6 August 2008

the search for the perfect red hat

Tried this one.

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Nope. Not for me.

It's a beautiful pattern, and the Malabrigo yarn is like knitting with butter, it's so delicious and creamy. Not to mention warm. But it's not flattering on me for some reason.

And so, onward ...

to the beret.

Woolly Wormhead Rollin' Beret in red Malabrigo

I had just enough of the yarn (a swap from the lovely Jen) left.

Woolly Wormhead Rollin' Beret in red Malabrigo

Very pleased with this one. It keeps my ears warm even on freezing cold Sunday Soccer mornings (only four weekends to go until we get our lives back cricket season starts).

27 comments:

CurlyPops said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous but the beret definitely suits better....and it looks so scrummy warm too!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I'm quite keen on both of them, actually. I really love the button detail and the thick rim on the first one, but the jaunty angle of the second is pretty fine....

Where the heck do you get your Malabrigo from? I've looked in a few places online, but haven't found anywhere I'm truly happy with yet..... Finding yarn in South Australia is impossible. *sniff*

Leah xxx

Janet said...

the other hat looks very lovely and stylish but I think there's something very fashion forward (can't believe I'm using those particular words) about the beret.

And it suits you very well.

Carson said...

Suse when you say you're searching for the ultimate flatteringly perfect hat, I feel your pain. I mean I really FEEL your pain. All I can say is it's a good thing hats don't take long.
But that beret looks fab on you! especially in that yarn. I'm going to give it a try too; i'm inspired. I had the robins egg pattern on my ravelry queue for ages but something always stopped me.

shula said...

I'm a big Woolly Wormhead fan. I have more of her patterns than I care to admit.

Rach said...

Love the beret but I am also a big 'beanie' fan so I think the first one is lovely.

I remembered your blog name as I have just found (and cooked twice in the last 2 weeks) a fantastic pea and ham soup recipe. It uses fresh (or frozen peas) and is bright green and delicous. Thought I would share that with you, Pea Soup...

bluemountainsmary said...

Yes yes hats are gorgeous esp the beret but Suse - that banner - it is REALLY gorgeous!

willowcaroline said...

Love the beret! And I must try this yarn sometime....everyone always compares it to butter, and I do like butter. The other hat is quite lovely too!

Stomper Girl said...

Definitely the baggy one on you! Tres chic.

Amy said...

the baret is darling! i can see why this one is your choice!

Stomper Girl said...

Dammit. Can't remember those inflection instructions.

Jodi said...

The beret is so cute and flattering! Love those rosy shades of Mmmmmalabrigo. Wouldn't that yarn look great in a Besotted scarf, too?

Badger said...

Ooo, love the beret. It makes you look like the artistic, cosmopolitan woman of mystery that you are.

I look ridiculous in hats. ALL hats, all the time. Sigh.

serenitymeadow said...

What a cute little red hat. Very sassy with the button on it. That yarn is really pretty. Thank you for the link to make it.

herhimnbryn said...

Ooh la la! Tres chic.

katiecrackernuts said...

I'm for the beret. I have an old Brownie beret and an old Guide beret I still wear. I plucked my badges off the Guide one and you can still see a faint circle if you can be bothered to come up and inspect my head. I have a beannie, but people think I've just whacked a tea cosy on my head. That's what it looks like. "Tip me over, pour me out".

meggie said...

Every time I come here, my fingers itch to knit. The I return to sloth!

meggie said...

Every time I come here, my fingers itch to knit. The I return to sloth!

innercitygarden said...

I saw a hat this morning on my walk to work that I nearly plucked off the head of a poor woman who was just trying to walk to her work. It was knitted as a flat piece of rib fabric, like a very short scarf I suppose, and then sewn up. So it had the practicality of the beanie, but was also a bit baggy to sit loosely and avoid the unflattering-ness of the beanie and it was perfect.

I wish I'd had a camera with me at least. Because now I'm not really sure how it worked (also, I only saw it from the left, I didn't scoot around to look at her other side, I'm obviously not at my best in the mornings).

Jen said...

The hat is lovely! I'm glad you were able to find a good use for the Malabrigo. :)

sherry said...

We're coming into our first fall in 7 years with no soccer in it. Believe it or not I'm feeling kind of sad that I'm not going to be sitting out in the cold blowing rain. But I remember doing the offical end of the season happy-dance, which you can do in your spiffy new hat!

alice c said...

'fashion forward' - I am just absolutely loving that phrase and I can't wait to try it out on an unsuspecting daughter. And yes - that beret is so very fashion forward.

peppermintpatcher said...

A very good choice in a beautiful colour. You shall have warm ears indeed!

Joke said...

I vote beret.

We're voting, right?

-J.

Victoria said...

LOVE the photo of you. I vote that is looks good good good.
Not that your blog is about me, but I must mention that I'm very pleased with myself at present because no kids here are playing any Saturday morning sport, are all playing basketball on Monday nights - at the same time!! Such easiness.

shellyC said...

Love both hats - nut the beret is really special!

shellyC said...

BUT...not nut....i am sure you knew it was a typo.