Monday, April 28, 2008

A Better Bucket

We're off on vacation to Hilton Head next week. A big family affair to celebrate my M&FIL's 40th wedding anniversary. Congrats to them :0)

So a girl needs a new hat for the beach, right? But my problem is my huge head - I can never get a hat 'off the peg' which fits. When I saw the Better Bucket hat, I knew it was just what I wanted. I thought I'd make an experimental version first, but I actually like the end result.Thank goodness my knitting skills exceed my self-photography skills. This was the best of a bad bunch - least eye-baggage on show. What can I say - I have two small boys.

And here's a closeup of the embellishments I added. They are 'Florets' from Nicky Epstein's book "Knitted Flowers". I knew it would come in hand one day!
I was a little afraid of the funky colour pooling on the brim, but once I'd decreased down to the head part, the colours seemed to 'stripe' more.
Oh, yes, and I learned the provisional cast-on, recommended in the pattern. So cool. These things always seem like they'll be more difficult than they end up being.

Pattern: A Better Bucket by Amy M. Swenson
Yarn: good old Peaches'n'Cream
Colour: Shaded denim.
Needles: 4.5mm


Bezzie said...

Cute hat!! This is the second thing I've seen on the blogosphere in that yarn. It reminds me of a warm blue sky with clouds!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

So cute!! It is going to be perfect for Hilton Head!! It looks fantastic!

And I love the photo, especially with Teddy (I think?) sitting in the background. He didn't think it was odd that mum was taking a picture of herself, huh? :)

cpurl17 said...

I love it! Perfect for warmer weather!!

Eryn said...

That is a very cute hat - perfect for the beach!