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rebecca
10-22-2006, 09:30 PM
Hey Everybody :waving:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/th_atouchofwhimsyhat2.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/atouchofwhimsyhat2.jpg)

A Touch of Whimsy hat is now done. It was a fun and fast knit. I knit it to
go with A Touch of Whimsy scarf (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/touch-of-whimsy-scarf-pattern.html).
As with the scarf, I knit the hat with the luscious Malabrigo and size 7 needles for the hat band, size 8-16" circs and dpns for the top portion of the hat.
The pattern can be found here (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/touch-of-whimsy-hat-pattern.html).

Next: "A Touch of Whimsy" fingerless gloves :wink:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/th_atouchofwhimsyhat.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/atouchofwhimsyhat.jpg)

horve1
10-23-2006, 08:58 AM
Buddy, that's gorgeous! And it's quick, too? You are too awesome! :hug:

horve1
10-23-2006, 08:59 AM
Buddy, that's gorgeous! And it's quick, too? You are too awesome! :hug:

Jeep_Girl
10-23-2006, 09:07 AM
WOW Rebecca!! I :heart: it! The color is just gorgeous too!! You are very talented!

jamadian75
10-23-2006, 09:07 AM
:inlove:
You are so TALENTED Becka! That looks GREAT - perfect with the scarf, and who wouldn't want to be just covered in MMMMMMMMalabrigo? :teehee:

rebecca
10-23-2006, 12:11 PM
thanks, guys! It was fun to knit, that's for sure! I'm anxious to get the gloves and scarf done so I will stay toasty in the cold this winter :wink:

sara_jayne
10-23-2006, 12:20 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Beautiful!

I'm so excited that you have the hat pattern done! :happydance: It is getting so darn cold here and I was going to work on the scarf while I'm at Stitches and now I can work on the hat too! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

THANKS REBECCA!!!!!!111 :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Jan in CA
10-23-2006, 12:22 PM
That's a beautiful set, Rebecca!

Jaxhil
10-23-2006, 12:39 PM
:thud: WOWOW!! that is *beautiful*!!! I :heart: :heart: it!

That's Mala-whatsit? (I can never remember what its called!) It looks exactly (I mean exactly!) like a Kool-aid died yarn my Mom gave me which I am currently knitting into a pair of socks for my 3 yrold DD-how funny it's the same color!! I have a sneaking suspicion my look-alike isn't *quite* as soft, though!

Oh well, at least the color matches :shrug: she won't know the difference-I'll be happy if she just keeps them on her feet, LOL!

I can't wait to see the matching fingerless gloves!

tmsl
10-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Wow!! So when you do the gloves, do you think they will be 1 hank of MMMMM as well? I see three hanks of MMMMMM purchased in the very near future.

Laura

Denise in Michigan
10-23-2006, 01:49 PM
Rebecca, you are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering:

Toast King
10-23-2006, 03:36 PM
You're so clever, Becca - I love the hat! :notworthy:

rebecca
10-23-2006, 07:06 PM
Ya'll are so kind! You're giving me the big head :flirt: !!

You know, Laura, the hat didn't even take a full hank, about 2/3 I think, I don't think that the gloves will take an entire hank, but I hate to say that when I've not yet done them. But I bet they don't. I had thought about doing a bit of a different design on them, too, but I'm doubt that I do, I will probably do them the exact same way that I did the hat, knit the cuffs for the arms, graft them (LOL, I said "graph" all over the pattern :oops: ), then pick up sts and knit the fingerless gloves, I was thinking that I was going to do them after I knit a shawl, but I don't think I can wait :teehee:

LOL, I know what you mean, Jax, it does have a koolaid color to it, doesn't it?! It is a lovely shade of pink, and oh...so soft! LOL, I bet she keeps her koolaid socks on her feet! That makes them extra special!

Thanks again, everyone, ya'll just made my day :cheering: :cheering:

knitterma
10-23-2006, 08:44 PM
SO PRETTY!!!!

Thanks so much for writing up such great patterns! I just ordered yarn from 100purewool in quantities large enough to make this set for myself AND my MIL in Turkey! :muah:

Just wondering - is the hat generously sized? I like snuggly warm caps, and I'm hoping I won't have to alter the pattern to accomodate my pickinesss.

Great job on the patterns and the knitting! Looking forward to the fingerless gloves. :cheering:

Ingrid
10-23-2006, 10:07 PM
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

I have some Malabrigo that was waiting for a pattern!! Thank you for sharing these, Rebecca--you're so generous and talented!! :muah: :muah:

KnittyKitty
10-23-2006, 10:08 PM
Excellent job Rebecca! It's beautiful! :cheering:

Amber
10-23-2006, 10:49 PM
As I said on your blog -- just beautiful! I wish I had half of your talent and creativity.

Heck, I'd settle for a third! :notworthy: :wink:

ebrperk
10-24-2006, 09:44 AM
Rebecca you did it again. The hat is gorgeous and you are very talented.

rebecca
10-24-2006, 12:11 PM
My Goodness, Ya'll are so sweet! You have really and truly made my day by saying such nice things :grphug: Thanks so much! :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Bridgette, as for the size, I think that it's about normal, I don't really know what the average head size it for women, sorry! It fits my big head very snuggly...and, much to my surprise, I've got a big head :oops: ! I just remeasured my head, and it's still big :rofl: :roflhard: 21 3/4 inches. I also remeasured the hat, it's 19 3/4 inches in it's very relaxed state and it stretches to fit my head nicely, I think that it will stretch farther if need be and still be snug on a smaller head because of the cabling.
Should you need to adjust sizing, I don't believe that it would be difficult, just as long as you end with an even # row on the hat band. Please, don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

knitterma
10-24-2006, 02:26 PM
Thanks Becka!

*Stalking the postman*

gimmesanity
10-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Beautiful, as always, chica....I already have my yarn picked out for my scarf. I just have few projects to get outta the way first...

Quiara
10-24-2006, 07:14 PM
Good job, Rebecca! You amaze me all the time.

mks22300
10-24-2006, 09:26 PM
Rebecca, it's so beautiful! When I ever get some of that Mmmmmalabrigo yarn, I'll know just what to do with it! :teehee:

rebecca
10-24-2006, 10:26 PM
Oh my! Ya'll are so sweet! :muah: Thanks so very, very much :muah:

nadja la claire
10-25-2006, 04:50 PM
:notworthy: You are AMAZING. :notworthy: The hat is of course FABULOUS :heart: :inlove: :heart: :inlove: :heart: :inlove: Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nadja xxx

kemp
10-26-2006, 10:47 AM
Cool Becka! That's awesome. I totally love this touch of whimsy series.

rebecca
10-26-2006, 12:29 PM
Thanks, ya'll!
I am going to continue the series today, I'm about to cast on for the fingerless gloves and I decided that I'm going to have to do socks, too! I've not really knit any fun socks in a while, just boring man socks and you can really put lace and fun stuff in man socks!

Thanks again, :muah: ya'll are great :muah:

knitterma
10-27-2006, 09:46 PM
I'm about to cast on for the fingerless gloves and I decided that I'm going to have to do socks, too!
:woohoo:

CindyH
10-31-2006, 04:06 PM
Touch of Whimsy everything! WOoohooo!

Gorgeous work Rebecca! And thanks for being so generous with your patterns.

rebecca
11-04-2006, 06:50 PM
Ya'll are so welcome! Thanks for being so sweet :muah: