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LadyFirelyght
01-17-2009, 01:16 AM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/SparrowWIP007.jpg
This is a hat I'm sort of making up as I go along. I thought the design in the middle of each square kind of looked like a bird, my husband said it reminded him of a sparrow, and then the name Sparrow was born. I'm not quite sure how I'm going to do the top yet. I'm toying with the idea of having 4 alternating color segments for the decrease portion. What do you think?

Jan in CA
01-17-2009, 01:48 AM
I love it! It's a beautiful hat!

Marria
01-17-2009, 08:37 AM
I love it! Are you keeping notes so you can write up the pattern? (Hint hint :teehee: )

When you say four alternating color segments, do you mean having bands of colors (i.e. stripes?)

AngieLanigan
01-17-2009, 09:13 AM
Well, I love how the yellow colour of the ribbing blends right into the first row of yellow squares... so I would think of making the top of the hat solid brown, so it blends into the last row of brown squares :)

I really like it!

WandaT
01-17-2009, 09:21 AM
Great job! It's looking beautiful!

dustinac
01-17-2009, 10:51 AM
:happydance: it looks wonderful!

Slim
01-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Very, very pretty! I love the pattern, and hope you'll make it available. As for the top, I think your idea of alternating bands of color would be great. Can't wait to see it.

LadyFirelyght
01-17-2009, 12:14 PM
I love it! Are you keeping notes so you can write up the pattern? (Hint hint :teehee: )

When you say four alternating color segments, do you mean having bands of colors (i.e. stripes?)
Yes, I am keeping notes. It's a REALLY easy pattern to do. It's actually my first real try at fair isle knitting! I plan on making the pattern available on Ravelry once I've made sure all the kinks are out.

And by four alternating color segments, I mean this: Let's imagine the top is a circle. Draw two intersecting lines through it in order to have four wedges. Now color in each segment, alternating the colors. So 1/4 of the top in brown, next 1/4 in yellow, and so on. I may try stripes as well.

Well, I love how the yellow colour of the ribbing blends right into the first row of yellow squares... so I would think of making the top of the hat solid brown, so it blends into the last row of brown squares :)

I really like it!
That's a cool idea, too! I'll have to try it and see if I like it.

Thanks for your comments and ideas, everyone :) I really appreciate it!

Marria
01-17-2009, 01:22 PM
Well, I love how the yellow colour of the ribbing blends right into the first row of yellow squares... so I would think of making the top of the hat solid brown, so it blends into the last row of brown squares :)

I really like it!

I think that would be a great idea!

LiezelMiller
01-17-2009, 02:15 PM
Its beautiful, I iike the idea of 4 alternating colours, it will give a very interesting effect

chj
01-17-2009, 03:30 PM
That really is pretty. I think I'd finish off the top in the off-white/yellow color, like the beginning, but that's just my opinion. It'll be gorgeous whatever you do!!

This would be really pretty in just about any color combo. I'm thinking green/blue...

Can't wait to see the FO!!

MerigoldinWA
01-18-2009, 04:18 AM
Pretty! You have lots of ideas for the top and they would all work. That's why you can never get tired of making hats, there are so many possibilities.

LadyFirelyght
01-18-2009, 06:37 PM
After experimenting with several different options, I settles on making the top brown. I'm almost done and should have pics of the finished product sometime this evening :)

Jaxhil
01-18-2009, 07:13 PM
Can't wait to see it all finished!! I *love* it, and being a bird-lover~thanks Mom!! :heart:~ I think its name is perfect, and I think I need one :teehee:

LadyFirelyght
01-18-2009, 08:10 PM
Here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LadyFirelyght/sparrow-in-daffodil--chocolate) is a link for those on Ravelry. For those who don't, here are a couple pictures of the FO:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/Sparrow-012.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/Sparrow-017.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/Sparrow-018.jpg

LadyFirelyght
01-18-2009, 08:12 PM
I'm trying to figure out how to post my pattern on Ravelry. I'll update you once I've gotten it all worked out.

Marria
01-18-2009, 08:46 PM
Here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LadyFirelyght/sparrow-in-daffodil--chocolate) is a link for those on Ravelry. For those who don't, here are a couple pictures of the FO:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/Sparrow-012.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/Sparrow-017.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Knitting/Sparrow-018.jpg

It turned out awesome! :yay:

AngieLanigan
01-18-2009, 09:37 PM
ooh, I do like how it looks with the brown on top! It turned out beautifully!

Debkcs
01-19-2009, 05:19 AM
That is one very cool hat! Love the colors, and the way they work up into the pattern. Very nice work :)

hwn222
01-19-2009, 01:47 PM
I'm so inspired by your fair isle... I haven't tried it yet. Your hat's inside looks so nice and tidy! I love the pattern and I totally agree that the brown looks great on top.

ArtLady1981
01-20-2009, 11:53 PM
Ooooooo ahhhhhh! This is so nice! Reminds me of little sparrows, too! Great work, and the inside is so nice and tidy!

Me and stranding don't get along too well. :pout:

You are really an inspiration! :happydance:

lelvsdgs
01-21-2009, 12:51 AM
That came out beautifully! Really like the colors you used and of course the design. Great job!

evona
01-21-2009, 12:58 AM
Gorgeous hat! Definitely let us know if you post the pattern on Ravelry :)

LadyFirelyght
01-21-2009, 10:52 AM
Ooooooo ahhhhhh! This is so nice! Reminds me of little sparrows, too! Great work, and the inside is so nice and tidy!

Me and stranding don't get along too well. :pout:

You are really an inspiration! :happydance:
Thanks so much! I've tried stranding a couple times before with HORRIBLE results. Nasty, tight stitches, puckering, disappearing stitches (so tight they disappear :rofl:). Then I read this tip:

To keep your stitches from getting too tight, when you're ready to work the second color, s-t-r-e-t-c-h the first color's stitches out on the needle. Not so much that it strains the yarn, but enough that it's basically as stretched out as normal use would stretch it. Then just start knitting!

Gorgeous hat! Definitely let us know if you post the pattern on Ravelry :)
I posted the pattern name, but I have to be "hooked up" with a place to store the PDF since I don't have my own site. The PDF is all done (includes some tips and tricks), just waiting :)

JB4Knitting
01-21-2009, 11:31 AM
That's very creative! I love the color combo and pattern. That'll make a great fall hat.

aprilbetty
01-21-2009, 09:52 PM
A beautiful hat! Did you knit it in-the-round, or flat and seam it up?

LadyFirelyght
01-22-2009, 04:21 PM
A beautiful hat! Did you knit it in-the-round, or flat and seam it up?
I knit it in the round using US8 24" circular methods and the "modified magic loop" method. What a life saver!

LadyFirelyght
01-26-2009, 01:53 PM
The pattern for Sparrow (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sparrow-3) is available for download on Ravelry!

evona
01-26-2009, 03:57 PM
:woohoo: Got it queued up already! Thanks !

LadyFirelyght
01-26-2009, 05:51 PM
:woohoo: Got it queued up already! Thanks !
You better post pictures when you make it! :)

evona
01-26-2009, 05:53 PM
You better post pictures when you make it! :)

I promise! :thumbsup: On Ravelry and here :)