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FO: Slouchy Beret

Pattern: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted

UntitledJust missed Friday, but I figure if I haven’t gone to bed yet it still counts as day 8! AND FO Friday! Haven’t had one of these in a while.

I made a slouchy beret! Like 2 years ago! I’m really far behind on finished object posts!

Was this hat a sad attempt to be in style? Maybe, but I think saying “in style” disqualifies it from ever being trendy.

This one was frustrating to make simply because I didn’t trust the pattern. Trust the pattern, people. The yarn was/is so yummy and nice to work with. I’m 99% sure I used Malabrigo yarn, but apparently, I didn’t write it down in Ravelry and I am not searching my stash for it at 11:57 at night.

I do like the hat, though it took a while to get used to it. It just doesn’t feel as secure as a “normal” hat feels, but it doesn’t fall off so I consider that a win. It is surprisingly warm, which was much loved this winter.

It’s late and my thoughts apparently are like an old wire. Hat was made. Stop. It is warm. Stop. Go to bed. Stop.

Of course, a little someone likes the hat, too.

Of course, a little someone likes the hat, too.

FO: Flower Hat

Pattern: OP’s
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US 7

Still way behind on finished object posts, but here’s another for FO Friday!


The colors are weird in this shot.

First let me start by saying this is 90% my daughter’s design. OP wanted a hat with flowers. She picked a flower chart from several given to her and chose the colors. I used double knitting to give her two hats in one (and because I had never tried it). I did ask her to change from blue and green to a combination because I’m old and the two were way to similar for my elderly eyes.


The reverse side and more accurate representation of the colors.

Double knitting was interesting. I love Fair Isle and thought it would be just as easy and fun (Yes, I find it fun. I’m a geek), but it was a headache. I did start to get it down and after a while it wasn’t so bad. I’d even do it again.


The fifth time I cast on.

Sadly, the child doesn’t wear it much. Before I could finish it, she was given another hat and that became her favorite, which is fine. The other hat is cute and I did knit the flower hat a little big so she could grow into it. When it is really cold, she does pull the flower hat out (two layers of knitting it is WARM) and I have been known to steal it on occasion. Hey, she stole Maluka so it is only fair.


It should be noted that the child has recently been sold to gypsies because she asked that I make her another hat. One that is purple and pink with all kinds of things that start with ‘P’ on it.

FO: Charity Hat

Pattern: Marcie’s Epilogue
Yarn: Forest Edge Farm Angora
Needles: ??? US 10, maybe? I need to keep better track of these things.


Warning: bad phone picture to port.

It’s FO Friday!!! Do you see what I did there? I declared Fridays to be FO Fridays!!! I suspect it’s only going to last about 4 weeks, maybe 5, until I run through the queue of finished projects. I doubt I’m going to keep up the trend, but still. Work with me.

Remember  Operation Provide Warmth? I think they are still accepting items. I made this hat for them in hopes someone who is going through an extremely rough winter would have something warm and super snuggly on their heads. And this yarn is super snuggly. A coworker gave the angora to me when she realized she was allergic. It’s like petting the actual bunny it came from.

Last I heard from the OPW site (which I think was around Christmas), people are still without power. That’s right. No power in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. So if you can knit/crochet something really, really fast go do it and send it to the coordinator.


Oh look, I’m trying to look like a teenager.


FO: Heart Hat and Warmers

Hat Pattern: My Own
Handwarmers: Sucky Thumb Mitts
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport
Needles: I don’t remember. AUGH!!!!


She seemed to like the handwarmers overall

Yes, it’s another hat and handwarmer set, but I have both a niece and nephew. They must each get something to fight off jealousy. Granted, both are 1+ but still.


As soon as the hat went on, it came off.

Since I need practice working with 2 colors, I decided to make the hat my practice piece. My original intent was less hearts and a bit more background color, but it had a mind of it’s own. I like it a lot even with the changes. I am hoping to make a pattern for this hat, but I will make it a little more like what was in my head.

She wouldn't leave the hat on.

A bit too long on top.

There are a few things that I wish I had done differently. The hat is too long. I’ve been thinking about slouchy hats lately, and I sort of knit it with that in mind. I’m just not sure it worked well in this style with this yarn. Of course she didn’t keep the hat on long enough to make sure so I have no idea. Other pictures it looks less pointy.


Less pointy and back seam

I do love the hat, though. A lot. It’s so cute and was a TON of fun to knit. I may become addicted to two-color knitting. Of course, ask me when I finish the Husband’s scarf.



