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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Purple Heart

Look at these pictures: hair curled, pink shirt, purple heart hat. I think this is the girliest picture I've ever taken.


 Ok, I just went and looked through my iPhoto, and yes, it is confirmed: This is the girliest picture I have ever taken.

I have two problems, and luckily they go hand in hand. Problem #1: I have a lot of small quantities of yarn; and Problem #2: I don't have any cute, slouchy, lacy hats. After I finished my most recent design, I had a skein and a half of this Knit Picks Swish DK in Amethyst Heather, and I knew what I had to do with it. 

heart hat back

The pattern is the Ruby Red Heart Hat, and it was the perfect balance of quick & easy, but interesting enough to keep me knitting row after row. I followed the pattern exactly as written for the large size (my head is huge - I can't wear hats from regular stores), and a few episodes of American Horror Story later, I had a hat. 

heart hat other side

Speaking of which, have you watched that first season of American Horror Story? I loved it, and I blame it all on R.L. Stine. The plot and setting made me feel like I was watching the Fear Street books come to life, especially the 99 Fear Street series. Anyone else totally in love with those books as a pre-teen?

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  1. It's beautiful on you! I love the purple and am wondering what you designed with it. I have hat issues too. My head is freakishly small compared to the rest of me and I must alter the band of every hat to keep it on my head.

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    1. Too big, too small - no matter what, our heads have problems. Sighhhhh! And thank you. ;)

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  2. Ooooh, I love this hat!! I think I need one!

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    1. Ummm.Me too!! :) I think I could probably come up with another girly picture of you, too!

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    2. Please do, and I will post it!

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  3. This is so cute! What a nice hat! I haven't watched AHS, even thought I looooove Connie Britton, cause I'm a huge chicken! I'm basically scared of the dark! But I hear it's awesome!

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    1. I love Connie, too! She's so gooood.

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  4. That hat is so pretty, and I too suffer from a lot of small bits of yarn, or single skeins leftover from larger projects. I love RL Stine back in the day, but I had been avoiding American Horror Story because it looked a bit too scary for me. I'm a wuss when it comes to watching dark stuff before bed. But oddly, wasn't when I was a kid.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Yup, I'm trying to work my way through all those left overs. And I'm the same - loved that stuff as a kid, now much more scared. Although I can deal with certain things better than others - and I can't do zombies. Nope.

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