December 3, 2010

Hats, Hermione and The Holiday

I decided to try and adapt the pattern of the hat I made Austin to fit an adult (and without earflaps), but unfortunately, it's still too small for my head. Maybe I have a big head? Actually, I started to run out of yarn ( I was using some leftover acrylic yarn in my stash because this was experimental and acrylic is cheap) so that's why I couldn't really make it the size I intended. I can actually fit the hat on my head, but it's a little short, and a bit tight. But it fits Audrey PERFECTLY.  Someday I might write up this pattern and post it here to share!

Me: Audrey, I made you a new hat! Come try it on!
Audrey: Oooh, really? Oh, I don't want grey.
Me: Ok, well just try it on and see if it fits so I can give it to someone else then.

So, now I'm browsing Ravelry and searching for new hat patterns. And came across this one. So cute, I think I might start this one tonight!

And so, after reading that blog post, I thought  - wow, if someone managed to make a hat inspired from a movie, I'm sure someone probably tried to write up a pattern of the sweater Cameron Diaz wore in the movie The Holiday. I LOVE that sweater. I recenly watched this movie and can't stop thinking about this sweater now that the weather is chilly. I just love watching that movie just so I can go ga-ga over that sweater. So I searched Ravelry, and voila! Here's a blog post about this sweater. Maybe I'll start this one after Christmas!


  1. Super cute! I love the one you made for Austin too. You are inspiring me.... I need to learn. How long did it take you to make?

  2. You should totally do it Suzanne! It's much easier than you think. The hardest part for me is finding time to knit. The grey hat took about 4 days, and I would say I had about 1 to 2 hours per day (mostly while watching TV, so that slows me down a bit). Austin's ear flap hat took a bit longer, maybe a week plus a few days-ish. :) I can show you how to get started. You'll be addicted in no time!

  3. I love that you are finding patterns everywhere and just making them! If you ever need a tester for cold weather, you know where to find us. :)