Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lotus Flower Moebius Hat

In Cat Bordhi's book "A Treasury of Magical Knitting" she has a pattern for the most beautiful moebius hat I've seen. For six long months I've been wanting to knit that hat, but never had the time - until last week. I had some down time after the craft fair and whipped up this number.

Unfortunately, I really despise doing gauge swatches and and I tend to bind off too tightly. Because of those two issues, my gorgeous hat's brim (where the bind off edge is) is too tight for my noggin, and I should have gone up a needle size (so the hat doesn't look like it is painted on my head).

I'm also a person who hates tearing out my work. I'd rather just start over with new yarn. So Sammie received the ultimate in fashionable hats. It fits her perfectly. Sigh...Did I mention the yarn is a silk blend and is softer than a baby's tushie? Bigger sigh....



At least one of us is pleased. I hope she enjoys it!


12 comments:

Meagan said...

Ahhh ... so cute! Love the color!!

Sparkle said...

I love the hat...sorry though that it doesn't fit you. But love the green too!

Natasha said...

Oh man! I think you just convinced me to buy that book. First the scarves, now the hat. I've been following your blog for a while and never left a comment(stalker). I am a fellow CTMH consultant and knitter!! Thanks for sharing such awesome work.

Alanna said...

What an incredible looking hat. You are soooo talented.

Barb W said...

The hat is lovely, Nona. Such a beautiful color. And a silk blend, too! Well, Sammie looks beautiful in it and you will just have to make another one...for you!

I love the warm feeling of your blog.Such a nice place to visit.
Thanks for sharing...

Be Blessed!
Barb

jennifersimonette said...

I just stumbled upon your blog through my SIL's blog, and I LOVE this hat! What a beautiful little girl!

Ann said...

Nona, you are the most creatively talented person I know. I've knitted since I was a kid and I'm still sending k1p1 scarves to everyone I know whenever I get the knitting bug! You inspire me - if you could whip this out in a few days, then I could possibly get one done in, say, a decade! GORGEOUS!!! And I always love seeing your lovely model on your blog.

Stacy said...

Beautiful hat! Sammie looks so cute with it on!

Lea said...

That hat is AmaZinG!!!! Are you going to have them in your etsy shop? Cause if you do, put me down for one, or one of every color!

Jeanne said...

Nona! I love this! Sammie is the cutest model anywhere (next to my own of course). Love how this hat comes out. Down it goes on my list of things to knit.

Thanks for sharing!

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Well I never would have known there was a problem with it without you teling us. It is a beautiful hat. Your daughter looks so pleased that she got it. See things happen for a reason.

Katie said...

I LOVE this hat - will you be selling these?

Happy Christmas season :)