Monday, June 11, 2007

Finished Flore Hat!

Woohoo! Finally finished the Flore hat from Knitwhits! This also marks the first time I've used my new camera; it has 10 megapixels (my old one was 4), so I'm curious to see what the differences are...

shown in the "Red Pepper" colorway
blocking=stuffed with plastic bags and unceremoniously crammed on top of tupperware

This pattern was pretty fun for me; it's worked in a series of layers. It calls for 2 sets of size 5 16", but I only have one set, so I just used a size 4 as a large stitch holder while I worked on the next layer. I misread the pattern, and did twisted M1's (I know, just making it harder for myself...D'oh!...) Next time, I think I'll try casting on in purl to match the purled third round of every layer (a little OCD, perhaps). Truth be told, there were lots of ends to weave in, and you have to tack down the points of the petals (good Zen exercise), but I didn't mind because the hat is so cute!

10 comments:

  1. oooh, what a cute hat! : )

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  2. Wow, this is totally cute! I love the pattern and the way the colors go along together - perfect!

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  3. 10 MP!!! Wow!Mine has only 5. :o(
    I think I give that one to my husband and buy me a new one (just kidding). The hat is simply gorgeous! Why do only babies get to have such cute hats? Knitwise it looks PERFECT!
    What's next? (jumping up and down)

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  4. Really cute hat! Well done! Methinks this would go well with that baby sweater the Yarn Harlot is obsessed with...(http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2007/06/05/i_can_stop_anytime_i_want.html)

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  5. Oh that's so adorable! What a beautiful hat, and I really like the colors you chose. That's some great knitting!

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  6. the hat is too cute...even being blocked with plastic bags and tupperware!

    looks like you did a great job. i would have a terrible time weaving in all the ends if i were to knit the hat. would the baby know that the ends are loose? ;o}

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  7. That hat is adorable. Hmm, it's so cute, I've added this to my want to make one day list.

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  8. Your petal hat is so cute. I love it!! Looks very difficult, beautiful work :)

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  9. I'm just now catching up on Bloglines but wow- that is a beauty!!!! In retrospect, that hat was totally worth the end weaving and tacking down the petals! Thanks for sending me back to it! Yours looks beautiful!!! The next time I make one of these, I think I'll go with your color scheme!!!

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