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« on: January 23, 2012 03:30:20 AM »

This year, I knew I need to make myself new hats. The old ones are still ok, but a girl needs a new style every so ofte, right ? ;-)
Last week I was working on a cardigan for my niece, and finally worked on inserting this daisy pattern I've been dreaming about for years. I searched high and low in all my stitch dictionaries, and all the flower motifs I found were not right: either too fussy or complicated, or just not the right look.

Then I found one that looked nice in a vintage french "Mon tricot". Tried it, found that the petals just didn't look right on the second row, "fixed" that with a couple modifications... It looked great on the baby cardigan... but I KNEW it begged to become a hat as well !!

I grabbed some Malabrigo merino that used to be a bright yellow, which I re-dyed apple green a couple years ago (yep, sort of a long-haul project :-P ) and started crocheting furiously.. I even took it to my new knitting group (first meeting that night)... and came out with a new hat !!

I just love it, love the color and the way this yarn works out with this pattern !

I hope you'll like it too :-)

Oh btw: Marguerite = daisy in french (I'm french!)   :-)
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012 03:42:23 AM »

Magnifique!  Cheesy Just love the colour (green is my fav) and the flowers are indeed just right.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012 05:25:12 AM »

Very pretty! Ah, the treasures of old craft magazines! Great job on tweaking the pattern, I already loved the hat in the thumbnail.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012 06:40:51 AM »

Oh how clever!  I love the way the design looks and the colors are lovely!
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012 06:52:00 AM »

Beautifully done!  The flowers are perfect!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012 06:52:30 AM »

Merci everyone !!   Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012 07:16:24 AM »

Beautiful!  The yarn and the pattern are parfaite!  Not sure if my French is...Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012 10:42:55 AM »

The color is lovely, and it looks very well made Smiley
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