Size 7 - 16 inch circ

I didn't do the extra repeat for "extra slouchiness" and I think if someone wanted a slouchy beret style hat they should do the extra repeat. I like how mine came out, but it's not as slouchy as I would have liked.

Ballard Slouch

Ballard Slouch

Ballard Slouch

Everytime I go outside to take pictures - my dogs try to get in on the action... so here they are! Hurley and Bailey!

Me and the boys!


bySarah said...

I love it.
It even LOOKS soft.
Hugs to Bailey and Hurley!!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I really want to see this yarn in person (and the wearer, too! :)

iknitipurl said...

It looks great! And so do your puppies! :)

Lindsay said...

What a great color! Hats have become such a huge thing around these parts (i.e. my closet and wardrobe). I'd say they're quite possibly the most multi-functional project. Warmth, showing off the yarn, instant gratification, hiding my sometimes lazy-girl hair....the list goes on.

Zonda said...

Beautiful hat, in my newest favorite colors too! Cute lil' doggies too!