Coronet Hat: finished!
Got some time this afternoon and got the coronet hat finished! It was just a little bit loose/big, but after blocking and drying (okay, and some time in Microwave Time Out…) it fits fine.
This picture shows the color of the wool really well, but washes out the cable. The flash takes away all the shadows that make the cable show up, on top of the fact that the fuzziness of the handspun wool tends to make it a little blurred.
This one shows the cables a lot better, taken without flash… but it’s not quite as crisp because I had to hold it for the longer exposure. But anyway, that’s more what the cables look like.
And here’s me wearing it. This was actually before the block; the top is a little smoother now, but it really doesn’t show in this photo anyway. The other pictures are all post-block.
Beautiful work!! How amazingly satisfying it must be to knit such a cool hat from yarn you spun yourself… Bravo!! 🙂
I really needed to end up with a spun-and-knitted project really quickly, for therapeutic reasons… my previous spinning endeavours several years ago were abandoned because I was just making tiny skeins with no end use. Amazingly enough, the ones that I left wound on a spool, split into a million little pieces – I don’t think they got moths, must have just been the tension and the frustration from not getting used for a project!
i’ve never been able to get the hang of knitting anything more complicated than a scarf. weaving’s more my thing…
Looks good and the hat too. I will have my yarn for you in tow next class night, JP is doing great now and I think I can make it out of the house now.. yea mommy..LOL
What kind of weaving do you do? Almost all of the weaving I’ve done has been narrow-band, but I’d love to learn on a broad loom one of these days. It’s on the To Do List…
Yah, I was thinking that was tomorrow, but the schedule says 20th, is that right??
i learned in high school, of all places…
we used big lobster trap looms (probably not a technical term, but that’s what we called them)… about 5 feet wide, big enough for a decent throw rug or afhgan… i’m a big fan of the herringbone pattern, ina vibrant color with something neutral to offset…
haven’t done it in a while, but when i get enough space, i do believe a loom will be on the to-be-purchased list…
I think so… let me check!
awesome hat. i have much jealousy. however, living in florida does not give one the nice crisp winters in texas – and thusly, no need for said hat. :/
No its the 20th. J said last time I talked to her that it would be two weeks from the 6th. Inless they changed it last class, and no body told me.
Beautiful hat. The picture of you in it def. doesn’t show it off but it does show off your stunning eyes.
Very true. I imagine that there will be like ten days a year when it will actually be NEEDED… but I can probably manage to *enjoy* wearing it more than that. (kind of like how you can enjoy building a fire, even though it’s only sixty degrees and you don’t really need one..)
Just speakin the truth. Isn’t it a bit warm in Texas for knit caps?
i swear we had maybe 6 days this entire season that i actually felt good wearing long sleeves.
Yup. I’ll only have a few days each year that it’ll really be cold enough to justify it. Fortunately, tomorrow’s supposed to be in the mid-20’s… plenty cold for a nice warm hat!
excellent… wow, mid-20’s… that’s only a few degrees warmer than here.
hey do you ever use your Yahoo messenger? I just added you to mine.
I use Yahoo Messenger rarely, basically when I know someone is on and wants to chat with me… I use AOL IM all the time.
AIM seems to crash my laptop… but I’m often on Yahoo.. like now… *Coffhintsayhicoff*
You finished it just in time! 🙂
It’s a lovely hat, and looks good on you.
That’s beautiful work!
Yah, my ears were toasty warm this morning! It’s not often that we have good heavy-wooly-hat weather.
It was so nice – today was one of our coldest so far this year, and I got to wear the spiffy new hat to keep my ears warm.
Brilliant. Looks fantastic!
My mom and I keep having a recurring conversation about her teaching me to knit and/or crochet, but have yet to get around to it. I’m going to have to resume pestering her…
Wow what a hat!!
I haven’t knitted in years..though I got admitt watching Lady Di with her needles of fury has stirred up the ole ‘wanna play with yarn bug’ in me.
Though I am not certain I was ever ever good enough to knit a hat like this. Man you got the creative touch.
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Thanks! I’ve been having a blast with it. Spinning the wool was a first for me – the magick of making the raw fiber into the yarn, then working it into the hat, was very satisfying.
My next project, is a red and cream striped night cap. I have half a pound of raw tussah silk fiber, and I want to spin it up and dye half of it red and make a long “elf-style” sleeping cap for my special dream naps. I have used a red ball of yarn as a visualization and dreamwork tool for quite a while now, and sometimes in the “active imagination” sessions will fashion the red yarn into things like nets, items of clothing, ropes, etc. Making an actual dreaming cap is just an extension of that visualization, crafting it firmly on the physical so that the resonance on the astral will be enhanced.
I’ve been thinking that we need a “Stitch & Witch” night somewhere in the Metroplex – similar to the “Stitch & Bitch” idea, but for pagans. I think that there are a lot of us who work with yarn, string, fabric, and thread, and it’s always great to get together and to visit with others about it. There’s something magical about a bunch of people sitting together doing this kind of work.
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Spinning the wool??? Spinning the wool? What the hel? I want some of your your time management expertise man. Spinning the wool? I want to spin wool.
The dream cap is inspired considering your exploration in this field. I agree with your take on the situation. It should greatly enhance your astral journeys.
Your stitch & witch idea reminds me of a t-shirt I have about terrorist sewing circle or something.
I love to quilt as well, but I haven’t done that in years.
Best to you. You are certainly a Rennaissance Man among us.
How do you spin the wool? With a drop spindle? I want to get a drop spindle, but I don’t know what is a good kind to start with. If I spin ya some yarn, will you make me a cute hat? 😉
I spun it using a wheel, although I’ve used a drop spindle before. I don’t really know a good brand or type of drop spindle to suggest – I know there are a bunch out there! I’ve made my own using toy wheels and dowels from the hobby store.
If you spin enough yarn for two hats (one for me, one for you) I’d be happy to knit you one! That deal seems to work well for fiber-arts type trades, because it takes into account the time involved (which we’d never get minimum wage for!). My hat is about 2.5 ounces.
I love the pattern! Where did you find it or did you make it up yourself? I’m going up to Sedona, AZ with my cousin from Minnesota next week. She wants to hit the yarn shops so I’ll be seeking some nice hat yarn.
BTW, I’m happily attached and all that but I must say, you are kindofa cutie. 🙂 (blush)
The hat is “Coronet” from http://www.knitty.com
And thanks again. 😀
Oh good. I was hoping the pattern was a freebie!