Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fox in socks? Or brat in hat?

The great Dr. Suess comes to mind this morning as I log today's blog entry. I received a photo of Lindsay Lohan from a stitching friend, who would like to make (or buy) Lindsay's hat, as seen on people.com:

At any rate, the hat is cute, and I found a link to this free pattern that is pretty close, as far as I can tell from the grainy photo. Working it in Cascade Eco Alpaca would give it the slight halo and softness that Lindsay's hat seems to have. Also, I would start on a smaller needle (#6 or #7) and do 4 rounds of garter stitch instead of ribbing, then switch up to a #8 for the seed stitch section.

And if you really want to feel like a Hollywood starlet, check out the new yarn that arrived yesterday - "Bling" from Pagewood Farms:



It's subtle in the photo, but this super-bulky thick-and-thin yarn has just the right amount of Bling. Here's a recipe for a cute and quick one-skein hat:

Using #17 24" circular and Pagewood Farm "Bling," cast on 38 stitches. Join and place marker. Knit every round until hat measures 9.75" from cast-on edge. Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread through tapestry needle, then through live stitches on the needle. Pull, bringing yarn to wrong side, and weave in ends. Instant bling!


Enjoy! Bling is not in our online store quite yet, but you can call us toll-free to order: 1-877-LOOPSOK. I'm off to watch the Parent Trap. Ahh, for the good ol' days.

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

3 Comments:

Blogger Billie Anne said...

Are those Gina Marie's cute toes in the Bling picture? :-)

Billie Anne

October 21, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger loretta said...

Gina's photos are so good and folks were ogling this yarn when I left the shop on Tuesday, so I hope it will still be there on Friday when I come to get it to put it online.

The yarn will probably go up on the site Saturday or Sunday.

October 21, 2009 at 8:40 PM  
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