Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Occasionally I have time to knit

But not much lately. I've had my eye on this hat ever since I saw the pattern. I whipped it up for a store model in give or take 3 days. I love it! Unfortunately, the chances of wearing it in the Houston climate are slim. Oh well. Maybe I will just crank the AC down to freezing so I can walk around in my sassy beret.

Pattern: Striped Beret from Louisa Harding's Gathering of Roses- The Accessories Collection
Yarn: Hat-Louisa Harding Kashmir DK in #11 black & #1 cream
Rosette-Louisa Harding Kimono Angora & Kimono Ribbon in #6
Notes: The Kashmir is now one of my favorite yarns of all time. The feel of it is very similar to DB cashmerino, but it is has a chain construction. Very cool.


Blogger Lynda said...

You are SO stylin'!!! Kaity made a beret, and I tried it on, and we laughed so hard we had to pick ourselves up off the floor. I'm NOT a hat person, but I sooooo wish I was!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Nonnahs said...

Very cute!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Amy, what a GREAT picture! Love the hat! (Where did you find the button for the flower?! Couldn't have been more perfect!)

6:10 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

I love it - looks great!

6:12 PM  
Blogger knittingnurse said...

OOH,what a hot Momma!!!! tee hee

6:34 PM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

You're wearing the perfect outfit for the hat! Great job!

6:42 PM  
Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

Amy - it looks even better than the one pictured in the book. Seriously. You can always wear it when you make it up to Maryland!

7:33 PM  
Blogger JustApril said...

DERN gurl! those EYES really zing and zowie! oh, the hat is good too, lol

what sort of yarn is that behind your head? it looks a lot like the Navajo stuff I got here

7:33 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The hat looks great, and it looks great on you too. I, like Lynda, am not a hat person (wish I was though).

8:10 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Cute hat, but the photo of you, uh, you take better photos than that!

I'm half done with the cap sleeve top. I should have it there next week. Missy also gave me the left over Yarntopia silk to deliver to you.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Very nice, job well done! And your eyes look amazing in that picture!!!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

that beret looks TERRIFIC on you. in fact, alot of hats actually look great on you. =)

11:38 PM  
Blogger Bear Knits said...

You look so stylin' in your beret. Very cute!

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

You are too cool, woman! You look like a fashion plate in that photo.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Very cute!!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Lovely hat!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

That's my girl!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

um yeah...that's pretty much adorable.
I love it!! :)


10:10 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Cute hat, and the flower is so gorgeous!!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Well if I looked like that in a hat, I'd knit it! At least you got a little knitting time in!

11:03 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

SO cute! And how much better than you got to knit something for your store!!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

Very very adorable! Oh and the hat too!


9:11 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

very cute! i love it... and the picture is stylin' :)

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Hey! I saw that hat today! :D I love how it matches your top. You wear hats well - too bad Houston is so hot! I guess you can wear it for our 6 days of winter next year!

3:32 PM  
Blogger keohinani said...

that is such an adorable hat! i absolutely love the flower. 80 degree weather or no, if i made something like that, i'd wear it anyway :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Cirilia said...

Yeah, I was going to switch yarns and colors for that one but I after seeing yours I think black and white is the way to go! It's adorable, and slightly bad-ass, like a pirate or a jailbird!

I always admire warm weather knitters, and also wish they could enjoy the lengthy bitter cold of my beloved New England. SO MANY KNITS NECESSARY!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Cute hat! When I visit the states, I'll stop by the shop.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

you are too cute in that hat.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Kalendar Girl said...

oooooh! Great hat!
I really like it. Maybe it will get cold enough in winter? Maybe you have an excuse to vacation somwhere it snows?

12:44 AM  
Blogger Knitterista said...

Amy, where can I get this pattern? Is it from a book? Do you girls carry it in the shop? I want this hat...have to have it!!!

7:13 AM  

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