Friday, December 02, 2005

The Tom Hat Finito

Here it is Tom...happy belated birthday!

I must say that I look like Kate Winslet here...no? Very weird, I've never noticed this!
This hat is very hard to photograph. I have tried for 2 days...I know Tom will send me a fabulous photo of himself wearing it!

Started: November 20, 2005
Finished: November 30, 2005
Yarn: Laines Du Nord Dolly Maxi in Ebony x3 balls. This is a very nice merino wool. So soft and bouncy...like DB cashmerino aran...or Zara...very nice. I am not sure on the wear of it yet, I will let you know how the hat holds up.
Pattern: My own! And I will have it available for those that may want it...
It is simple. Knit top down in the round. Casting off for the front and back and working the ear flaps at the same time.

Here is a sad photo of me trying to show the length of the ear flaps...




And my favourite...different ways to wear it Tom!

16 comments:

Angela said...

Very cool! You do look a little Kate Winslet in that first picture.

grumperina said...

The photo where you're wearing it like a turban is too funny!!!

Stephanie said...

A nice hat. I hope Tom likes it. Those ear flaps are just crazy - I'd hurt myself with those suckers.

winnie said...

that is a very lovely hat. consider all the possibilities if you added on more color! do share the pattern with us!

christine said...

Love the hat - the flaps make it ever so versitile!!! Can't wait for that pattern.......:)

ck said...

skkkkiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyy you lost alotta weight sister... I like the hat for me too.
ck

Purly Whites said...

Aaaww, you are so cute! And damn, you are getting thin. Love the hat. I'm sure Tom will love it too. Nice work coming up with the pattern.

Laura said...

The hat looks fab!! And so do you -- so svelte! :) I really like the top you're wearing. Great color.

Wool Winder said...

Very nice. Can't wait to hear how Tom likes it.

Janet said...

Fantastic hat! Love that the flaps are worked at the same time, too. Can't wait for the pattern.

Anna said...

Genius! Scarf and hat, all in one.

eastern white said...

love the hat, great design! and you look fantastic in all the pictures.

Areli said...

What a cool hat. You did an awsome job.

Heather said...

OMG..you look sooooooooooo good..you really have been hitting that elliptical machine.

and the hats nice too!

Julie said...

never mind my post in the pattern page, looks nice. I'm making one for my brother in law out of crazy colored yarn. And yes you do look like Kate Winslet.

maruschka said...

I love all your hats - they are so adorable. Thanks for all the photos. There's nothing as helpful as actually seeing the finished project. We have a website dedicated to hats with earflaps and we're collecting photos. I'd love to include yours with the looooong flaps! They're the longest ones I've seen. Visit us at Sylacauga Phlaphappies and let me know if we can include your photo.

Thanks!