Friday, January 14, 2011

A Distraction

This is the first proto type of a new hat design—The Milk Maid's Bonnet.

It has a lace brim in front, and a tied ruffled peplum back.

It has lots of shaping—short rows in the main body of the hat, along with pleat like decreases in the back, the peplum and brim have short row shaping too.

But I think it's worth it--all the detail make the hat something special.

I jotted down lots of notes as I knit the prototype (in Red Heart). I'll take detailed notes and document the construction details when I make it again, (in a wool) and at the same time tweak some of the details. (For 1, the stitch count was off by 1 stitch, and while I was able to hide it (under the back bow) it would be better if the count was spot on.)

The whole thing is a distraction from what I should be knitting. Before I refine the details of this hat, I'll get back to what I should be doing-- and finish the mystery project!

But it is a pleasant distractions, isn't it?


Judy said...

Kewl, I like it, a lot!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

That's really sweet!

LizzieK8 said...

OMG it's beautiful! I soooooooooo hope you share the pattern!