Thursday, 28 February 2013

FO: Forest Floor

forest floor hat


Pattern: Forest Floor

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK in 'Poppy'

Needles: 3.75 mm and 4.5 mm (US 5 and 7)

Mods: Changed the brim to k1, p1 ribbing, for a bit more elasticity. Ravelled here.

Notes: I'm so in love with this hat, it's absolutely perfect. It's got a little bit of lace, a little bit of cabling, and lots of great slouch. The hat is super comfortable and easy to wear, and how perfect are red accessories in the blah days of February? Also, I knit this hat in a weekend. which is crazy accomplished for me, because I have a pretty demanding baby.


What's that? You want to know about my scarf? Ah, well- it's a store-bought scarf from England, a gift from Guy who knew I was in love with it- it's got hearts and hedgehogs!! I saw it on a girl in a restaurant, asked her where she got it, but it was all sold out. Somehow he tracked one down for me. It even has pockets at the end! It would be an easy knit, I'll have to make a chart for it.


21 comments:

Jolene said...

Love the hat (and scarf)! And thanks for the notes -- I plan to make that hat for my daughter and will definitely use your mods.

Hilary said...

Ooh, pretty hat! And that scarf is also amazing. Oh my goodness, those hearts! Great photos, too, as always!

Preeti said...

Love both the hat and the scarf (those hedgies are adorable!)

loulou said...

What wonderful pictures. I love your perfect little hat. And I am very happy you answered the question that was running through my head about your scarf. So neat that Guy tracked it down for you! xo

lollyknits.com said...

Your outfit is just unbelievably fabulous! I love how the hat and scarf go so perfectly together! Had I seen someone wearing that scarf, I too would have been consumed with envy and needed one for myself. Wait..

duni said...

looks gorgeous and i love the color! and of course the scarf is perfectly adorable. :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the at, and the scarf! Yes,we need a chart!

Sylvia said...

Love the scarf! Can't wait to see your chart for this lovely scarf. the hat looks great on you!

Tanis said...

Ok, gorgeous hat, but um yeah... you need to get on that scarf! The hearts, the hedgehogs the POCKETS! amazing.

kessainstitches said...

Pretty hat - Love that red! And the scarf is totally adorable. :)

Zenitude said...

I love red! The hat looks great. And I'm so envious of that scarf! How pretty.

Katie said...

LOVE the hat! I've been coveting this pattern - do you know if Alana is planning on releasing the individual patterns, or just all together as the book?

And how sweet of Guy to track that scarf down for you! It's super cute.

Tam said...

Gotta love a romantic man!

Lovely hat. It certainly helps to be beautiful and to have an adorable baby in your arms while displaying your knits. Not that I know personally, but it seems to work for you. :-)

eliza said...

oh, wow, it's GORGEEOUS! i love the scarf, too!

Monica said...

Choosing red for the beret I think was an amazing choice! It looks so good! And that scarf is adorable! Hedgehogs and hearts? How perfect! And what a sweet husband to find that scarf for you!

Also, I am knitting with Tanis yarn dor the first time right know, and it's great!

Jill said...

YAY! You're at the Eaton Centre, aren't you? Great lighting, and Canada Geese. :) I'm an Ontarian living in Indiana. I have many good memories of shopping there & can actually remember many of the cool things I bought as a teenager there. This makes me miss home.... Can't wait to explore your blog some more, and knit alongside you. Cheers!

Karin said...

Very nice scarf.Pockets are definitely very useful for baby pacifier :))

Maryse said...

I l.o.v.e your scarf! Your hat is also absolutely gorgeous! And perfect for Valentine's month! Have a great weekend!

bethan said...

The hat is gorgeous. Love the colour.

Rainy Daisy said...

Cute! I adore that color!

margaux said...

What a gorgeous hat!! you look fabulous... and OMG that scarf was Made For You!! love it!