Monday, October 27, 2008

The Freedom Hat

I've been busy lately knitting and crocheting hats to send off to Project Warm Hearts Make Warm Hands. I quickly became bored with my existing patterns and starting searching the Net for others. I came across this wonderful pattern at this site. It is aptly named The Freedom Hat because you can vary it in so many ways. It is knit entirely on 5 double pointed needles and a circular. No seaming! Can't beat that with a sharp knitting needle!

Even though I am not the best knitter in the world, I enjoy it and give it my best. Here is a picture of my first Freedom Hat which will now go in the box to send off. I'm already working on another and have several more planned. Having fun now!


Brenda said...

That is so cute.

K.W. Michigan said...

It is so cute! I want one .. I'm not a very good knitter, so I'll try to crochet it. Thanks for the picture.

Life's a Beach! said...

Love the hat! And I wish I knew how to knit. I think it would be a great stress-relieving hobby.


Calypso said...

Very impressive Amigo - you would make Rosy Grier proud! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

That is a very beautiful hat!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are talented. I can just see a little girl wearing that hat, and smiling ear to ear. I hope someone captures her photo when she does, and sends the photo to you. Love the cluster of beads on top.


Islagringo said...

Brenda: Thanks!

KW: I think you would really love this website:

She lives in Australia and only uses recycled and reclaimed yarn! Lots of good crochet projects, very unusual.

Beck: if I can knit, you can knit! Check at your local yarn shop (not Walmart or the like. A real yarn shop) and I am sure they offer lessons and tons of encouragement to get you started.

Calypso: I suppose Rosy Grier is your "macho men can knit" reference but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of regular guys who knit out there. I do get some interesting stares on the few occassions I knit in public!

anonymous: thank you.

Jan: because I use the crochet cast on with circular needles, a small hole is left at the top. I didn't want to use a pompon or anything like that which I felt was not fitting with the feel of the hat, thus the beads. They actually jiggle a bit and make a great noise!

Theresa in Mèrida said...

totally cute. I love to knit on double pointed needles. I am not doing much of that now but I did sew several hats and scarves. As soon as I finish my outfit to wear for the 11th, I will go back to sewing for the kids.

Babs said...

Absolutely adorable!

Islagringo said...

Theresa: great to hear from you. Just do what you can do and we'll be happy for that.

babs: thank you

Calypso said...

"...your "macho men can knit" reference but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of regular guys who knit..."

Sorry hombre - I think Rosy Grier helped challenged a ridiculous social cast for men in general - not necessarily "macho" men. And yes I am sure knitting is now an activity done by any brand of folks. 'Didn't mean to offend ;-0