Tuesday, April 02, 2013

i made a hat... and you can, too!

Happy April!  
Can you believe it?  
April!  
Just back from our Spring Break where the boys and I headed to Colorado so the boys could ski.  Libby took a girls trip with her best friend to my extremely fun, awesome sisters home in Florida.  
Everyone was happy.  So, so happy.  Love that.  
I finally finished a hat.  (AND, I have a finished sweater!  Really excited to show that, too!) 
A hat that Nichole designed and is published in the One + One : Hats.
The triangular wedge hat is knit just like that.  In two wedges with opposite patterns.  You then pick up stitches for the crown of the hat.  Nichole knit the pattern in two colors.  I decided to switch it up a bit and knit it in one color.  I must admit, I like it in two colors better, but I like that we can see how one color looks.  
Nichole would love to send one of my readers a copy of the book.  32 patterns in all including this fun to knit gem.  If interested, please leave a comment here before Sunday the 7th 5:00pm EST and I will have the random generator choose the number.

{And that?  That's Charlie.  My now seventeen year old, six foot, skinny, long haired skier. Life is FUN!}

103 comments:

Bethieee said...

Ooh! A book of hat patterns. I'd love some adult hat patterns. All I've knit this summer are baby hats. Thanks!

melissa said...

i always love good hat patterns!

auntie-c said...

Fun stuff!!!

LauraNic said...

oh yes please!!!

Linda S. said...

Yes! I would love the patterns...thank you!

Jill L said...

great hat!

Zenitude said...

Hats are such great quick knits. And a must for cold winters. I would love to win a copy!

The Sampler Girl said...

Oh fun! I'd love to win that book. Looks like an awesome hat.

Tanya

Erin Joy said...

Sounds like a pattern for a great kid! Oh, and the hat is nifty, too. :) Count me in!

Mimi said...

I would love the hat book! Your hat is really beautiful!

knittyk said...

I love to knit hats, wear them and give them as gifts (not the previously worn ones). Thanks for the chance to win.

Grahamber said...

Would love a copy of this book!

Hippie Housewife said...

How fun!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

Looks like a fun pattern, would love to try it...

lilpixie said...

Hats are my instant gratification knit :). Thank you for the lovely giveaway and I love the color of the yarn you chose for your hat. Yum.

sconelady said...

I'd love to add this book to my library!

Wendy Weber said...

The hat pattern sounds interesting, I'd love to try it!

Mandy said...

Would love the pattern book, that hat is neat!

Becky said...

Crossing my fingers! Thanks for the giveaway!

Judith said...

I like the hat and would really like a book of hat patterns!!

stitching under oaks said...

can't believe how big Charlie has gotten...he has changed so much over the years that I've been reading your blog...so fun to see them all growing into who they are! Love the hat...sounds like a fun design to work on. Glad you had a great spring break. Enjoy spring (whenever it gets here!)

Roopali said...

Hatts! Hurray! I am slways looking for new and neat patterns - would love to win!

Brittan said...

what a fun pattern!
Looks wonderful with that long red hair :)

raggedaroundtheedges said...

Fun, fun pattern and I love others in the book. What's more rewarding than knitting a hat.

Lynn said...

Great hat!

ColorSlut said...

The hat is adroable. I can't wait to read about the sweater.

windycityvegan said...

Beautiful patterns! Some of them remind me of Veronik Avery. Thanks for having this giveaway, I would love to own a copy of this book.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty hat!

-Ravnejenta on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hats are one of my favorite projects to knit and wear. Cute hat!
LynnIL ravelry

house on hill road said...

Sounds like you had a great break! The hat is great! (and no reason to throw my name in the drawing)

istuke said...

Love the hat! I would love the book. Thank you!

Julie said...

I've been knitting for six years and have never done a "grown-up" hat! Would love the chance to win!

Maggie O said...

Love the hat...count me in. Handsome model!!

Tobie said...

Looks like a cute hat. I'm always in need of patterns.

Anna in Atlanta said...

I really like the pattern (and the fact that your 17-year-old son will model for you!) Wonder whether a teen boy would prefer the single color, or the two color version? I'm thinking about mine, and I'm not sure. Would love to give it a try, though!

rebecca said...

This hat is awesome! I am going to agree, better in 2 colors. But, the 2 colors looks more girly for some reason. One color is more manly. Probably because most men (in my life at least) don't want to wear colorful hats.

Carolyn said...

Love this hat...thanks for the giveaway! (I really like the one color hat better, I guess I'm in the minority?)

Linda S. said...

Yes, I would love a copy of the book!

jill said...

Oh how my 5'10" thirteen year old would love that hat AND I bet she'd enjoy knitting it for herself.

Melissa said...

Pretty hat - I would love a copy of the book!

jill said...

