Thursday, November 6, 2008

Z's Slouch Hat

Thanks for the political sympathy everyone. I've had my day of mourning and now I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things....

Like Zuleika's slouch hat! Friggin awesome pattern!




Most beanies look like crap on me because my hair is too big and curly. Hubby likes to tell me how large and alien-like my head looks in beanies. Sweet guy. But this slouch hat has enough room to balance out my curls and not give me the dreaded triangle hair. Its hubby approved.




I experimented with different hook sizes to get different size hats. This blue one fits me best. I used an I hook and less than a skein of TLC Heathers (ww). I started it on the subway going to work and finished it the same night.



The cabling pattern is easier to see with this tan hat. I'm petrified of crochet cables but these were really easy to understand. I felt like a doofus for not trying before.



This is the smallest of the three I made since it was made with an H hook. Fits great as a beanie or a perfectly Piper sized slouch hat.



This black one is the biggest I made, using a J hook. This one is way too big for my head. My friend Desiree really liked this one best for herself though, because she's got a massive amount of hair that she could easily tuck into the hat.



Its nearly impossible to see the cabling pattern with this one, sorry. Getting home after dark means a lot less natural light for me to work with when taking pics.

And just because I can't think of a proper or funny way to end this post, I'll leave you with this gem:


10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I think it looks great! And I think you have the perfect hair for these hats.

Bezzie said...

Yup Curlies can wear Slouchies and Flatties can wear Beanies. Except this Flattie gets hat hair after taking off a Beanie!!

Cute hats!

Lesalicious said...

Love the slouch hat you did. You did great. Noticed that your hair is starting to get long again. See it didn't take long lol. :) great job on the hats.:)

Cami said...

Love love love the hat! Super cute!

The Elusive Loo said...

Nice hat - I love the colour of the blue one.

Riohnna said...

I love the cat pic! And that hat is awesome! THAT is a hat I would wear!

Anonymous said...

wi wi... i like a lot!! ps, I love the cat in the hard drive!! hahaha. Anony Joyce

Laura said...

Very pretty hat! I think you have beautiful hair - I'd trade with you in a minute!

I rarely wear hats, because I almost always have my hair in a ponytail. Same with my daughter - she almost always has a ponytail too (her hair bothers her when it's down) so she rarely wears hats either.

My cat likes to lie behind my computer monitor, and swing at my hands while I type. Good thing she's declawed!

Mimi said...

Love your blue slouch hat! Nice design and looks so good on you :D

Zuleika said...

Oh wow it looks great on you! You've really made my day, and I'm so relieved you liked the pattern.
All of the hats look great, you've really been busy. :-)