Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A Knitted Hat and A Crocheted Blanket


We've just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary!

No lounging on a Barbados beach this year!

This photo was taken on our anniversary and by some random quirk of fate, I happen to be wearing the hat I wanted to show you today....

I came across this lovely hat pattern by Balls to the Walls Knits and decided I wanted a slouchy hat of my own.
One of the things I liked about this pattern is that it's knitted on normal needles not circular or double pointed. Here's mine....

Luckily I had some lovely self striping yarn just waiting for this project. 

My hat isn't quite as slouchy as the pattern but I still love it!

(Please excuse the portaloo in the background...our neighbours are having some building work done!)

The lack of slouchiness maybe because I changed the pattern slightly by doing k2tog instead of ssk as I found it quicker and easier but it resulted in a less lacy pattern and hence less loose and slouchy!

This is the first hat, I've knitted and I really enjoyed it although I did go wrong a few times and had to undo! My Mum has asked me to make her one too so hopefully I'll be able to show you her hat next time.

I have gathered lots of free patterns on my Pinterest Board Hats. Please feel free to have a look if you fancy making a hat. There's a mixture of knitted and crocheted patterns and all free (last time I looked!)

As you can see here, we had a smattering of snow a few days ago....

Hooray...the bulbs are pushing'll soon be Spring!

 I recently used some scrap yarn to crochet a blanket for the Spanish Stray Cats.....

They nearly didn't get it as Max was trying to claim it as I was making it!

Thanks for visiting!

Maggie xx


  1. Congratulations, happy anniversary! I love the hat, I like the slouchy design, I'll have to have a peruse over your pinterest board xx

  2. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary :)
    Oh that hat looks lovely, Maggie!!!

  3. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I love the hat, the colour is a delight.

  4. Congratulations, you two! Your hat is extra cute! Aw! Spencer is so adorable, isn't he?

  5. It's a great hat! you are clever. Congratulations to you both you smiley people! X

  6. Happy anniversary to both of you !! Your hat is very nice :)

  7. Happy Anniversary! Your SSC blanket puts mine to shame! Mine look very wobbly next to that one.

  8. P.S. Your slouchy hat is very lovely too.

  9. Great hat and blanket, too. Happy anniversary! You two look so happy together!

  10. Happy Anniversary!!!! I love your hat, it looks great on you! xx

  11. Happy Anniversary....belated! Great picture of the 2 of you! And Spencer with the ball in his mouth...what a hoot he is....still handsome as ever too. I love that hat and the yarn you used worked pretty.
    Your scrap blanket for the cats turned out darling. I don't think you could make anything that wasn't!
    Max is probably just tucking in some good wishes into the blanket. Ha! Ha!


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