So here is the finished Andean hat I did for the KO - turned out to not be so much of a challenge as I thought! For the last 20 years I've been afraid I would have a big jumbled mess if I tried to do colorwork with a lot of colors, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to do a two color cast on, but finally figured it out with some help here. My 5 yo has decided she wants one too, so I think I will try to figure out how to make the hat just a bit bigger and make her one too. I have never done any pattern adjusting so that will be a challenge in and of itself. If I get that done quickly too, I have two pair of socks on needles that would be a challenge to get done after a second hat. Boy do I feel silly now that I made so much fuss over doing colorwork! This is my 2 1/2 yo showing off her new hat that she doesn't want to take off now. I made a few minor changes to the pattern - I made I-cord instead of twisted cords and I put a pom pom instead of a tassel. Laura really likes the pom pom - the hat is made with Lion brand Microspun and the pom pom is very soft and fluffy!
That is absolutely fantastic! I am crazy about the colors you chose and the pattern itself. You are born for color work, I'd say! :happydance:
:shock: Wow! Excellent job! Very impressive!
That is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job! Is it intarsia or fair isle colorwork? One of these days I'll get brave enough to try something like this. I'm finding nothing is as hard as I thought. :lol:
It is Beautiful...what pattern did you use? I would love to make one for my DS. :inlove:
Thanks everyone! I still feel so silly for choosing it as a KO challenge and then it turned out to be so easy. The colorwork is stranded like fair isle - I'm not sure I did it perfectly but it looks ok. Some of the stitches look a little looser or tighter in areas, but I don't know if the yarn is making it worse or its just that I need more practice. Microspun is a bit difficult to work with, but it is so soft and the pom pom is almost deliciously fluffy! Now to figure out how to make it a bit bigger...
I got it from a small book from Patons called "Small Wonders, trendy accessories for cool kids". I don't know if its still in print as I got it second hand from a friend.
Just stunning! Love it love it love it!
So microspun is good for SOMEthigns. That is just too cute. Good show
Thank you! monzogary -I found the pattern on elann.com ($2.95).hopefully i will do as great job as you did.
:shock: WOW!! That is GORGEOUS!!
(how cute is that little girl, too!!)
I was thinking about posting my first "colorwork" hat, but it looks rather pathetic next to yours :lol: I only used two colors on the whole hat oh well, lol
That is gorgeous. It looks like a ton of work. I love the pom-pom!!!!
I love, love, love it!!!!! I want to make some for my boys!
:cheering: :cheering: Fantastic job!!! Just beautiful! Impressive!
You could try making a hat larger just by using thicker yarn.
oh my word.....that is AMAZING!!
what a beautiful, beautiful hat!
great job and thanks for sharing!!!
I love that hat! :inlove: Wherecan I get the pattern?
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Wonderful job! And it's great that you learned a new skill, and even better that you found it easy!
So very impressive!! And what an adorable model!