I still haven’t run out of old projects to show you! And I’m working away at new ones so I can keep up! Today, I present the beret I made for my best friend. She needed a hat, I was still a very much dabbling beginner and I couldn’t promise to make her one because I was scared of how it would turn out. Also, I luuuuuuv surprizing people! ;))) So this was made in utter secrecy and it was sooo exciting!
It’s a Debbie Bliss pattern, from the first issue of her magazine. I didn’t check gauge, so it came out too big, though looking at other knitters’ projects (I heart Ravelry) I think everyone’s is coming out a bit too big, so maybe it wasn’t just a gauge problem.
In any case, it is extra extra soft and Maja loves it. I’ve made her another hat in the meantime, so this is her reaaaaally-cold-weather hat, while the other one is a more autumn like affair. She sometimes lets me know how the weather is back home by telling me which of the hats I made her she’s wearing… :)
The instructions were very clear and straightforward, though for some reason the hat’s not knit in the round. If I understand correctly, this is quite usual for Debbie Bliss patterns, but there is no design justification for it, so when I made another hat by this pattern I converted it to knit in the round. (More on that one later… ;)
Photos by my talented friend Milena. I wish she lived close by me so I could claim her as my official knitwear photographer.
Have a nice day! :)
Hello dear laddy Knitter, your works are marvelous and posts also, full of lives and happines. Big huge from me.
A lovely hat! Love the colour!
Ja ti se pridružujem u ovoj gore želji – ne samo da bi to bilo totalno zakon, nego bi bi dobila priliku i da povremeno stavim nešto drugo na fotoblog osim još jedne fotke moje sestre (koju više ne mogu fotkat jer je otišla u Zagreb kod muža, nada se nać posao tamo i preselit se skroz – šta ću sad?? Sad moram izać van slikat neke brodove il nešto :D Uf, idem dok je još sunčano…)
Thank you all, I’m happy I bring this blog brings a little cheer to you as well, not just me :) It’s always nice to know I’m not just talking to myself :)
Love the color choice! That looks great on you. I too, have wrangled friends into being “official knitwear photographers” before.