Thursday, 30 June 2011

If The Hat Fits

Remember my lovely yarn purchases from Loop last week?
Well, I finished my first hat.


I loved the yarn, so soft to to knit with.
I loved the pattern, so easy to follow and quick to knit.
And I love the finished hat, so comfortable and cosy to wear


I even love  the little cord on top... a last minute addition from me.


But I don't love the fact that it does this when I've only had it on for 10 seconds!


Hmmmm! Smaller needles when I knit the pink one I think!
(note to self: this is why we knit tension squares)

26 comments:

  1. I'm sorry Gina but I had to laugh at your final photo. Love the hat and I can almost feel the softness of the yarn. Would a band of thin elastic around the inside of the hat keep it snug to the shape of your head? Or would unpicking and reknitting be the simplest answer?

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  2. Glad it's not just me who doesn't knit tension squares :)

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  3. Hee hee - I made one that does this too. I've decided my head isn't designed for slouchy hats - or maybe it's my hair which just isn't floofy enough to keep a floppy hat on.

    Love the colour of your hat though :o)

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  4. Gina, that hat is too nice to waste, how about a bit of superglue to keep it up :-)

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  5. tension squares are for wimps

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  6. "Concealment and Revelation"?????
    ;O)))))))))))))))

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  7. He he he!

    Cool hat, love the little 'stalk'.

    x

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  8. Hmmmm. Sorry about the size, but it sure is cute!

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  9. Well, when your guerilla lace goes viral, you will need a way to hide from the paparazzi ... maybe you could send one to Banksy?

    (ducking and running away)

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  10. Tension squares take the excitement out of knitting!

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  11. I'm the opposite! My hats always seem to ping off! I have a big head... or so I thought... perhaps I should try a tension square but can never be bothered!

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  12. The last photo was very becoming! lol! Lovely hat look forward to seeing the pink one!

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  13. Great hat, Gina. Perhaps knit shirring elastic into the rib next time?

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  14. lovely hat - i never, ever do a tension square!!

    xx

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  15. What's a tension square? Sounds too much like planning to me...

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  16. Oh Gina, I never knit a tension square either, I just want to get on with it!!
    Vivienne x

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  17. Geeze, you made me spit out my coffee, with that last pic. Too darn cute. By the by....love, love the color.

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  18. Tension square? Sorry, I haven't a clue!
    But, hey, if you're interested in a knee-length sweater with fabulously loooong sleeves, do let me know!

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  19. That was fast knitting, I'm very impressed!!

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  20. sorry .... didn't mean to laugh!

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  21. ROFL - have been sitting here chuckling away to myself. Thanks for the laugh Gina. I never bother with a tension square either

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  22. It's ace! Despite pinging off it looks very chic to me. Could you (whispers) thread some transparent shearing elastic round the inside? My knowledge of knitting is so minimal I don't know whether this is even possible.

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  23. Oh dear. You could always try felting it - it worked for me!
    Or try tucking it behind your ears like Fred Scuttle.

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  24. Gina,
    You could become a style guru.... maybe.... Lesley

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