Monday, April 1, 2013

First dragonfly of spring

I said that once I got it on the Chiagoos, the hat was flying didn't I?
Well flew it did, and even with the beading, it was off the needles by bedtime.

I love this hat! I made quite a few mods to it though. Several other ravellers said they found it was quite large. I have a small head, and I hate it when my hats slip off, so modding I went. I cut the crown short (I didn't want a slouchy hat) and I decreased considerably more for the beaded band.
As mentioned, I used Skinny Bugga in Dragonfly Tattoo. The skein was so pretty, I just couldn't use it for socks. It deserves to be flaunted.
Don't you just love all those shades? This is hand-dyed yarn at it's best. I had the perfect beads to complement it in my stash (Thanks to Dave's mom's score a few months ago). They are a clear bead with a metallic centre and a slight iridescence. They echo the blue, green and purple of the yarn perfectly!

And even though it's April 1, it's darn tooting cold today (it was snowing this morning - well played Mother nature... well played!) so I'll probably get a few weeks out of this before all the cold weather knits get put away until next season.


Anonymous said...

I am in love with that hat! The beads are awesome!

Congrats on the finish!

Rachelle said...

Lovely hat!

Araignee said...

Very flattering! Snow? Too bad. It's still cold here too. :(

Zenitude said...

You were right to use this yarn for a hat. And to add beads. Beautiful!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's definitely hat weather - minus 6 this morning when I got up. It looks great! And your beads are perfect.

After your post about the circs the other day I went online and ordered a handful of sizes for my SIL. She was in town on the weekend and bought some lace yarn to try a shawl. And with her birthday coming up, those needles seemed like the perfect idea :)

Nancy Kay said...

Yes! Beautiful hat! Love the added beads, and it fits perfectly. Well done!

Monika said...

Lovely hat! Like the beads on it. It suits you very well.

Knatolee said...

This is sooo pretty. Looks great on you.