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 up...it'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!