AccesoryFest 2010: The Hat Edition

I did say that I’ve been busy knitting, did I not? Let’s start with a major stashbust of winter accessories. I love knitting hats. That much is abundantly clear, is it not? I rarely make hats for members of my household because we have so many already. However, Beatrix outgrew her hat from last year so of course, she needed a new one.

A hat for Beatrix

I whipped up a child size Min Ulla because I wanted to have made all four versions of the hat by the end of the winter. This is Version C.

Inside lining, Min Ulla Hat

I love the 8-point star decrease, don’t you? I would use it in every hat if I could.

Min Ulla Hat, Version C

Mr. Frick, of Fricknits fame, received Version B of Min Ulla. When visiting the crafty Frick household a few weeks ago, I learned that Mr. Frick needed a warmer hat for his commute.

for Mr. Frick

What an excellent excuse to make another one of these!

for Mr. Frick

Better yet, the hat arrived in the DC Metro area with two feet of snow for the true Nordic experience! I hope it comes in handy during the great snowmageddon of 2010.

Pattern: Min Ulla Hat, Versions C and B (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Cardinal and Winter White for Beatrix, Turquoise Mix and Winter White for Mr. Frick
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)

Kirsten Kapur published her Wood Hollow hat and mitten pattern just days before a dear friend lamented her inability to find a decent winter cap. I promised mittens too, but they will need to wait until spring because I’m back in the throes of deadline knitting until then.

Wood Hollow Hat

Pattern: Wood Hollow Hat (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Harrisville Designs New England Highland in Midnight Blue
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)

Finally, I dropped some unexciting, stashbusting hats in the mail to add to Liz’s campaign for kids in Nepal.

And that was just hats! Just wait until I tell you about the mittens! I will have two new mitten patterns for you this week. I will publish them as soon as I’ve made the final revisions to my drafts and cleaned up the tutorial photos.

Stay tuned!

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9 comments so far

  1. heather on

    Lovely hats – so nice for this time of year.

  2. rosina on

    I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for several months now… just coming out of the woodwork to say I’m looking forward to your new mitten patterns :)

  3. Lisa on

    Your little daughter is so adorable! What a sweetheart to show us her new hat!

  4. April on

    Such wonderful hats.

    I am sorely tempted to buy all of those patterns now.

  5. Trish on

    Wow – I’m completely inspired! Love those cabled hats!

  6. lauren on

    Ah, so version D is the only remaining one? I love seeing all the different versions of this in one place.

  7. Jacey on

    The hats are darling. There is something so gratifying about knitting a hat: it’s quick, and virtually guaranteed to be worn.

  8. thea on

    Love the hats — and the bonus stashbusting always feels soo good!

  9. iknitipurl on

    Love the hats, they are simply lovely.


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