If I mention felting again…just shoot me and get it over with…there is sooo much more knitting in a felted hat. I have done 4 of them in a little over a week…I do love how they stand up and hold their shape though.
As you may have gathered in previous posts, Heather is NOT happy with my ‘artistic’ direction. The other day she said the blog has ruined my hat making ability. In her opinion, I am trying too hard to be creative for my fans. I did point out that 20 friends and family and 5 other people following me does not constitute much in the way of fame, but she was having none of that.
I think she just likes plain hats, no bells or whistles, just some pattern stitches and maybe a bobble on top. None of this wacky stuff. And I think she has a point. I do like making the hats with novelty yarn and frills but I am not sure many would wear them, holidays notwithstanding.
For today’s hat, I didn’t want any of the Bernat Boa left over, so I made the topper first. I just kept crocheting chains 8 stitches long and returning to the base with 6 single crochet. I kept this until I thought it had enough spikes. I then cast on 100 stitches and knit until I ran out. I then switched to Patons Classic wool and increased to 150 stitches. After 8 rows, I decreased to 144 then lost 8 stitches every 6 rows.
I love your novelty hats. We need to create a buzz about them somehow so that they are up there with novelty Christmas sweaters. My son asked me if | would knit him a sweater this Christmas – I was over the moon – he was finally seeing some value in all my knitting. All excited, I asked him what kind? what colours? what wool? He then told me he wanted an “ugly” Christmas sweater! My heart fell. I don’t think I have the motivation to knit a man’s sweater like that. All I could mumble was “that would be easy” knowing that anything I knit him, he’d probably consider ugly. Lesson learned that day – sometimes their opinions aren’t worth @#$%%^&*!
yes, Heather was on about ugly Christmas sweaters too. Apparently they are all the rage…