Friday, June 3, 2016

Maltese Fisherman's Hat

Each year, as the weather cools, I knit hats for my family. This year I'm visiting a favourite knitting book, the Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and making the 'Maltese Fisherman's Hat' for all three of my little people - and my big farmer boy too!
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Elizabeth is an amazing woman who truly did change the face (and shape) of knitting and I simply love her book 'Knitter's Almanac' and visit it often!! It's set out in months, with patterns to match the seasons and has loads of ramblings from Elizabeth about how she came about creating her patterns and ways to which you can alter them, if need be.
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I'm knitting a pattern from the month of June. This month is filled with hats, simple yet gorgeous hats, and I want to knit all of them, one day!
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I've knit the smallest hat first and am loving the built in earflaps and neck warmer! This hat has a seamless construction and short row shaping to create the flaps. It's knit from the bottom up and I made this hat using 6mm needles and a 12ply and 8ply alpaca held together to create a chunky yarn.
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I followed the pattern exactly until the last 2 decreases at the top of the hat - I totally skipped these as it made the hat form a point at the top, like a pixie type style.
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So, are you knitting for your family at the moment in an effort to keep them warm through the cooler months too? Or maybe you're visiting a favourite book - if so, I'd love to hear about that too!!

Happy Friday Friends! x

6 comments:

  1. That's so cute Jodie! No,I have not been knitting for a long time. However while I was still living in Switzerland I was quite prolific making things for both myself and my husband. Here I just do not need as many "woolies". Having said this I often look at nice wool in the shops!
    Do you still have your little shop in Cobar Jodie? I recall you being very enthusiastic about the beautiful yarns you are selling.

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  2. That's so cute Jodie! No,I have not been knitting for a long time. However while I was still living in Switzerland I was quite prolific making things for both myself and my husband. Here I just do not need as many "woolies". Having said this I often look at nice wool in the shops!
    Do you still have your little shop in Cobar Jodie? I recall you being very enthusiastic about the beautiful yarns you are selling.

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  3. Gorgeous boy! Look at this cowboy boots! I just love the look of this hat and the practicality of the ear flaps and neck warmer. I didn't realise she had simple patterns in that book. I've looked at the cover online and thought it looked complicated. I'm just getting by on little projects like needle work and making a bear for the little one. I have been reading lots on holistic care for endometriosis and hormonal health.

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  4. Your little boy looks so warm in his new cute hat. I cannot believe how big he has gotten too, they grow up so fast. I love EZ's books too.

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  5. oh really cute little boy looks really cute while wearing fisherman’s hat it also covers your ears in cool weather

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