Posts Tagged 'hat'

Hats 185 and 186: :O I could wear them!

Two tiny hats on one ordinary sized head

Cunningly held invisibly in place by... hatpins?

Can you believe, it never occurred to me to *wear* the things? It took me 184 hats to work that out. It’s not like there’s anything to discourage me from wearing them, amirite?

(No, Lottie, you are not rite.)

PS: I am up to date! Hurrah! And I’m having a couple of days of being a hermit, so I hope to *stay* that way, too.

Hats 182 to 184: Biggles

Three striped hats with big bobbles, in the wool box


These hats are extremely bobbled.

With Big bobbles.


Hat 179: Firefly’s Jayne Cobb

A large hat made to look like Jayne's (from Firefly), and a weeny one to match

"The hero of Canton, the man they call..." What's his name again?

I know I probably sound like a broken record, but look I made a Jayne hat – in miniature! This one is my Jayne hat, the first one will soon be on its way to PolyWolf. (Click for awesome blog.)

Here’s the project page, and here’s the original pattern. 🙂

Hats 170-173: Allergicked

Four striped hats, two with bobbles and one with earflaps, clustered around the base of a lamp.


This isn’t a lazy photo. Ono. I worked really hard to get them all to stay on the base of this lamp, and I even spent 4 hours on a train today coming back from seeing my family for a few days. I managed to knit a hat most days, but I am one behind. So I hope to get two done tomorrow and be up to date.

I am so sneezy! My parents have 4 cats, and they’re all super chubby and allergic-making, so anti-histamines just don’t cut it. 😦 My flat is such a relief, because of the bald carpets and lino and leather sofas – minimal cat hair. Rosa doesn’t seem to be as allergicking as those family cats, either. Phew!

Not my hats: Guest-blogger Frances takes the stage

Super-cute eco-hat with fascinating texture

Hello this is Fran, I want to blog a very special hat today 🙂 This was my first ever innocent smoothie hat. It was knitted under Lottie’s helpful supervision on a foggy day in lovely Wales. Sadly it never made it to innocent last year and has just been unearthed as I’m packing ready to move house. It was made with lovely eco wool (apparently) and it turned my fingers green!

Hats 160 and 161: Spot the hats

It's hidden in plain sight!

A clue? You want a *clue*?

Here are two hats made with that pink Luxury Soft Cotton DK by Sirdar. (In case you are curious, it’s a very splitty and slippery yarn, but makes a nice soft fabric with a lovely drape.) One is using some of the 5-ply from the Epic Shawl.

As you can see, I got my issue 17 of The Knitter through the post today. It was in a special offer – I get three issues worth £5.99 in the shops, plus a free craft caddy, for £1! Yes, that is ONE BRITISH POUND.

In other news, I have made a nice header! I win!

ETA: You may enjoy following my friend Mazzle’s blog, which can be found over at – do iiiiit!

Hats 157 to 159: Digital Economy Bill / Return of the Kirstikins

Three striped hats in front of a rain-spattered window, facing a brightly lit alleyway

Go into the light!

These smoothie hats are going to the big supermarket in the sky. Sir Kirsdy chose the colours for the orange and purple one in the middle, using up the last of the fluorescent orange. I am still debating internally whether it was wise to let her pick. But then, orange and purple are very fruity colours so they’re actually rather suitable, innit?

Moving on to a pretty groovy subject that is currently in, hip and down with the kids – the Digital Economy Bill. (Link to page on parliament website.)

Here is a video from the demo yesterday.

Here is a hashtag search for #debill on Twitter.

Here’s a quote of what Cory Doctorow said there.

So imagine if I said to you that I had a single wire that could deliver in it freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, access to communities, ideas and tools, access to education, to civic engagement, to politics, to everything that matters in the 21st century, and then I said that we’re gonna take that wire, and regulate it as though we’re a glorified way for getting Lily Allen tracks without paying for them and downloading Police Academy sequels. You’d say I was mad, but that’s what’s on the plate today with the Digital Economy Bill.

They’ve only gone and put the debate about the digital economy bill on at the same time as something to do with dissolving parliament so there’s a real risk of it getting rushed into law. (27,000 people in 26 countries say that access to the internet is a human right, and this bill will give the government power to cut anyone off from the internet.)

It’s basically a bill to keep the rich getting richer – those people who hold copyright are worried that a small percentage of their income isn’t coming in because of downloads, when people who illegally download spend twice as much on media as people who don’t.

I’d really appreciate it if you would write to your MP – here’s a very easy link to do it all online.

Thank you for reading. 🙂

Very Exclusive Item

Green and orange striped hat with matching bobble, blue fringe and purple ear-flaps

Classy; it's modeled on a bottle of cheap cider to emphasise the futility of capitalism.

I first met Roger in Milan, darling, at a fashion show that he was hosting. At the time he was just starting out, and now he’s so fabulous that he has to avoid the public eye at all costs. Last time he went to a show the paparazzi turned up and two guests died in the rush of fans. To avoid further fatalities, he had to get plastic surgery so that he wouldn’t get mobbed. Obviously I can’t show a photo of his current appearance, but you’ll surely recognise his previous visage.

Anyway, he was kind enough to design this beautiful piece for me, and dedicated fans will recognise his style. We have fluorescent orange and green stripes, with a blue/yellow/purple fringe and matching purple earflaps. The green and orange bobble accents the overall look, I think.

This is actually Edna Mode from "The Incredibles", in   case you have that tip-of-the-tongue thing going on.

Don't bother looking for him, he doesn't look like this any more

He’s keeping it for his egg, which is why it doesn’t count towards the final 365, but I feel privileged to have made such an exclusive item. Ta, Rog. 😀

Hats 152-154: Multiple choice

Three hats on a box

Rawr! (That is my default caption if I can't think of anything else)

This photo, to me, looks like “pick one of these options” – would you like fluffy, a bobble, or just stripes?

Hats 141 and 142: For the auto-condimentors out there

Two hats, each on a salt/pepper grinder, and a very blue sky

Nom. Omnomnomnom.

It’s a beautiful day! So I left the top of the photo in, to show you. 🙂

Anyway, voila. Two hats, I made them last night, I’m still four hats behind. I should be able to catch up a little bit more today. I may also do a bit more on my shawl. Then I would like to get some fresh air, perhaps by going for a bimble in a direction I have never bimbled in before.

In these hats, I don’t know where but there is definitely some King Cole Merino DK, I think this was the grey-blue stripe on the left, bouncy. And there is also some Patons DK, I think that’s the blueyness on the left, which is gorgeous! I am dubious about the naturalness of the fibre and dyes, but the colours are so rich and bright. Who knew dark colours could also be bright? So that’s probably Patons DK, but it might not be.

Anyway, love to all the auto-condimentors! (That’s people who put condiments, such as salt and pepper, on their food before even tasting it.)

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