Saturday, March 12, 2011

Loving this hat!!

I've made a hat that I'm finally happy with! Its the McKinleys Springtime Hat from McKinleys Closet  - I've made a few adaptions to make it adult size (the pattern is originally for newborn and toddler size) but it's exactly what I was looking for. I've used a gorgeous Taupe or grey/brown colour - Shepherd Very Crafty 8ply pure wool.  Now my big girl has her eye on it, luckily it's too big for her but I think I'll do one for her as well.

The Chief is urging me to get his (knitted) hat finished, but I've loving crochet so much at the moment that I'm struggling to pick up the needles again. I'm sure I can manage to do both though :)


Leah said...

Your hat looks amazing! I love the colour. Now all you need is some cold weather!

Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake said...

Love this hat! I promised to make one for a friend and I like this far more than the one I've done, must look at that pattern.
Have a gorgeous weekend
Sandra x

Betsy said...

I'm loving your hat, too! I was wondering if it would be possible to get the modifications you made to make it adult size? I would love to make an adult size hat, but am not good at "winging it". I'd like to make some hats like these to donate for chemo patients. Thank you for considering my request!


Kylie said...

Betsy no problem at all, happy to provide modifications :)

I adapted the toddler size pattern by adding a further 2 rows of hdc after row 7, and then an extra 1 row of the shell pattern.

Have fun - I wore it for the first time on Sunday morning while away on holiday and I just loved how well it fit.

Have a lovely day - Kylie x

Betsy said...

Kylie: Thank you so much! I can't wait to get started making these. They're adorable!