Lately, I’ve been feverishly knitting up some hats for friends and family as a hearty Boston winter approaches and sets in for the long haul.
Of course, after seeing the latest Harry Potter flick The Half Blood Prince, I just had to work up the beautiful cable and lace hat Hermione is wearing outside the pub (pictured in the above photo at left). And even though I’ve taken a break from it of late (including an annoying rip back after a cable muss), it’s working up gorgeous and I can’t wait to gift it out to someone for the holidays.
The amazing Hermione hat has nothing but the amazing Pickles’ From Norway with Love to blame. While rounding out the work week before a lovely week-long vacation for the holiday, I was thumbing through patterns as the day wore on slow and of course found a new one from one of my favorite blogging pair. Naturally, I had to get right to it and had the perfect bits of yarn lying around to accomplish just that.
The hat took only 2 days to complete; I haven’t taken photos of the finished product yet because it’s got to block and flatten, but expect it in the coming days. I’d love to make this hat again in another colorway, too. I know the above hearts are perfect for a particular friend of mine–consider one up for her this holiday.
As always, see more snaps at the Flickr set. Expect me to add a boat load more hats this winter to it.