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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crafts of Yore: Knitted Hats

I don't really knit much these days, because poke-y sticks are just too attractive to the littles. But, I used to knit, for a short time — made some hats, some dolls, a blanket. Ravelry inspired me to take these pics of past projects, and it's also tempting me to knit again. I kinda, sorta want to make a sweater for myself. [Insert nervous nail biting here.] I'm thinking about the Sophisticated Rustic Jacket over at Interweave's Knitting Daily. Has anyone made it? Suggestions on another sweater type garment that would flatter a big breasted, big waisted gal like me?

The beehive hat is from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. The stripe-y hat is Tychus from Knitty. And, the baby bonnet is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I added the fuzzy crochet border. The weird baby head is a leftover Bedfellow head that now gets used as a ball. I left the yarn string on it and the kids love to chuck it. The eyes and nose were done in Photoshop. Sorry, I don't remember too much about yarns and needle sizes.

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Blogger Mom2fur said...

I'm sorry, but I just started cracking up at that weird baby head--had visions of it being tossed around with those creepy eyes. Then I read that it was just a photoshop trick...dang, you should put eyes on it just because that would be funny.
Honestly, though, I wish I could knit like that. I'm a crocheter, and the occasional simple scarf is about the extent of my knitting.

Thu Jan 31, 01:32:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Molly said...

A very cute post, especially the Photoshop weird baby head eyes. Love it!

Thu Jan 31, 04:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger OldRound said...

Twice now, and nothing about the actual bees on the hat. Are they buttons? Tres cute.
I wait to see your completed sweater. I feel now like I've retired from knitting. I spend so much time planning for it.

Thu Jan 31, 05:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Terra said...

I have not made the sophisticated jacket so can't comment on it, but for a first sweater I would highly rec anything from Stephanie Japel. I am a freakishly tall and ample busted mama and everything I have made from her fitted knits book has looked great. The extra bonus is that it is all knit from the top down and you can try it on as you go so you get the best fit.

Thu Jan 31, 08:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

I have a friend who started the jacket. I think it's still a moldering WIP though. I like it, especially the red buttons. I'll make it with you - The Thick Waisted Knit-a-long.

Thu Jan 31, 11:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Thanks, everyone.

OldRound: They are bee buttons. If I ever find them and your address at the same time, I'll send you some.

Wed Feb 06, 08:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger OldRound said...

That would be serendipity!
Is it spring yet?

Sat Feb 16, 06:23:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lisa said...

Another sweater that's flattering to every figure, in the same kind of shape (and easy to knit):
Pullover Flair by
Ann Budd, Interweave Knits Spring 2006

Tue Mar 18, 02:39:00 PM PDT  

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