Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Creative Space - A ridiculous hat

I finished this completely ridiculous hat for Eloise last night, using the balls of wool she chose to learn to knit (you all knew THAT was going to be a complete disaster didn't you? She sat on my knee all ready to learn and after 2 minutes looked at me and said... "Not that kind of knitting Mummy, I want to do it MY way.") Hmm... She did come back to me a few times and held the needles half way down whilst I knitted so she felt like she was joining in!
Anyway. Back to the ridiculous hat...


It is WAY to big despite the fact that I ignored the pattern at several stages to make it smaller. I used this book and should have guessed they would make up big by the look of the child on the right hand side of the front cover who is almost drowning in her hat.


The hat has been through the washing machine on hot and through the tumble dryer in the vain hope it would felt (no was the answer).


Miss Eloise is thrilled with it despite it's hugeness. I'm sure she won't mind growing some Bob Marley Dreads to keep it on her head a little better. If she gets cold in winter she can always use it as a sleeping bag.

Miss Yoghurt-chops.
I had to resort to bribery for this particular fashion shoot!

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27 comments:

Kylie said...

It looks fabulous though! Miss Eloise must be one of those people who can just wear any hat and look fantastic because it really does look great. Laughed at your Eloise-knitting story - very cute :) K

ecoMILF said...

That is ridiculously CUTE! xo m.

Violet and Rose said...

Better too big than too small. That's my motto anyway.

Thank you for the link to that challenge. How good was that! Hadn't seen it, so I've entered! Why not?

Jennie said...

Love it! That big slouchy look is in!

Widge said...

oh that is cool! yip she totally pulls it off

Tracey said...

Here's to ridiculous hats, I love them, yours included!

Steph said...

Isn't it a bummer when you finish making something and it's too big/too small. It looks very cute anyway. Love the little "wee willy winkie" end :)

Kirsty said...

I love the hat & I think that the size adds to the appeal. Great work.

Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

She looks like a little surfer! ;)

Strickbombe said...

i think it's adorable and she wears it very well!

Chickie Little said...

Ooh love it! I'm jealous of people who can knit. I really need to learn now that I have someone to knit cute things for too!

Deece said...

I love the hat! I love ridiculous hats, I love making ridiculous hats. Today was crazy hat day at my niece and nephew's school, last crazy hat day, my nephew wore the really crazy one I made here: http://www.ayorata.com/2009/05/instant-gratification.html

nzgreenbuttons said...

It looks great! too big is better than too tight at least she will grow into it. When my Eloise wanted to learn to crochet it was a very similar story, she often picks up my crochet makes some wild movements with the hook and then hands it back. Love the colours

Polka Dot Daze said...

I think it is rather cute!
How about lining it with polar fleece to make it more fitting?

Collecting Feathers said...

This is absoloutely adorable. It is like a little elf or gnome hat. It wouldn't look half as good if it was smaller. xxNick

Tania said...

I've done that big hat thing more times than I can count. It's still a sweet keeper, I reckon. Nothing that a couple of bits of gaffer tape wouldn't fix (what the Mr would say)...

Made at Greenview said...

Lovely story and Eloise looks great.
I have a 7 year old who is learning to knit........ say no more!!

Ruby in the Dust said...

haha, you are so funny Sarah! I love reading your blog :)

Catherine said...

When she looks so cute in her hat it doesn't matter that it's a little big.:)

Melanie said...

I *love* the too-big slouchy look, she rocks it!

Sally said...

Maybe it is ridiculous - but it is certainly a super cute hat too!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Ridiculous, maybe, but dang is it darling on her! I had to laugh at the thought of dreads on that sweet girl.

Amanda said...

OK she is just adorable ....And I think the hat looks perfect on her...:)

Yana said...

aww, gorgeous hat! she looks cute in it!

thank you for your comment on my creative space and you guessed correctly what im making. by the way, i do happen to have the monkey, so i might be able to help you out! let me know :)

Rosalind said...

That's a classic :-) cute pics

Sarah said...

It's not ridiculous it's lovely! Anyway isn't it the general rule of thumb when making things for kids, to make a size bigger to get better wear out if it...Oh I sound just like my mother!! It is so typical that the things you desperately want to shrink in the wash, never do!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

well your litte one definitely pulls it off, it looks adorable on her.

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