Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Finished Object: Jo Is A Sheep Hat

I love me a good hat - and I have to say with all due pride, Jo Is A Sheep Hat is a damn fine hat.

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I started this hat because I saw so many cool versions of it on my friends' blogs, and Lord knows I have an excess of sock yarn in my stash (which in itself is a little silly because I wear sandals as long as I can physically get away with it). I bought this Noro Silk Garden sock yarn a few years ago because I love the autumnal tone of the colours.

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But of course, being Noro, you are going to have your requisite wtfuckery with the shades. After all the beautiful green, rusts, and grey, we segue into... teal and purple. Of course.

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Oh well. What are you going to do?

The Particulars:
Pattern: Sockhead Hat (Rav link)
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn colourway 245
Needles: Knitpicks Size 4 circulars and dpns
Modifications: Not much - I took Cristi's suggestion and went with size 4 needles without worrying about gauge, and my hat is a little shorter than called for by about an inch because I was worried about running out of yarn.

Would I make this pattern again? Most definitely. The pattern was beyond easy, and it was nice to have a lightweight slouchy hat made from sock yarn.

And I want to say something - I don't know whether that top shot was just a lucky one, but I will be 38 in less than 3 weeks, I'm 6+ months pregnant, and I am not wearing any make up other than chapstick in these pictures. Yay me :)

With the exception of the first photo (whichi was taken in my driveway), the rest of the pics in the post were taken in Talley Day Park. The fall foliage here in Delaware is at its peak right now and I am in awe of all the reds, golds, and oranges wherever I go. Here are some examples.

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10 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

You're only wearing chapstick? You look amazing! And so does the hat. =)

Kaye said...

Baa baa Jo Sheep--you have a fine wool hat!

Odie Langley said...

The colors this time of the year are so beautiful everywhere and you captured some in your creation as well. Great pictures and good job on the hat.
odie

Krysstyllanthrox said...

Seeing all these sockheads is making me want to be something of a sheep too...

Discoknits said...

Gorgeous colours Jo. I HAVE to make one. But, oh, the time!!!

Zonda said...

Love your hat! So wished I had used 4's...started decreases on mine tonite finally...will be winging it, I knit the hole hat 4 sts short! You look beautiful btw!

Karen said...

Such a great first photo, pretty lady!

Maybe a second sockhead hat will be on my needles in the near future. :)

kemtee said...

*sigh*

What's it like to be naturally pretty?

Looks fabulous on you. Enjoy it!

Trillian42 said...

That hat is DARLING on you!

And damn. I wish I could get away with just chapstick and look stunning! Must be nice! :)

desiknitter said...

What a lovely hat, and what gorgeous photos! You look beautiful.