Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hats, hats, hats....

What do you when the weather is mean and bitterly cold? Knit hats!
I'm up to two so far for the month. 

 Because nothing says winter like..............lobsters?!?

These are ROCK lobsters, from Maine. (No joke - the pattern writer is from Maine.) I like the colors and always adore doing some Fair Isle so this one was a winner. Husband loves it, so no complaints there. :)

This a free pattern called 'Graham'.  (And much more navy than this uploaded pic shows. Why does this photo look so different on Blogger than when looking at it in my computer files? Hmmm.) 

It's just your basic hipster, slouchy hat. I like these because I can fit them on my head even when I have my (voluminous) hair up, as I usually do in winter. (My spiral curls are DRIED the eff out and frizzy in this weather and blowing it straight is even WORSE. Can't win. Sigh.) Even if I look like a fool when I do that because the hat sticks out and is all lumpy and bumpy.

They probably would have looked better ON someone but there is no one here atm for that. I feel like I used to use my Monkee as a model but I tried that and the results were...


Not good? 


 Oh well. He tried. I'll have to find another job for him. :)

14 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the lobster, so nice. you did a great job.

Beth said...

Best Hat EVER! And now the B52's song is pounding through my head! Truly love the colors and pattern - wonderful. Poor monkey tried - and I noticed that you did not ask a kitten to model!

Margaret said...

Love the hats. Of course I LOVE the lobster one. So cool! The monkey is pretty cute too. (No, really, he's very very cute.) PS: I'd love to see your curls.

Julie said...

Peeek-a-boo Mr Monkey. he doesn't look too impressed with the beautiful hat!

Annie said...

Fabulous hats! The lobster pattern is so cool and I love the colors.

I'd like to make that Graham hat. I have so much trouble getting them to be the right size. Did you knit the 'large' size? I like a place for my hair too!

Vickie said...

You are SO talented! Your husband has himself an awesome hat.
Yes, your hat does not come across as navy at all here. I like it though.

Maggie said...

Both hats are great :-)
I'd love to be able to wear a woolly hat in winter, sadly i just cannot carry off a hat, any hat, just ask my girls, they fall about laughing whenever i put on a hat.

Paula said...

LOVE that lobster hat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dee said...

Cute hats! Who doesn't love a lobster!!!!

Monkey already HAS a job and he's doing it well. His job is to be CUTE!

Hair --- oh let's not go there. The static in my hair could light a small city.

Carol said...

Love them both, Melanie, but that lobster hat is amazing!! I can see why your husband likes it... Did you make the monkey, too? What a cutie :)

valerie said...

Cute hats! The lobster one looks like it would be difficult to knit! Awesome hat. And that monkey is too cute for words!

Leslie said...

I think that it's great!!!! I've recently tried to crochet.. hah! Granny square ~ still can't figure it out.
Have a great day friend.

Maggee said...

Great finishes! The lobsters are so cool! Hugs!

Jackie said...

Love, love, love the lobster hat! What yarn did you use?