Oh how my 5'10" thirteen year old would enjoy that hat! And I'm sure she'd enjoy knitting it for herself.

monique said...

I love your hat! I make a lot of mittens and fingerless gloves because they're quick. I think I should start on hats!

Gina said...

What an interesting construction. I'm always looking for new hats to make for my hat-loving adult son.

Amy J said...

Cute hat! So nice that it is teen approved, and willingly worn :)

Knit Picky Knitter said...

I have a red haired Charlie, too. Almost 13 and one of a set of triplets. I think it's time I made my boys some hats...

Martha said...

Love the hat! Can always use more. :)

DiRoma said...

I'd love to win the book! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love that hat!

Mami Dearest said...

I love knitting hats! This would be great to add to my hat pattern collection.

-Bekah- said...

The hat looks great! Can't wait to see the sweater too!

Susan said...

Awesome hat! Can't wait to see the sweater!

Anonymous said...

very nice tutorial. I also found good examples on http://www.facebook.com/CraftsTV1?v=app_190322544333196

Agnes Bresee said...

Neat hat and a great color!

Leslie said...

Love that hat! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynn said...

I love that hat. I checked out the other patterns and there are a lot of great ones. I have only one hat that I knitted for myself, so I would love to win the book. I could try lots of hats for myself and have for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love that hat - I have had mixed success with hats, but want to keep trying!

Angelbis

Debknits said...

I would love these patterns...thank you for the chance to win.

Michelle B said...

I love the look of your hat!

merrilymarylee said...

The hat is wonderful! Looks like it would keep ears from being nipped.

Hats are just my speed. I want that book!

Anonymous said...

I love making hats for my girls! This would be a great book to win.

Ravelry ID: dsmead

Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

Would love to win this book!! Love the hat and Charlie's hair!

Zerlina said...

Beautiful hat, would love to win a copy of the book!

Jennifer Cifelli said...

The patterns in this book look like great fun! Please sign me up for the drawing....

cjosephini said...

I love hats!!

puttermuch said...
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puttermuch said...

What a neat hat....I'd love to win a copy!

Lori

Cindy said...

What a cool hat, I'm always looking for new hat patterns to knit. Thanks!

Lisle said...

Fun hat! And the tall boy will be fun, too. I love mine.

Bogna said...

totally love a copy

Tracey said...

How wonderful!

Kristen said...

Love that hat. And Charlie has BEAUTIFUL red hair. I wish mine was that color@

Sarah Vine said...

Love the hat book!! =0)

Debbie said...

love all of nicoles patterns.I would love to win this giveaway!

Debbie said...

I love nicoles patterns and would love to win this giveaway

PenCraft said...

I could use a few more hat patterns. :)

berrypatch pat said...

Hi Hope you're doing ok now- Getting back to knitting is always good Please put my name in the 'hat too.
Pat Berrypatch

Anonymous said...

love your blog and your knits, thanks for the chance to win :)

Georgi said...

Very cool hat, would love to win the book.
thanks for the chance

PghCathy said...

Hats are always fun to knit. They're a great way to try new yarns & new designs. Add my name to the mix.

Suzanne said...

That's a construction I am totally unfamiliar with but eager to try. Thanks for the heads up...no pun intended.

Kate said...

Very cute hat. I would love to make one just like it.

Anonymous said...

Would love a new book of hat patterns. Thanks again.

Liane

camby said...

Could always use more hat pattern!

Renee N. said...

I love to knit hats! This would be a great book to add to my collection! :)

Memeetricot said...

I'd love this hat book! Please enter me in the draw.

christina said...

book of hat patterns . . . cool!

Susan Fay said...

Would love to have more patterns to knit. Thank you,
Susan

Anonymous said...

Hat Patterns...want! Please pick me!

bethany said...

Great hat! Love it!

Missy K. said...

I would love to win this pattern! Fun!

Loretta said...

If I didn't know any better, I would have thought that was Shawn White modeling that hat!!!
I love your BLOG!!!

Maureen said...

Love knitting hats! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Anni said...

Sounds like fun! :)

Lauren said...

I would love a chance to win as I love knitting hats! Thank you!

Brwngrl said...


I don't like knitting for people but I make an exception if they ask for a hat. Quick, easy and always appreciated by the requestor!

Michelle said...

Oh, wow, would that be awesome! Hats are my go-to gift knit, and I am always on the lookout for new patterns that are interesting for me to knit while still being versatile for the person who receives it to wear!

Debbolib said...

I think I'll just make the deadline. So happy I decided to read blogs this afternoon. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Great hat!

Purltherapy said...

Great hat! I'd love the book. Thanks,
Purltherapy on Ravelry.

Dolisa said...

I love knitting hats! Quick gratification!

Beth W. said...

Love hats! Thanks!
yhime407 on Ravelry

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