Knit like the wind!

Wow. You guys. Thanks. I’m glad you love the scarf as much as I do! I have all kinds of grand plans for the pattern: a scarf version using laceweight yarn (as pictured in the post), a stole version using laceweight yarn (perhaps 24″ X 65″, or something like that), and a chunky scarf version using aran-weight yarn. It’s time to knit like the wind, I tell you!

For the aran-weight version

But I’m a little bit torn because I also have a Rhinebeck hat and pattern to finish! This is proving to be a complicated pattern to write for me, because I have to estimate what it will look like on most people. You see, although I can rock most hats, slouchy ones are difficult. I have short hair which I prefer to wear out of my face and eyes, so a slouchy hat tends to engulf the whole mess despite my best efforts to keep the hat on the crown on my head, all cool-like! I look like I’m wearing a giant shower cap!

Dubious knitter is dubious.

I’ve been working hard to figure out the right hat circumference and slouchiness for the typical woman with a longer hairdo. And of course there’s the issue of knitting a version that’s not Smarties-colored :).

Curious kitty is curious.

This one is much more sophisticated, if you ask me. It’s knit out of Lorna’s Laces Lion and Lamb, in the charcoal and brick colorways. Very appropriate for fall! You can see that despite the chilly weather I have the fan going again, to dry the hat quicker, haha! I’m hoping that this version will be the last one. I know I have to go back and tweak the ribbing a little bit, but I’m hoping to do so Ć  la Operation Orange Overload, instead of reknitting the whole thing ;). And then, finally, I can work on the lace scarf!


19 thoughts on “Knit like the wind!

  1. YuLian

    Ooh, I can’t wait to see the aran-weight version. I like the new colors of the hat. Much more stylish, but I like the cute colors of the first one too.

  2. Elizabeth in VT

    Great hat, but (like you) Not On Me. The scarf, on the other hand … I can hardly wait for a pattern.

  3. Sally

    OMG! I have been following this blog for about a year now (enjoying the knitting inspiration, of course) but HOPING to see a photo worthy of the moniker “grumperina.” I. love. it. Love the hat too!

  4. GinkgoKnits

    Living in California means that I can knit lots of hats as gifts, but I don’t actually have to find one that suits my face/hair since they’re not required winter equipment.

    What is the white object? Photo equipment? Collapsed mesh laundry hamper? I guess I’m just as curious as your cat!

  5. Gail H.

    That is definitely a grumpy face! I like the Smarties colors but the Lorna’s Laces colorway is very attractive.

  6. Bernadette

    I love the new hat (and the charcoal/brick colorway). The photo of you modeling the “Smarties colorway” sample is hilarious! Hope to see you (and lots of other Ravelers) at Rhinebeck!! šŸ™‚

  7. Rebecca

    What a great grumpy face!!!! personally I like the smarties colorway…good luck with the windy needles…lately it’s been blowing quite a bit on the northshore…

  8. Shelda

    I’m wondering about that drying rack thingie too. What *is* that? šŸ˜‰

    And it is a good grumpy face, for sure!

  9. Lillie

    I have the same problem with my hair. In fact, sometimes I look at your hat pictures to see how to wear one on me. Our haircuts are very similar, and my hair is possibly even finer. That grumpy picture does make it look like you have a chemo cap on. šŸ˜‰

  10. Pat

    Came to the post late but LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf. Can’t wait till you pattern it. You will pattern it, right?

    I have short hair too. Berets just don’t work. Pillbox does sometimes. Would you consider designing a pretty pillbox or something thats not a watchcap style for short hair?

  11. TracyKM

    I really wanted to love slouchy hats, but don’t. It seems most who like them have shorter hair than me (more like your length), and it perches cutely over the hair. When I try one, it just doesn’t sit right on my long hair. I feel like I should be tucking my hair in like a shower cap, LOL.

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