Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday Beret

IMAG0197IMAG0196Blocking on a Fiestaware plate (cobalt) we have:
Pattern: Arabesque, from Interweave Accessories 2011
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Handpaints, it only took one skein and I had, oh about ONE yarn left to weave in. I bought 2 @ $15.75 each (less 10% discount as part of the yarn crawl) and will use the second skein for matching mitts, as per request of the recipient.  The pattern called for 2 sks of a worsted weight yarn at 200 yards per skein.  YMMV.
Needles: US 5 and 7

Here's the other side.  Finished size: um, that's a 10" plate and the hat is bigger.  Story: I was shopping with the recipient who wanted to buy this slouchy cabled red hat.  When I saw it I muttered, "I can make that." So of course she rolled her eyes (teens) and put it back.  Later I bought the yarn, which she approved of.  She then told her sister, "Hey, mom's making me a hat for my birthday."  Hmmm,...ok, now I have a deadline.
IMAG0192Knitting went well, the chart was easy enough to follow, hats are generally quick and this project was portable.  I knit it while chatting with friends at Panera, while watching TV, or just quietly as I settled down for the evening.  Cable crossing method: without a cable needle.  I'm lazy and I hate carrying around those things, plus there's a place where you need 2 to make the cross! 
Started: Feb 4, 2011
Finished: Today
Birthday: 2/12/12 (hey!)
So is she happy? 
Is it slouchy enough? 

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She think's so.  Happy 14th Lindsey.

And Happy Fiber Arts Friday and FO Friday, join the party and leave a comment!

No tags this time, the yarn is too new to count for 12in2012 and it's not pink!

8 comments:

Vivian said...

The hat looks great, and Lindsey has such nice hair!

Melissa Plank said...

Wow, love it and it's a great success when you can please teenage fashion sensibilities!

WonderWhyGal said...

I love that beret and I agree with Melissa, when you can make something a teenager will like, it's golden. I haven't had good luck blocking hats like that. Maybe it's the fiber I use but I end up stretching them way too much.

storiedyarns said...

That hat is adorable!!!

Jess Schleicher said...

It's really beautiful. Making a teenager happy really is something to cherish. Great job!

Heather Woollove said...

Super project! I love the way it fits her...and it's true...teens are often the harshest critics!! :)

AllyB said...

Love it! Great colors and it looks super cute on the pretty model.

Jamie Wang said...

It looks terrific (I'm glad Lindsey agreed with my assessment -- I remember all too well how particular teenage girls can be).

Congratulations on meeting your deadline.