Friday, 2 December 2011

The Bright Cave*

So, as I mentioned yesterday, I finished boyfriend's hat:
Hmmm, headless hats look a funny shape, don't they?!

As with his socks, he was extremely excited and grateful for his hat... There was a small amount of dancing in front of the mirror, followed by a little song... No, really *laughs* I won't embarrass him by recounting it here, but it was to the tune of "the sun has got his hat on" and was very cute.

It's quite hard to take a picture of hat-on-head when the wearer doesn't want his face in the picture *rolls eyes* 

As you can see from the picture, he likes his hats slightly shorter than most people, which has the excellent result of leaving me enough yarn for a (non-matching!) hat of my own. Following Tink's suggestion yesterday, I used the decreases from the Watchman's Hat pattern, which I think look really cool:


I love the way the varied colours in the yarn seem to spiral.

Details:
Pattern: 2x2 rib, shorter than most hats, Watchman's hat decreases
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, in Marine (love this yarn!)
Love?: Oh yeah, he seems to love it *laughs* He refused to take it off for some time in fact ;)


*"Everywhere you hang your hat is home. Home is the bright cave under the hat" - Lance Morrow



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28 comments:

  1. Love your decreasing- looks great!

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  2. looks awesome! Love the colour :)Have a fab weekend! x

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  3. Wonderful hat!! There's nothing better than a happy man in a hand made gift!

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  4. It looks great! I love the colour and the decreases look wonderful and so neat! It's great that he's so happy with his hat! I hope my husband's as happy when I finish his!

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  5. A great job! The boyfriend hat is becoming my 2011 gift hat of the year, I just cast on my 4th and only have one more to go after this!
    Have a great weekend.
    xx

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  6. Glad the decreases worked out. The hat is great and LOVE the quote.

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  7. Funny he likes his shorter. My hubby makes me make them a row or two longer! The hat is such a pretty color, nicely done!

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  8. Beautiful!!! You are SO lucky to have an appreciative OH as my husband stated quite clearly there is no point me making him a hat or socks or anything because he won't wear them! *tut* The only thing he is interested in is a big baggy jumper but as 6'4" and a rugby player's build, he has absolutely NO chance of that.

    Anyway, rant over. Hope you have a lovely weekend xxxx

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  9. That is the bestest malabrigo hat EVER!!!! I am really wanting to cast on a hat, but I must finish a sweater....

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  10. The boyfriend's reaction is important for others wishing to be considered knit-worthy... Singing, dancing and admiring oneself in the mirror all serve to increase one's knit-worthyness.

    :-D

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  11. Wonderful hat and now you get one too!

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  12. The hat's great, well done :D

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  13. Ooh! Look at that spiral! So cool.

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  14. Excellent hat! It looks great on. I love hearing how excited your boyfriend was to get it. He's so knitworthy:)

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  15. That is a great hat. I'm going to have to look up those decreases.

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  16. I love it when something you've made is so gratefully received. Well done
    x

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  17. The hat is awesome! How fun to have such a grateful knitted gift recipient! Hold on to that one!

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  18. Great hat. And isn't nice when you get a little dance for a gift??

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  19. it looks awesome! I love love love when recipients are grateful for their knitted presents =)

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  20. Now I hafta go look up Watchman's Hat ...

    It's great, I'm glad he likes it enough to sing about!

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  21. A very nice hat indeed. Lovely color and I do really like the decreases. Nice job!

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  22. Very nice! It's always great when the person you are making it for appreciates your efforts!

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  23. Super hat, love the colour. I think you have persuaded me to treat myself to some malabrigo

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