Friday, June 15, 2012

Elegant Hat

Elegant Hat

I think that I've made more hats in the last few months, than in the rest of my life put together.

Between the Beanie Festival and the oodles of chemo caps (too many friends doing chemotherapy this year!) it has been hat, after hat, after hat!

After a while, you just get on a roll with them, and they become second nature.

I really love this latest one.
It's called Elegant Hat and is designed by Kim Guzman.
The pattern is available free online - click here.

The original pattern has a bow, which I've left out in favour of a rose.

Elegant Hat

Actually, the hat itself is simple and elegant. I quite like it without any embellishment at all. 

The band was a bit fiddly to work though. It is done in crab stitch (reverse sc) through the front loops for three rounds. It almost drove me insane for the first two rounds, but by round three I was getting into the swing of it!

And the band really provides some good firm support for the hat, too. Helps it keep its shape. Quite a clever design feature - to add visual interest and support.

Elegant Hat

As you can see... I couldn't leave well enough alone - and I just HAD to embellish the hat!

First there was the simple whip stitch edging.

Elegant Hat

Then a rose.

With a button.

And some leaves.

Elegant Hat

And we're done!

9 comments:

Debbie, said...

What a pretty hat. I love your work and your blog. I've been following for quite some time, just now getting around to posting.

Debbie, said...
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Anonymous said...

You are so talented and generous to share with us.

Twigwoman said...

Not one to wear hats but this one is so special!!!! I might try it!!! ingFeb 31

Twigwoman said...

ooops I guess I typed that gooney code in the wrong place the first time around!

Anonymous said...

i might be missing something, but when I click the link to the Caron hat, it shows the right hat, but the "click to print pdf" opens something completely different (tri-color cloche). i realize this Caron stuff is out of your control, but I just found it curious.

laughing purple goldfish said...

weird... I just checked the link myself.. when I click on PRINTER FRIENDLY PDF it goes to the correct pattern - so I'm not sure what's happening on your end :(

Vaso Tsirtsikou said...
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Vaso Tsirtsikou said...

oh my God!!!... I' m in love with that hat!!... I 'll crochet it as soon as I finish that I 'm crocheting now!!...

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