Monday, 14 October 2013

One for the boys

I have made this rather fabulous hat for my friends boy, he is going to be 10. I designed the shape (am still trying to write it down) and added the eyes and the monster mouth.

It is made from Patons Inca which is 50% wool, 30% acrylic and 20% alpaca. I used a 4.5 m hook but it suggests 7mm knitting needles but I wanted it to be warm and cosy with a close texture.
I don't have a boy to do any modelling so I had to rely on Polly.
It is so hard to get photos in this gloomy weather, the sort of weather that needs a monster hat I think. I added a label using handwriting techniques from the tutorial and it is good to go.
Keep happy. Jo x


  1. Well done Jo, it most certainly is fabulous!! Another wonderful creation. xoxo

  2. Brilliant monster hat, one lucky little boy :) xx

  3. Hi Jo that is one fabulous hat - well done. Love the colours and the design, any boy would look amazing in this - what a clever lady you are Jo. Fab post as always, big hug

  4. I'm sure any young lad would be more than happy to wear that gorgeous hat Jo - well done! Joy x

  5. That is beyond cool!!!! I just love the colors you used and the design is perfect!!!! Thank you for your encouraging words...I am going to purchase a machine but I am scared stiff! I haven't taken a class since the 7th grade! Oh well gotta jump in feet first....all the best to you this week! You are an inspiration lady!!

  6. hahahaa Jo he is fantastic! He reminds me of the Iron Giant? Not sure if that was the inspiration, he made me smile a lot :-) I reckon I could pull off wearing a hat like this, I might not be 10 but who cares :p

  7. I love this! It's fun but warm and practical too, and just right for a boy that age. Brilliant. x