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.

Ravelled here.

Have a nice day! :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

5 thoughts on “colorful!

  1. 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…)

  2. 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 :)

  3. Love the color choice! That looks great on you. I too, have wrangled friends into being “official knitwear photographers” before.

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