Saturday, January 19, 2013

Orchids & fairy lights.

I still haven't decided if I'm one of those people who can pull off wearing a hat or not. But I really love this one. :)

Please do excuse the awkward self-portraits. I wore it out in the snow and figured it would be easier to just take some myself while I had my camera with me. :)

The pattern is orchids & fairy lights, by tiny owl knits. At first the pattern seemed difficult, but after you get through that first of the four repeats of the design, it gets easier. This was my second cables project and my first time making bobbles.

By the way, this is supposed to be a slouchy hat. Well, as you can see, apparently I have an abnormally large head. :) It's not tight, but there's nothing slouchy about it, except that maybe it's a couple of inches taller than a beanie-style hat. I'm a little disappointed that I still haven't been able to see how slouchy hats look on me, but I still love it.

I already had this one random skein of purple wool yarn...I think I originally bought it for the Hermione hat but ended up not using it. The above pictures are more accurate, color-wise. It's not blueish like the next two make it look.

Until next time,


  1. SO cute!! I like it non-slouchy and I am quite impressed by your knitting!

  2. I think your hat turned out great! I can relate, though, to having trouble finding hats that fit "right" -- I have that problem myself. :P


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