93 thoughts on “One Fine Hat

  1. Beautiful. (The hat, too!) Seriously thinking about using some of my angora-mix/handspun. So delicate looking. As always, thank you for sharing!

  2. Lovely!!! Have I mentioned that I happen to be available for adoption…? Lucky Meg….

  3. All right, I’m going to break with the entirely natural chorus of “Meg so purty,” make like a feminist, and say that in addition to being purty, she also looks smart and kind. Hat’s not too shabby, either. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love that hat and it’s so perfect on your daughter. The color and the flower and her sweet face. Love it all!

  5. I love the beret, my daughter has been begging me for a black one but haven’t found a pattern that matched exactly what she was looking for, that one looks perfect!

  6. That is lovely work (both daughter & hat :). Now I have to dig out my copy of that pattern & make it happen. Fantastic inspiration!

  7. That is ALMOST beautiful enough to make me wish I lived where it got cold enough to be able to wear it!

  8. Beautiful hat, beautiful girl———It does not get any better than that.
    Now about the hat———I loved that hat the first time I saw it. So I copied the pattern and enshrined it in plastic and proceed to knit it——could not for what-ever reason “get” the brioche stitch. Finally gave up in frustration and put it away. Now I have a new reason to knit it. And I am a good reader of instructions. Any suggestions??? Claudia

  9. Beautiful hat, beautiful girl———It does not get any better than that.
    Now about the hat———I loved that hat the first time I saw it. So I copied the pattern and enshrined it in plastic and proceed to knit it——could not for what-ever reason “get” the brioche stitch. Finally gave up in frustration and put it away. Now I have a new reason to knit it. And I am a good reader of instructions. Any suggestions??? Claudia

  10. Nice hat! I just finished a beret for my 9 year old daughter a month ago & she hasn’t taken it off either. I had to hide it for awhile cause seriously it was too much of a good thing for awhile.

  11. You inspired me to look through my back issues of Interweave until I found the pattern! Alas, my mags are not on a new shelf in holders looking all neat and orderly.

  12. Gorgeous! I am so excited that I had cleaned and sorted out my knitting room (thanks to your room as an inspiration!!) and I was able to find this copy and pattern right away. I think this is a sign that I need to finally put off trying a brioche stitch. I can bake brioche, why can’t I knit it? Thanks again for inspiring me.

  13. I’m certain that hat is a much better recipient of your bountiful knitting talents than the ::ahem:: Sweater…
    I love the combo of the two yarns…and it looks stunning on Meg!

  14. I love the “star pattern” that emerges from the decreases at the top of a well knit beret. Subtle, but very pretty.

  15. The hat looks so much better on her than on the pattern model, at least the one I saw. (Or perhaps you are better at taking pictures to show off your work?) Now I can see how charming this hat is, at least when worn by such a beautiful, charming young woman. And she knits, too (a far more important characteristic than mere beauty)!

  16. Allot of people have probablly said what I am going to say. But I love the hat, and megan is a beautiful woman! They both are beautiful!

  17. Love the adorable model (isn’t it great when it’s your own daughter?) Am also a fan of combining two yarns. You can come up with the best texture!

  18. Love the adorable model (isn’t it great when it’s your own daughter?) Am also a fan of combining two yarns. You can come up with the best texture!

  19. They complement each other perfectly! Great color for Megan’s hair and the flower as sweet as your flower. And does the color of the hat bring out lovely blue eyes? Perfect!
    Well, that simply does it! It’s going on my queue.

  20. Well, you may, as you say, have working class breasts, funny shaped toes, and wonky hair, but that chicky of yours….not so much! She looks like one of those beautiful Rowan models. And that hair- could it get any more beautiful in color?
    Oh and the hat is nice too. ๐Ÿ˜€
    All in all, I’d say you’ve done good.

  21. The beautiful young woman wearing the beautiful hat must have a pretty amazing mother who would knit such a thing.

  22. It’s too bad we didn’t get treated to one of Megan’s megawatt smiles, but I can see that would have overpowered a lovely hat.

  23. The hat is only outstripped by your daughter’s hair. What a pretty colour! Both hat and hair that is.

  24. I wish I had a daughter to knit for….I guess I’ll have to make one for myself. They are both gorgeous – thanks for sharing!

  25. Gorgeous: Hat AND daughter!
    I keep staring at the second photo in particular. Sometimes I see a photo that should be send to a modeling agency or something….and then I look at it again and I see the same look I’ve been seeing in my 13 year old lately. Can’t quite put my finger on it LOL.

  26. Gorgeous. I don’t appear to have the kind of hair that allows me to wear a hat like that without looking ridiculous. Something about having short very fine hair and a small head (like I can wear most knit baby hats except they don’t go far enough down my ears).

  27. Amazing what you can make in your “spare”time with things you have around the house. Both Meg and the hat are lovely

  28. The pictures totally turned on my “impulse buying” gene. Suddenly, a hat and fingerless mitts seem a far better choice for my granddaughter than socks. Mind you, since the socks are already knit, she’ll get both AND the sweater I’m working on. I think I should quit changing my mind about what the Christmas presents are going to be.
    P.S. Meg looks just as lovely as the hat.

  29. Beautiful! Meg certainly looks good in pretty much all the hats you make her. Great job!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I can’t stop looking at it. the 2 yarns put me of a bit – but I like the halo effect. suitable yarns notin my stash…hmmm

  31. If I were that girl’s mum, every time I saw that face I would have to plant a kiss on the tip of her pretty nose. Love the hat.

  32. That hat is gorgeous. Now I have yet another hat in my queue. I needed that. No, really. (I can hear my family thinking, “Seriously??)

  33. I am blaming this post for my sudden need to knit up a hat this week. Thankfully I was able to find a friend who wanted it once it was finished since I try not to store random finished things along with the stash ^_^

  34. “I found these batts, and spun them into a lovely two ply in no time I had a hat.”
    I need you to come to GA where the temps have been 40 at night (we set the heat to 68, but it was freezing in bed last night even with all the quilts) and show me how you accomplish this task so quickly!

  35. I’ve been trying to make that hat since I got that magazine in 2008. For me it was like your sweater, I keep screwing it up, and after I ripped back and started over four times and then just gave up. I had to completely start over because of the brioche effect – I find it impossible to tink or rip back and fix because somehow I can’t see what’s going on. That part is my own problem and perhaps someday I’ll learn, but I have a different question for you — from the photo it appears that you did not have any trouble at the beginning/ending of the round, whereas on mine every time I ended up with a line, something that looked like a seam. Instead of the brioche stitch continuing effortlessly over the beginning of the round, it didn’t. Do you have any tips about why or what I could do differently? And p.s., I’m so glad you knit that because I’ve been inspired to pick mine back up and start over. It’s too beautiful not to try again.

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