20 02 2012

knitted hat with crocheted pom-pom

I’ve made this knitted hat for my friend’s birthday. She is a hat collector who has a lot of fashion hats but not much hats for daily use. Therefore, my concept was to make a cute warm hat which goes well with different outfits. I’ve used mocha colour alpaca wool for the hat section and off-white colour silk and wool mix yarn with bits of mohair and polyamide for the pom-pom section. I think it’s great and I wish it was mine.

I’ve made the folded up ribbed section wide to keep her ears warm (and just because I like rib stitch). I tried to make the hat not too deep otherwise it will keep coming down to cover her eyes as well!

The main part of the hat is done by moss stitch which also adds some thickness for warmth by its waffle-like texture.

Although I was planning to make a basic hat, I couldn’t resist adding something different. So I’ve decided to make a crocheted pom-pom. I think it looks like a pine cone, cute. Hmm, I might be doing crocheted pine cones for next Chirstmas…

And inside, I’ve added my personal label with her birthday. It’s a curse so that my friend can’t throw it away easily. But luckily, she is in love with it so it shouldn’t be a problem. Happy Birthday!


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