Sunday, August 5, 2007

Heart Hat

I made this heart hat, for the July book in Knit the Classics, Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I loved that book. Probably never would have picked it up on my own, but that's part of what's so cool about a book club, that you end up reading (and appreciating) things outside your normal purview.





Anyway, the hat is from Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop (p.156). The heart is worked first and then stitches picked up all around and knitted down to form the bonnet part. It's done entirely in garter stitch except for an I-cord border & ties. This was made with various materials I had on hand. The heart is some fuchsia washable wool, the grey bonnet part is Paton's merino, and the I-cord cast-off border and ties are also a wool-blend worsted weight that I happened to have hanging around. I also crocheted a line of pink around the edge when it was finished to get some more pink in there as a balance.

Vive la silliness!

12 comments:

Kristy said...

It's a very cute and silly hat! It looks like it will also keep your ears warm come this winter.

broadcasting from a knitting parlour said...

I don't know why I can't see your pictures here or on the KTC page!!! I clicked the picture link to view it off the page...no dice. Another "X" box. Poop. I had trouble with blogger last night, as well.

Katie said...

Very silly - I love it!

Monika said...

I LOVE it! I didn't know it would fit an adult! My daughter (23) would love it too.

Alexandra said...

That looks like an Amish headcovering. And yet, it is strangely compelling. Adorable, in fact.

picperfic said...

you look adorable in your new hat! ;^)

knititch said...

this is the most hilarious piece of knitting i have ever encountered. i love it to pieces. if you don't have a boyfriend go score.

knititch said...

and thank you, lydia, for your lovely comment on my fair isle. yes there is something audrey about it. especially when my niece is wearing it. oh yes those sunglasses. and those saturday afternoons.

knititch said...

i could not find your email anywhere so yet another comment on this post. thanks a lot for your new comment. i am happy you like the sweaters. i love those grown up patterns for toddlers and i am lucky to have such little inspiring people to knit to.
i have started teaching and never had i thought that children could be so noisy. omg.
hopefully it will ease a little bit off eventually and i shall knit to keep me sane.
no i am a very relaxed person and they shall certainly not get the better of me. if they keep being noisy they will end up with excellent writing skills in english.

carla said...

What an adorable bonnet!

I hope your dress from the previous post turned out well. For some reason it's oddly comforting to know that fit issues are as coommon in sewing as knitting (although I should know that -- my mother sewed all the time when I was a child), but I'm sure it's just as disappointing when it doesn't come out as you had hoped.

knititch said...

it is not possible for me to find your email anywhere. but i thought you having 8th graders and me having 7th graders. maybe we could do some cultural exchange and make a blog or make them send each other emails or letters. the children i teach are quite keen on improving their writing skills, quite impressed with everything american and what would be better than some authentic recipients? could you contact me on meretez@hotmail.com

Windansea said...

That is in my ravelry queue! Love it - Lydia