A fold here, a tuck there…

So when the knitting’s done, you do a little magic, and end up with something like this.

Which sure, it’s cute enough, though a bit ruffled.  Well you know what I’m going to tell you to do.  You need to block that hat!

And for this one?  For this one we get to use a whole new blocking prop.  Marbles.  Yes really marbles.  I’m every bit as amused as you are (quite likely more).

And when it’s done?  Well when it’s done it’s rather delightful.

And yes, yes there will be a pattern down the road (almost certainly in July).  Make sure you’re signed up for the mailing list if you want to know when it comes out (folks on the mailing list get a coupon code when it comes out too, and it’s for a bigger discount than the one I do here on the blog).  I have a feeling this one is going to be a lot of fun!

 

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Flip

Alright, so when last we spoke, the hat was looking a little something like this.  Which is totally cute…but may be a bit too…enthusiastic? for my tastes.

But then, in a happy accident (also known as weaving in the ends), I flipped it inside out.  And look what the top does!

That’s really rather magical.

And just just like that a plan was hatched.  I wanted a second version with a few modifications.  And the good folks over at The Lemonade Shop were happy to oblige (this is their Stormy Day colorway), and more yarn is on the way.  I have concocted a scheme, and with any luck at all, you’ll be seeing more of this (and its variant) in the next few weeks!

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Meanwhile…

So, I’m eyebrows deep in Curls 3 swatches.  Which is a fairly pleasant place to be (this is the part where I get to have All The Ideas), but it does make for rather limited blogging.

I did start getting twitchy about not having finished anything just lately though and so finished up the World’s Most Cheerful Hat.  It started out looking something like this.

Then with a bit of a fold here and a pinch there and a wiggle there looked like this.

And with a bit of strategic fiddling that turned into this.

Which is all well and good and lovely.  But then…then I turned it inside out and it looked like seven kinds of awesome (completely to my surprise…I never planned for that to happen).  The kind where all of a sudden I have a whole new plan and suddenly find myself planning to do a second version and show it off properly.  I’ll show you what the inside looks like next time!

 

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