Posts Tagged ‘Boutique Knits’

Sideways Grande Hat

January 17, 2011

Once again, I am having a problem with the pattern.  I am beginning to wonder if these patterns were tried out or even proofread by a knowledgeable knitter before going to press.  It is virtuously impossible to follow the instructions and have the finished product look like the photograph.  It was impossible to come anywhere near the dimensions no matter what needle or yarn I used.  And, believe me, I tried.   I’ll have to think long and hard before trying another pattern in this book.

There You Go

January 15, 2011

The fit is good.  It goes with my Stars sweater and my Eeyore jacket.  What more do I want.  Oh yeah.  I love worms.

I started another hat.  This one is orange.  I actually own an orange coat.  I am using the Sideways Grande Hat from Boutique Knits.  My yarn seems to be bulkier than what they used.  I’ve had to make a few changes.  I should be finished in another day or two.


Flo is not at all happy about this.

Side Slip Cloche from Boutique Knits

December 22, 2010

I have been wanting to make a hat and gloves to go with my Stars sweater.   There was A LOT of yellow left and a little of most of the others. The pattern in the kit that I bought was not the Stars that I made and had a lot of yellow in it.  So I have a yellow hat. 

I decided on this pattern for my hat because it came down over the ears and would not be that hard to alter.  It said 22″ head and I am 23″ unless I have a headache, then I would swear it blows up to at least 25″.  That includes sinus headaches. 

The band is made first and sewn together at a right angle.  I did this and gave it a good look.  Even though I went ahead and picked up stitches for the crown and knit about 4″, I am still not certain that I like it.  Maybe I’ll like it better when it is finished.  I can always change it.  It isn’t mentioned in the pattern, but I made the first and last stitches the same as mitres or most side seams.  I knit the first stitch in the back loop and slipped the last stitch with the yarn in front.  It looks so much better.

I picked up about 20 more stitches for the crown than the pattern called for.  And I also plan to knit an extra 1/2″ or 1″.  I’ll have to change the decreases, but that’s all right.  I’m used to fiddling with things.