Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bella Bomber

This year I have less Christmas knitting than last year. This is good in more than one way. Other than being crazy this time of year, it gave me more time to (try and) be creative. So my attempt at being more creative...

My niece requested an ear flap hat for Christmas. I debated about buying a super cute Target version that was $12 or struggle with finding a pattern that I was happy with. So! For her birthday (which is the week after Christmas) I wanted to knit Bella's Mittens for her. Finally, it occurred to me that I should knit a matching hat but the only Bella hat pattern I'd seen on Ravelry did not have ear flaps. This is where I got creative! I decided to try my hand at designing one. A fellow Raveler, AmberGale, named it...Bella's Bomber. I've attached a link for notes. I wasn't able to attach a .pdf file (I'm not so html inclined). :-) This is in no way a pattern! I just don't want anyone to be disappointed. You'll still need to refer to Bella's Hat pattern by Holly Easely while knitting Bella's Bomber.

I blocked the heck out of this because I thought it was going to be too small (that's why the cables flattened out so much). It's a hair big now but Malabrigo tends to bounce back a bit so I think it will end up being a perfect fit. Now, I gotta figure out how to make a cord and attach it. I'm so bad at i-cords, mine always are so bumpy. (Not a great pic because it was cloudy and snowing.)

8 comments:

morewithles said...

I *love* it!!!

Amy said...

Thanks, Leslie. It seems that 'tis the season for hats! :-)

toni in florida said...

Very cool and I love the color!

Hope your holiday has been great and your 2010 is even better.

Lynna said...

I love the hat! I've been looking for a good hat with ear flaps. I'd be happy to be your test knitter for future designs--you go girl!

Amy said...

I think that you did a beautiful job with this hat, the color is very pretty and the photo was just perfect with the snowflakes!!

Amy said...

I so wish Blogger had a reply function...

Thank you, Toni, Lynna, and Amy. Such kind words. It was a fun hat to make and really easy. The pic just doesn't do the color justice. It's Malabrigo Yarns Chunky - Pink Frost. I've just started the mittens to match...and of course with some mods (maybe). :-) Thank you for all the kind comments. Happy New Year!

Katie said...

This hat is REALLY pretty and CUTE! I love it. nice job! :)
-Kat1e

Amy said...

Thanks, Katie!