Sunday, October 21, 2007

FO: Cosette

Don't you love it when you are able to get what you want? Remember back when I couldn't decide what I wanted to knit? You know, before the WIPs began accumulating? I thought a little hat might just do the trick to get me out of my knitting funk. I am a hat girl, after all. I love hats. But what kind of hat? I've already got beanies and a lovely beret. I was looking for something a little different. Then I happened to see this adorable, luxurious (cashmere) Stewart Brown Peasant Cap. So cute! I wanted one!

So one day while I was Ravelrying, I thought I would do a search for peasant capish patterns- just, you know, on the off chance there would be one. And wouldn't you know it, there certainly was! Moreover, it seemed to be a replica of the exact cap I wanted! (Yay, because I wasn't looking to throw down $165 on a hat I could, theoretically, knit for myself). And so, here we have Cosette.

This pattern is aptly named Just Like a Peasant Cap by Amber Daniels, knit in Interlacements Toasty Toes (hand-dyed Superwash Merino) in colorway 259. Are these shades of green to die for or what?

I breezed through the knitting portion of the cap, but hit at a bit of stalemate when it can to the finishing. I couldn't quite get the back (or side, depending on how you wear it) to lay right. It took some fidgeting, but I was finally able to make it work. I do believe Tim Gunn would be proud.

I'm really happy with my new hat...and that I now have something else to hide my growing-out length hair (which I couldn't hate more at the moment)! :)

22 comments:

knitzalot said...

I'm growing my hair out, too. Isn't it awful? Perhaps I should start knitting hats, too! I love your latest creation!

Mouse said...

I have the same pattern queued in Ravelry.. your version is so wonderful in green!
(and you definitely can "make it work".. "Carry on!")

Adrienne said...

What a very cute hat!!!

Krista said...

Why, what a cute little peasant you make!

LotusKnits said...

Oh I'm in love! What a great look for you!

Liz K. said...

So cute! I have this new haircut that looks great when I do it, but when I first wake up, not so much. I need a whole array of hats to get me to the bus stop in the morning without frightening the neighbors with my hair! That one is awesome!

jillian said...

That's lovely! You really wear hats well. Hmmmm, I think I have some of that same Tiny Toes in the stash - picked up at Stitches. Those shades of green look gorgeous on you!

tentenknits said...

so cute!! i love the hat and the color!! Yea to knits that save the Mojo :-)

lori z said...

so very nice and stylish!!

have you decided what's next for your hair?

oh, and I do believe that the verb to ravelry will soon be added to the OED!! I know that I've done that activity before!

Disentangled said...

Yay! It came out great...and I bet you are really glad you went with the green - the color looks so nice on you :-)

Ruinwen said...

That hat looks great on you! I just love the color and the pattern! :)

Kara said...

oooh, I love it! It is like a whole new hat category that I never knew exhisted...going to queue it in ravelry right now!

And you are right, those greens are to die for!

Sarah said...

Oh, that hat is so cute I can hardly stand it and it suits you perfectly. Off to Ravelry to check it out.

Jennifer said...

Tres Chic! I love it.

Marnie said...

How cute and unusual. I love the colors and the hat really suits you.

fluffbuff said...

I love it, and it's so unusual. I get tired of seeing the same patterns over and over again so it's nice to see a new spin on the old cap idea. :)

Shelley said...

How cute is that? Awesome job! Hey ... hope you're not in the way of any fires. I just got back from visiting my sister .. AND watching fire crawl over the hills. Terrifying.

Madge said...

Oh la la! Tu es tres belle en ton Cosette. The color, the bohemian pattern, they suit you to a tee.

loopylulu said...

So weird. I randomly clicked on you from Ravelery because you had the word 'loopy' in your blog title (like me) and you're in la (like me) and then I found out that you made this cap. I've had the stewart brown cap bookmarked for awhile now. Thanks for linking the pattern! Very cute too!

Octopus Knits said...

Wow! That's one swash-buckling hat (I see more pirate than peasant in it)! Very cool (and I love the name you've given it... Cosette... very pretty).

dee said...

very cute, you!!

and one of my favorite character names too :)

amanda cathleen said...

you look so darn adorable in your cap! Love the greens, very pretty!