Sunday, January 13, 2008

Valery Hat

My version of the Valery Hat from Cathy Carron's book "Hip Knit Hats". I usually make my hats too small so I knitted the large size and it is really comfortable. Patons Classic Merino Wool was used triple stranded on size 11 needles. The pattern gauge was 'bulky.' I wanted to dress it up so I made an embellishment using glass silvery beads and pewter charms with leftover felted stars. I like being able to use the hat with or without the doodad by using a safety pin to attach it to the hat. It's the same yarn and embellishment as my felted "Companion" bag, photos below.