Friday, January 21, 2011

I've been making hats.

I have sort of been on a hat kick. Easy to make. Easy to wear.
Simple Hat from Cables Untangled. I really love this hat. The cables are fun and everyone in the family can wear it. Yarn: Cascade 220 tweed. Color, 7612.
Tetsubou by Kristen Johnstone. I was lucky enough to win this pattern over on Kristen's blog. Love this hat and I adore the I-cord tie in the back. Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash.
Zig Zag beanie from Interweave knits, fall 2008. This was fun to make and the yarn I used was so soft and furry. ("Furry" injected by Andrew.)

My good friend, Michelle, is on her way over to help me clean out my closet. We do this a couple of times a year. Seriously, grab a friend, (a friend that can be brutally honest with you) a bottle of wine and try on those clothes! Donate the items you no longer need, wear or that just don't look that good on you. (This is where your lovely, honest friend comes in.)
Have a fantastic weekend!

76 comments:

Anita said...

Oh man, if I were to clean out my closet based on that criteria I probably wouldn't have much left to wear.

Lovely hats, as soon as I finish my shawl I may have to try one.

Sarah Jane said...

Love the zig zag beanie!
And good luck with that closet. I must be getting old when I think that sounds fun!

Anonymous said...

OHHH that tesboutou (sp?) hat!!! I've been dying to make it--so cool you won the pattern. :) looks beautiful--all of them do. :)

Maryse said...

Hope you had fun cleaning up your closet! Our knitting group is having a hat exchange for February and I really enjoy the one I'm knitting! Have a great weekend!

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome hats! I have cables untangled, I'll have to look up that hat. Good luck with your closet cleaning, good idea to have a friend there.

Sarah Jackson said...

Love them! I especially like the cabled hat.

janel said...

What a great post. Love your hats, and I can certainly relate to the fun of hats...thanks for the inspiration..and you look darling in your new creations.

wayside wanderer said...

Super cute hats! I especially like the first one. You have a great hat head. Good luck with the closet.m

Liz said...

oh I have a new goal for the end of january honest closet assessment with friend and wine... love all the hats, and I too have been on a bit of a hat binge, trying to see how many ways I can create the Bramble...

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I especially love the zig zag hat.

Jo @ A life in lists said...

I REALLY need to knit a new hat or two - I keep pulling out the same tired old (shop bought) unflattering hat, but then give into the temptation to knit cute baby knits for the imminent arrival instead of anything sensible for myself.

Bee said...

The Simple Hat is gorgeous. I love the cables. I may just have to queue it on ravelry.

Good luck with your wardrobe sorting!

TD wool design said...

oh, to be able to wear a hat. these are great. love that i-cord!
have cascade 220 for my shalom. a tweed, a little more gold than your color. and i thought i'd get more wear out of shalom right now. but astor is still on the list!!! it's a favorite!
happy weekend!

Faithful Crafter said...

These hats are wonderful, really like the cable one. Um, it would take a glass of wine and a friend, to help me clean out my cloths closet, great suggestion though.

Suzanne said...

How cool that you won such a great pattern! Even better that you have a nice hat head to wear it.

house on hill road said...

cute hats!
i'm doing the closet thing soon. i was in there the other day and saw so many things that need to go!

Anonymous said...

You are so darn cute in your hats.
Alphonse

From All Stitched Up said...

I love the zig zag hat. Don't you always need a warm hat to walk Trouble. I never realized how important a good hat was until I got a dog or two. I cleaned up the china cabinet - does that count? I'm afraid to clean my clothes closet. I won't have anything left.

Kristyn Knits said...

you look fantastic in hats! love each and every one!! and look at you combining all that handmade goodness together. :) I really need a good closet intervention. maybe next week.

Wollgut said...

Oh, I *love* the Tetsubou!

Jane/WTKnits said...

Great selection of hats! Have fun with the wine in the closet!

Hilary said...

Ooooh, great hats! I am loving Testsubou....off to add to the queue....

Kara said...

Yay, a hat parade! They are all so fun.

bostonblacksheep said...

I love all of those hats! They look great! I think I'm going to be on a hat kick after this mitten kick now...

Lorette said...

Great hats! And a great idea to clean the closet with a friend. I was forced to weed mine out when the shelves collapsed...a sign from above, I suspect.

jenmaree said...

Love the hats and the cleaning out with a friend!

amanda said...

I'm thinking my wardrobe needs a Tetsubou!

Andi said...

You have to love hats! That cable hat looks fantastic and great color choice BTW.
Good luck on clearing out the clutter. :)

the treat girl said...

OOOOhh......i love all 3!! I've been on a scarf roll over here, and actually JUST started the Heron this week...I've been wanting to knit that for year! But I'll be sure to sneak a hat or two in as well...thanks for sharing!

Momma Bee said...

I am totally in love with the Tetsubou just added it to my Rav queue!

seashoreknits said...

These are all SO cute but that Tetsubou is just adorable.
Hope you had fun with the closet cleanout!

sapphireblue said...

Great work. I love the cabled hat.

April said...

Such cute hats. I've also been on a knitting kick though with fair isle instead of hats. Hats are next.

Sophie said...

I love the hat on the first picture. The details are awesome! I hope I can find at least, a similar pattern! I need to use up all of the brown sheep yarn i got from the carders, so a hat would make a good project! Good luck with the closet cleaning!

Lucy said...

love them all.

rosemary said...

I enjoy making hats...they are pretty quick...almost instant gratification. I love all of your hats, great patterns. We made your Orange cake from your previous post and loved it. Thanks for the link!Have a great week!

ColorSlut said...

Great hats. They are all perfect. I agree about them being fast and easy and fun to wear. I just wish winter were longer ;)

Linda said...

Very nice hats, I do need to make some now!!

Ally Johnston said...

The hats are awesome, so cute and easy to wear. Love the idea of a closet clean out with the aid of a friend.

stitching under oaks said...

I love to make hats...I just don't wear them nearly enough. Yours are all so great. Stay warm! (and Go Steelers!)

Z of ZKNITZ said...

I've been making nothing but hats myself. It's great.

And I can't beleive how easy they have become.

I like the beanie hat myself.

Very good!

noknittedknickers said...

Just stumbled across your blog for the first time. Love it! And love the hats.

Seanna Lea said...

If I cleaned out my closet with a friend, I would need to buy all new clothing. I haven't done any real clothing shopping (especially for work clothing) in 2 or 3 years. I'm riding on things not falling apart yet.

Trisha said...

Also a total hat fanatic. Such a quick and easy gratification in terms of product. Love these looks, excited to try! Thanks.

Nantucket Dreams said...

haha! sounds like a great way to clean the closet! i have so much that looks good on me, but rarely if ever wear....
i love the hats!!! that second one is so cute and i love the ponytail hole in the back! perfect for me! love that bracelet you are wearing too! don't get rid of that in the closet clean out!

Larissa said...

Love the beanie! You look so good in them - and you choose the best colors.

CuriousJess said...

I love knitting hats too! Which cast on do you use when making hats? I love how quickly they go from start to finish.

kirsten said...

oh, these look so great!
and i agree, you have a great hat head. ;)

Philigry said...

what a great idea!
I love all of the hats!

bluegirl said...

Your hats look so cozy. I love the closet idea and I am now feeling inspired to clean mine out! Thanks, Leslie.

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