Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Brand New Hat... How 'Bout That

Can you tell I live with a toddler?  Our world seems to be spoken in rhymes these days as Elise is finally developing an attention span long enough to sit through select story books.

So you all remember the hat I cast on right before I left for TNNA, right?  I realized I neglected to share FO pictures, so I figure now is the time.  I wanted a new sample of my Lansing Beret to show off in my booth and I had the perfect Plucky yarn that I've been itching to use for over a year now.

It's amazing how quickly a hat whips up- especially with extra squishy yarn and a lace pattern.

I also figured this was a good time to give a pregnancy update.  Just over two weeks to go and enjoying the last few days until I am a mother of two.  Sometimes we think Elise knows a big change is about to happen because she has been on her best behavior.  I have been informed that this will all change once the new baby comes (yikes!).

But now for a couple where you can actually see the hat better:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this pattern, it was designed for the Lansing Area Shop Hop a couple years back.  The pattern is now available on Ravelry, but you'll have to look up the Lansing Cowl in order to find it.  The pattern is a 2-in-1:  both the hat and cowl are included in one pdf download.

Pattern:  Lansing Hat
Raveled: here

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  1. oh my, Melynda this hat is amazing!! Seriously makes me want to knit one up right now! haha, maybe I will!! Thanks for sharing

  2. I'm usually not a slouchy type of hat but... I LOVE this one! ;o)

  3. That hat is gorgeous! I love the colour! You look fantastic by the way too! Elise is going to be a great big sister!

  4. OMG you look amazing. I still have 2 months left and I´m just one big swollen blob. The hat is awesome as well. Will have to knit one up.

  5. Beautiful Hat, even more beautiful Mom ;-) I am a sucker for a nice hat pattern and this looks like it will be added to my "to do list"!
    Charlene (Keppygirl on Ravelry)

  6. Boy this pregnancy has gone least for me. ha

  7. It looks great!

  8. I love the color! The hat looks great! Is it an easy pattern? I´m not so good yet in understanding english patterns! But I´m learning... I wish you a relaxed time for the next two weeks!
    Greetings from Germany, Lena

  9. fantastic hat, and you look beautiful! You never know Elise might be great about the new arrival, I find people are often weirdly excited to tell you about how terrible some aspect or another of parenting will be, when really every kid and every parent is different. For what it's worth, I have a close friend with 2 daughters, and her eldest was 2 when the second arrived and was awesome about it the entire time.

  10. Wow, I can't believe you're due in two weeks - it seems like yesterday you announced you were pregnant again! You look like you're doing really well, and that blue really suits you xxx Sam