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Topic: one pattern, two very different hats [pic heavy]  (Read 1088 times)
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« on: February 28, 2010 08:42:10 PM »

I've now made two hats based on the cabled newsboy pattern (from Stitch n' Bitch Nation) and neither of them have brims which is the whole reason I learned this pattern in the first place! (semi-frustrating  Undecided)

hat version 2.0 (the most recent):

found one skein of this lovely wool/mohair blend yarn at a thrift store for 75 cents! the golden yellow color is so great:

and this time I made it fit well too:

I had to go down a needle size and decrease the stitch count (by about 36 i think) to use this yarn, but it actually turned out to be a good use of the yarn. Sadly, I did not have enough left over to make a brim.

hat version 1.0 (the first attempt):

I like having a really slouchy hat, and the color is better in person:

however, I realized after I finished the purple version over Christmas break that I wouldn't want a brim on a hat that slouchy, even though I have the yarn for it.

And there you have itone day I will make another version with a brim!!

« Last Edit: February 28, 2010 10:41:14 PM by bethanyjoyce » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010 04:31:49 AM »

what lovely hats! I love both styles and colors you used, they look so warm too.

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