I was showing some of my old hats to another knitter a couple of weeks ago, including the one I showed the other day. Her immediate reaction was “you should do this one again in black and white with a big fuchsia pom-pom”. There were only two things wrong with that. I rarely do any hat more than once, and I don’t really like pom-poms per se. I did however love her idea for the colour scheme. This is one of two hats ideas her comment gave me. The other one is still on the needles. I put a big one of my i-cord roses on top because I do like making them. I couldn’t decide whether to turn the brim up or not, I have photographed it both ways.
I am actually considering breaking into publishing a pattern (say it ain’t so). I thought I might try to put this one on ravelry. I have never actually been to ravelry, although I have been told to go there many times. I guess I will have to if I am actually going to do this.
love this hat Gillian. I find the folded brim fits a little better as it doesn’t sag in the back because it is a little shorter and sits closer to the head…but both ways of wearing it are wonderful
I think you should publish some of your patterns on Ravelry. I was showing your hats to a niece and there was one she wanted me to knit for her.
Hi I like the one with the folded brim. And the black and white is really striking. Janice
that’s the way I was leaning too…sometimes I just stay married to the original concept even after it outlives it’s usefulness….