10.15.2008

le slouch

It's fall! And I've started knitting again! Can you tell I'm excited? I learned to knit and crochet last winter and really loved it. Now that the weather's cold again, I'm diving back in.

Last weekend I knitted my first ever hat. I used the "Le Slouch" pattern from this blog. It was SO easy. You could do it too. Or you could buy a slouchy beret at Urban or Forever 21, but it would be made out of acrylic (EW!!!), not real wool. This book really helped me decipher the instructions, and I worked with this yarn. I'm using the hat to hold back my bangs, which I'm getting really sick of. But I think these hats would make good Christmas gifts too.

30 comments:

erica-knits said...

Ack!! I am so proud! Knitting in the round, increasing, and decreasing... You are a quick learner (is there anything you can't do?). It looks great! I'm working on a slouchy hat for a friend at the very moment. Oh, and thanks for the link to Peace Fleece. I had never heard about this company before and it sounds great.

sarah said...

ooh this looks cute. are there wools that are soft but not too fluffy looking? i think i'm allergic to wool.

Mich said...

ooo! knitting! that hat looks soo good on you! yes i think that will be my project of this fall too!

copperseal said...

aw it turns out so nicely! i cant wait to see what else you knit ;) knitting is one of the few crafts i have actually never created something decent out of :/ glad to know the hat wasn't hard - i think i might try!

Clio said...

ooh, that hat is so lovely! I've been hunting for a hat pattern...
I'm just about to attempt making these: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/anemoi_mittens.html hopefully it works out =)

sparklygreenknickers said...

Such a sweet hat - and the yarn looks gorgeous, too! Well done on your first attempt!

Jewelry by TKG said...

Cute hat! I learned to knit last year too. I'll have to check out that pattern. Thanks for sharing.

ozetta said...

ooh! love your hat! this is hailey smedley by the way (i was lucky enough to get one of your dresses=)). i have recently joined the blogging world and your blog is one of my favorites! oh! and you can see the ellybeth dress in action! i have it on my blog!

That Winsome Girl said...

What a fantastic hat in a gorgeous shade of gray! I learned to knit a wee bit last fall and I've been meaning to teach myself to knit in the round so I can create some cozy cowls to wear this winter. Now I am dreaming of pretty winter hats as well!

chiara said...

thanks for the link to the free pattern! and it looks so cute on you.

jessica ann said...

love the hat, it's perfect for fall! i wish i could knit :( xo

Amelia said...

I love the hat and the plaid shirt. I wish I had the time/skill to knit.

Tiffany said...

Love It!!!

Sandy said...

You have officially inspired me to knit my boyfriend a scarf for Christmas! I can do this...I can do this...

liz said...

thanks for the book reference. i've been trying to find a good book to help me get started. i've gotten some from the library, but it seems so intimidating!

melissa said...

you look so adorable!
i first learned how to blog through youtube, through a tutorial in chinese, which i didn't understand at all. but it was the best one out of all the videos i looked through. i started knitting a scarf two years ago, but because i never learned how to fix mistakes, i dropped knitting altogether. now i have a bunch of knitting books, a pair of knitting needles and a big basket of balls of yarn that i'm not using. :( perhaps i'll take it up again!

Cher Ami said...

nice! i recently started crocheting for the first time since i was 12, it's so relaxing! I didnt think of Christmas gifts, good idea.

Cirilia said...

Good girl, using quality materials right from the get go! You look beautiful!

serenitymeadow said...

Very cute, Jenny! The color looks so soft.

joyce said...

lovely!
a place where you can also go for help is www.knittinghelp.com it is sooo helpful!

Filicudi said...

another lovely one:
http://www.knitty.com/issuefall07/PATTfoliage.html

Snowberry and Lime said...

great to see some of your knitting!I am just spinning some lovely yarn right now and can't wait to actually knit it up. :)

Veronika

Anne said...

Thanks for the link to that lovely hat pattern...I've been wanting to knit a slouchy beret for some time now! And I know what you mean about acrylic...gross! Why bother?

swy2theocnwvs said...

Ahhh... I should learn to knit caps.I can never seem to find one that fits me perfectly at the store.
Love the outcome of yours though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, did you use circular needles to make this hat? I think the yarn store lady sold me the wrong needles for this! She said I needed circular needles in sizes 8 and 9 as well as size 9 double pointed needles. I'm a beginner so I didn't question her but something tells me this isn't right? Thanks!

jenny gordy said...

i used 12" #8 and #9 circulars, but i wish i would have used double-pointed needles for the top part, because it stretched out so much on the circulars. so the top doesn't look great, it's a little loose. i think the yarn store lady is right.

La Fée said...

Argh that's insanely good! I can knit, but I always start projects, get distracted and forget to finish them. I think you may have inspired me to start up again so thanks!
Your blog is truly lovely, would you like to exchange links? :)

Miss Jo said...

awesome! i am going to have to test this pattern out, it looks like you did a fantastic job on the round knitting (sorta my nightmare)!

miss jo

Anonymous said...

magnifique ce bonnet/beret...
est ce possible d'avoir les explications du tricot? le modèle?
j'en cherche par tout, mais nul part j'ai trouvé ce qu'il me plaisait.
Mais j'avoue que celui la, est tres sympa.
Merci..

Toothache and Vinyl said...

that hat's adorable