Thursday, March 13, 2014

Earthy Delights

Beanie Festival 2014

I've finished my first beanie to send up for sale at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival...

Crazy hats sell so well up there - so I think that this one fits the bill quite nicely!

Beanie Festival 2014

This one is called Earthy Delights.

I'm loving the rich natural colourings - with just a splash of purple for good measure...

Somehow the natural shades tone down the level of craziness, just a little bit. 

Or maybe not!

Beanie Festival 2014

Tell me - would you wear a hat this crazy???

I would. 

And I certainly do... 

But most of my friends and family wouldn't dream of it.

Meanwhile, I'm a biased Mum - but I think my Katie looks just stunning wearing it...

And my favourite shot is this one below, where she can't quite keep a straight face.

Which is fine with me, because I'm sure hats like this are meant to be worn with a smile on your face!

Beanie Festival 2014

8 comments:

Neen said...

I love it. It looks very warm and cosy. If this is beanie no. 1 then I am looking forward to seeing what comes next!

I would wear a crazy beanie ... especially in those earthy tones :)

gaia said...

Lovely!

Bad Kitty Knits said...

LOVE IT !!! I would definitely wear. Pattern?

V.E. (Wales) said...

Brilliant Sharon - I'm sure lots of students in our girls' colleges would wear this with pride in winter (UK)!!. Is the model your daughter? - he has your lovely eyes.......
Val Edwards

V.E. (Wales) said...

OOoops, sorry - SHE has your lovely eyes.......

sheila Ack said...

That's so awesome. I love crazy hats

Debbie said...

I love your way out stuff, Sharon! So creative. Good luck at the festival!

laughing purple goldfish said...

Thanks to all my wonderful friends here for the encouraging feedback...

The model IS one of my daughters, Katie - who is 9 years old.

No pattern unfortunately... It's just a random assortment of yarns and stitches, all kind of tossed in together!