I love the handwamers. It’s the usual pattern and I had no major issues. I think they turned out well and she seemed to like them. At least they stayed on for about 5 minutes–with a one-year-old, I consider that good. Plus, I used up 2 items in my stash! Take that, stash! I will get you down to a reasonable amount yet!

FO: Camo Hat and Handwarmers

Hat Pattern: 1×1 Ribbed Hat
Handwarmers: Sucky Thumb Mitts
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids, Heathers & Twists
Needles: US 6


And why are you making me wear these things?

My nephew moved from a warm climate to a colder one, Chanukah was coming, and I needed to use up my stash that is still going strong at 53 items (with more on the way) *ahem*. Enter, handwarmers and a hat!


She knew these weren't for her and gave them back after modeling them.

I used my standard 1×1 ribbed hat pattern because it just works so well. And that totally sounds like a shameless plug, but I didn’t mean for it to be. Of course now it is a plug. The Sucky Thumb Mitts pattern is a really good one, and I highly recommend it. Between that pattern and my last fingerless gloves project, I think I understand the idea behind the hand warmer construction and may try my hand at creating a pattern that’s in my head. But I’ve digressed, haven’t I?


The finished pieces

I guess I don’t have much to say about the project. It went together really fast and really well. I’m happy with the finished product. I’m a bit of a yarn snob and have had bad luck with Lion’s Brand in the past, but they redeemed themselves with this yarn. It was a good, solid yarn without any breaks. AND I liked the color. I bet it was because my Godson bought it for me.


Handwarmers on my kid.

We’ll see how the nephew takes to them. He may find the yarn tastes better than anything.

Marcie’s Epilogue

There is a local knitting drive for areas hit hard by the hurricanes. Winter is coming soon and some of the areas get extremely cold. What better way to stay warm than with a hat! I decided it was time to resurrect Marcie’s hat and fix what I became annoyed with in the pattern. I liked how the hat looked when it was done, but it didn’t quite work well in practice. So I picked a new yarn (one from my stash) and double stranded it for added warmth, one of the things I wanted to do with the other hat after the fact, and changed how the decreasing worked the crown of the hat. I’m much happier with the finished product.


Marcie’s Epilogue

1 skein Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (190 yards)

1 pair US 8 Circular Needles
1 set US 8 Double Point Needles

Gauge: 15 st = 4″

Notes: The hat is knit with two strands of yarn at a time, called double stranding. The bottom part of the hat is seed stitch. That part should be 2 1/2 to 3 inches long, depending on your preference. The hat photographed is knit with 2 1/2 inches of seed stitch. If 61 stitches doesn’t work for your head, simply add more stitches and follow the decrease as written.



  • Using two strands of yarn at once, loosely cast on 61 stitches.
  • Join making sure not to twist and place marker to designate the row.
  • Knit in seed stitch for 2 1/2 to 3 inches depending on your preference ([k1, p1] to the end of the row and ending on a knit. For the subsequent rows, knit the purls and purl the knits.)
  • Knit every row until the piece measures 5 1/2 inches.

Decreasing for the Crown

  • [K2 K2tog] to the last 3 stitches. K3tog
  • Knit another 3/4 inch.
  • [K2tog K1] to end of row. Switch to the double point needles whenever the hat becomes too small for the circulars.
  • K 3 rows (approx 1/4 inch)
  • [K2tog] to end of row.
  • [K2tog] to end of row. You will end up with an extra stitch, just knit the stitch and end the row.


Cut yarn leaving a 6″ tail. Thread yarn through a tapestry needle and pull yarn through last 4 stitches. Pull tight. Secure the yarn on the inside of the hat and weave in ends.


This is pattern is free for personal, non-commercial use. Further use requires permission from the designer (me). You may not sell or distribute the pattern in any form. You may not sell the any item or items made from this pattern without my permission. You may not use this pattern or items from the pattern for commercial use.


Baby Ruffle Hat

Pattern: Baby Ruffle Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport
Needles: US 2


After making Sheldon, I decided it was important for my little niece to have a hat to match. Not a hat that had turtles on it, because that’s just too overt, but a hat that was the same color. Really, I just had a lot of yarn left. So, on the plane to visit my new niece I began to knit. Technically, I casted on the night before. A few days into the trip, viola! A lovely little hat for a lovely little girl.


The pattern is SO easy that I’m kicking myself for not knowing how to do it on my own. I think if I were to do it again, I’d knit it a smidge longer. Not too much, because then it would be in her eyes, but just a couple rows.