Here are two more hats I made with Bernat Twist and Twirl. My mum saw me making the other hats. She thought this meant I really liked the yarn, so she bought me two more balls…gee, thanks mum. I made these hats then I made a scarf to use up the rest and wear with the hats. The nice part…hardly any frills! …lol
I thought this one wasn’t turning out well at all, but I was finishing it at lunch with a friend who said it is her favourite of all the hats she’s seen of mine. I guess there is something for everyone, and as they say, variety is the spice of life, etc. Maybe it was the juxtaposition of the pretty picot frill with the Sons of Anarchy marathon I was watching while knitting it that caused me to think it wasn’t working out. It doesn’t exactly scream biker mayhem, does it?
It would be good for using up lots of ends of balls, because there are only 8 rows total of each colour. I just kept pulling out colours I thought would work, then repeated them each once. Some of the colours would not work together if you only had a few, but with more colours, they blend together and its all good.
I don’t know if it is just me, but I think that there are many more possibilities when designing hats for women. Women can get away with any kind of colour or any amount of frilliness they want, although it still takes a certain personality to pull some more outlandish things off. I can see most of the hats I make being worn by women, but a small subset can also be worn by men. When I look at the hats around me (which of course I do constantly), I think most men tend to wear simple watch caps or ski hats. Of my hats, more of the ones that men might wear are either off white, dark colours or shades of grey.
Unless you are my wonderful nephew Ben, for whom everything in life has always been possible.