Sunday, October 12, 2008

Knitting Season

Well the weather is turning again. It's getting cold enough that I"m starting to consider bothering to blow-dry my hair in the mornings and my ears need a little extra help staying not frozen. The blow-drying thing requires waking up earlier, so we'll see how that goes. But the ears, well that requires warming/wind protecting garment/accessory things, and hey, I know something that can handle that. Oh I've been hit with a knitting craze hard.

Now I have quite a few pairs of hats. Not just any hats, but hats that I made myself and think are quite cute. But honestly, regular hats are not the perfect solution for me. To start, most hats are just too warm. And although I love wool, my skin is sensitive (especially my face skin) and it doesn't take long for hats of all fiber contents to start irritating my forehead. And finally, hat-head. But this season I have finally embraced the answer to all of these issues (I have no idea why it took me so long.) Enter...the slouch hat.

Partly I've avoided them because they're annoyingly trendy. Partly it's because I feel really silly trying on hats in stores and so never got around to seeing what all the fuss was about. But I sucked it up the other day, tried one out, and I am in love. My ravelry cue is now full of slouchers.

Wanna join in on the bandwagon? Yeah you do.

Maybe you like a knitting recipe. Here's one. Make it with any yarn, any gauge, any amount of slouch... You're unstoppable.
Crocheter? Here's a cute one. Oh, did I say cute? I meant super cute.

Like them poofy but not super long and overly slouchy? That's how phoeknits feels.
Love a good mock cable?

Always have a place in your heart for garter stitch, lace and all things Elizabeth Zimmerman? Sockpixie is on it.

But remember, slouchers are just regular hats that get wide. So for my first I am going to steal QuadMoms's idea and slouch up a normal hat pattern.

I never warmed to foliage in it's original state, but baby, get ready to slouch.


Kalin said...

I downsized the crochet one for my Blythe. The patterns great and works up quickly.

Lindsey said...

I love the look of a slouch hat! I just don't think I can pull it off.

Lisa said...

I love that puffy crochet one... yeah, don't know if I can pull off a slouchy hat though...

Stina said...

hi! i didn't see this until just now but thank you so much for the sweet comments on my crochet puffy beret! that made me really happy. thank you! /stina