Thursday, February 12, 2009

Felicity

Felicity

Thanks for the walk down memory lane with all of your 70s reminiscences--just seeing the word 'Shasta' again was a pure delight. Sometimes I question how sentient I really am when I do things like see a hat on Flickr, obsess over how amazing it is, rush off to Ravelry to queue it only to find out that
Oops! I've already queued that one, and recently, too! Isn't aging and the deterioration of one's mind fabulous? I suppose making Alzheimer's jokes really isn't funny for obvious reasons...Let's chalk such moments up to mucho Mary Jane in the 1980s and not contemplate other far less appealing genetic explanations, ok?
Felicity
The Specs:
Pattern: Felicity by Wanett Clyde
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino in Seamist, one skein exactly
Needles: size 6 and size 8 needles
Mods: I cast on 90 sts and went from there. I also made a poofier top by doing an extra set of increases, but I like the Jiffy-Pop shape of it and feel that it's a hat that might be worthy of everyone's fave knockaround pal, Strawberry Shortcake.
Felicity
The shape of this hat it was sets it apart from the others--it is so versatile. It seems modern and yet there is a touch of whimsy in there as well. If you're looking for some stockinette therapy, this is your next hat pattern--just make sure to choose a yarn that will flop around a bit.
Felicity
I guess you could say I'm on a major roll with the whole hat thing. I figure I've got the rest of the year to fuss over socks, sweaters and shawls--right now I am 100% hat centric and am loving it. And after Felicity I have even more in the pipeline!

26 comments:

lisette said...

Ahhh this one is on my list too! Seeing it here gives me itch to start. They are lovely. I realy like the green one.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

heh- I have the same queuenesia problem. Appalling.
Love this hat!

indieknits said...

Lovely! I've been after a hat pattern like that for ages!

SJ said...

I think Peeper-Lou has to be one of the most fashionable girls in her school, what with all the beautiful hats you have her model. I certainly hope she gets to keep some of them!

nicole said...

This has been tagged in my queue forever. I've got the suri. I've got your pretty version taunting me. What am I waiting for???

Hmm.. too much MJ in the 80's for me too!

kim said...

I absolutely adore this hat! I think you chose the perfect pattern/yarn combo. Of course, I tend to think that anything made with Suri Merino will look incredible. Your model is too cool! I've had this queued for-EV-ah and still haven't moved my arse. This makes me want to cast on immediately.

Amy said...

It's adorable! And right-on about the choice of yarn. I want a steaming hot mug of that stuff.

ingrid said...

Ooooh. I hadn't seen that hat before. It's gorgeous! Off I go to queue it . . .

Kim said...

Love it! Felicity has been in my queue for some time now. It's about time I cast on for a new project and I have some yarn in the stash that might work. I'd like to make the most of the remaining hat-wearing season and crank out as many as I can.

Ashley said...

"queuenesia" is my new favorite word.

Kirsten said...

Thank you. I will choose to blame Miss. Mary Jane for my memory lapses too.
The Jiffy Pop hat is so cute! How much do you love that Suri Merino?! I keep trying to find excuses to buy more.

megnjon said...

someday i will have gorgeous photography skills...(false hopes?) but for now ill just covet the knitting and photo skills of others! what a fantastic hat color - tranquil mint goodness!

Knittymuggins said...

Too cute!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

knittymuggins

Brenda said...

Queuenesai?/ Or Queueheimers
But al least you remember you have a queue.

Mindy said...

Gorgeous! Off to stalk it on Ravelry.

tiennie said...

That is very cool! Now I'm off to queue it too. :)

gleek said...

i just love this hat :)

a friend to knit with said...

yep. this might be just what i need to knit! i need a little stockinette therapy!
and size 8 needles!
but the question is.........do i have yarn? :)

Jennifer said...

Love it, and love the color you chose. It's in my queue as well because I thought it looked like a great shape for avoiding the dreaded, "hat-head." Alpaca was a great way to go - nice and soft, and just the right amount of flop.

Not sure you'll get this one back from the model - my money's on the kid.

amandacathleen said...

love the hat, and the slouchy-ness of it! beautiful color too.
I'm going to add it to my queue, I don't think I have already! My kids are killing my brain, slowly but surely they are.

KeanaLee said...

OH I love that! I have some cashmere I could use!

erica said...

I *very* much like this pattern, and your girl looks fabulous in the hat! This may be my next project, for myself!

knitthehellout said...

I just put this on my list a couple of days ago when I read knitXcore's blog post about it. I didn't connect it with Strawberry Shortcake before, but that totally makes sense.

Nora said...

This is so beautiful. Kim sent me the link and insisted I make one... So, of course, I will!!

Janet said...

Wow, that Suri Merino looks good enough to eat. Yum! Err, I mean... great hat!

earthchick said...

Oh this is just FANTASTIC. Love it so much. I wish I could be 100% hat centric right now, so I could make myself make Tiny Dancer the Almost-Famous Luggy Bonnet he wants. Bad mommy!

Oh, and I think mucho Mary Jane is an excellent reason for brain deterioration. At least you had fun effing up your mind!