When I'm feeling blue...hats!

I've been trying, pretty unsuccessfully I might add, to take photos of the Chunky Dean Street Hat (by Nina Machlin Dayton) that I made for my son a few months ago. The little one would just not sit still long enough for me to get a usable shot. I got him in his high chair, and being held by another friend, and the pictures were still not too pretty. Then this morning I remembered that one of my favorite designers, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, seems to take photos of her knitted items lying flat on a white background when she sends out her newsletter. I thought, "My, I could do that with a hat!" So I set off to take photos of my poopoola's hat.

I used Shalimar Yarns Missy Bulky (Blueberry colorway) which I picked up from Bobbin's Nest Studio a while ago, and knit the hat on US 10.5 (6.5mm) needles. Now this was before I realized that my gauge when knitting in the round was pretty loose. So the hat came out a little too big, even for the poopoola's big head.

I also squeezed in a chunky Cabled Hat in the Sapphire colorway of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool for my friend Melissa from Colliding Stars. She wanted the same hat as the one my sister stole, but in the sapphire colorway. It's such a quick knit that I whipped it up during a break from projects I actually need to be completing.

By some happy coincidence, they are both blue, so I put them together for a group shot!

Who knew blue was such a pretty color!! Enjoy the rest of your week and belated Happy Valentine's Day!