The Mad Hatter
Those of you who follow my blog will remember last week I was off to rehab because of my knitting addiction. Well I promise I didn’t knit while I was there, but I did knit on the way on the way there and back in the car….
Rehab was great but it didn’t cure me and in fact it may have sent me mad.
I started by knitting a bonnet before I went, because it would be quick,
it’s quite pretty, I sewed on some pretty pink and lilac pearls (I have to confess, I did sew them on in the hotel room) to compliment the beautiful wool, which is really soft and tactile, but it started an alarming trend…
I then knitted this version
I thought, oh well I’ll knit another hat before I start my next project and so I made this cute little Tea-Bag hat and added navy “pearls” for a bit of interest
Well I was on a roll by now and so I decided to make this little cutie using Patons Smoothie yarn
Then my daughter asked me to knit a hat for her gorgeous son Leo, she had seen a hat I had made previously but we decided on a few alterations and until I could get the yarn I wanted I made this prototype..
I sent a pic of it to my friend Maria, the wonderful Made by Maz, and she promptly ordered one for her beautiful grandson Ethan, and when my daughter saw it she said she might have fallen in love with it but wanted one in grey….I posted a pic of it on my facebook page and then several people wanted it in different colours so I ended up knitting this
and the same in a very similar colour, which my daughter chose instead of the grey one. In his honour I called the hat the “Little Leo ”
and then someone asked if I could knit one for a girl and I came up with this
This is so soft and cuddly and has diamante buttons instead of the wooden ones.
Finally I made these
and the dog got jealous, so he had to wear one too…. (don’t worry this one’s not really for the dog and not for sale either!)
The hat craze seems to have eased off for the moment and so I’m working on a normal project, don’t think the madness will ease though.
I’ve tried to add a link to my Etsy shop, but I can’t get it to work, any of you who are interested in my knits, its at
Thanks for popping by and happy crafting!