So I have to begin by apologizing for being so terrible about keeping up with my crafting. I have not have a lot of free time lately, but I’m going to try and get back into it this year. Part of the issue is that I haven’t had a lot of time to browse and get inspired to make something new. However, when I see something that I want to try, it drives me to make time for it. Case and point, I saw this really adorable hat from Portlano and I thought maybe I could try and modify it.
Portlano Heart Hat
When I saw this, the wheels in my mind started turning and I thought I may be able to figure something out. I had a perfect opportunity as well since one of my co-workers recently had a sweet little baby girl and we just survived Hurricane Jonas here on the east coast. Done!
I still have winter white and lavendar yarn leftover from my previous knitting forays with fair isle hats so I just used the same yarn as it is relatively easy to work with, is very lightweight, and makes a very nice finished product. I did a mash-up of patterns that I got from a great blog here, combining the heart pattern and the stripe pattern. As always seeing the pattern unfold before my eyes as I’m knitting is always so much fun, especially since I seem to have a serious problem following patterns closely and tend to improvise. Every project is a new challenge! One thing I did grapple with was if I wanted to make heart pom-pom for the top, or to try and knit a heart like the original inspiration piece. I finally opted on a plain pom-pom, but I think that in the future I may try to make an over-sized pom-pom pom. We’ll see what happens!
I already had the pleasure of seeing my hat on the adorable new owner, which is always such a nice treat! Welcome to the world sweet baby, and I hope that you are toasty warm with your new hat!