Thursday, June 14, 2012

my creative space...turn a square hat

So today I have finished knitting my new beanie!  I think this might become my favourite hat pattern!
The pattern I used is  Turn a Square by Jared Flood  and I really enjoyed making this little hat.  It has been quite chilly round here recently so I should get a bit of wear out of it soon. 

It is made with a solid colour for the main colour and a self striping yarn for the other stripe.  I used a nice charcoal and some left over Noro Silk Garden for the colourful  stripe.  The crown is a great squarish shape due to the way the decreases are done, and pretty easy to knit even though I don't have a lot of experience knitting in the round.  I think I could make a few more of these is other colour ways.

Hope you are having a creative day too!
Joining in over here.


  1. You're right, this hat is adorable! You are going to busy, everyone will want one!

  2. Nice hat! Love the lines of different shades, they look very fashionable on a grey background :))) I wonder how do you find time to make so many awesome projects? :) Take care!

  3. Oh I love the colours you have used. So pretty!

  4. Oooh that was on my list too. I was planning on making a navy-styled hat, dark blue and cream colored...I love how your hat turned out. Really pretty!!

  5. Love the stripes. It's a good way to make some lovely yarn go a little bit futher.

  6. I made some of these hats at Christmas for various sons, husbands and nephews - it's definitely the most successful hat pattern I found. I varied the stripe pattern quite easily, sometimes thick ones, sometimes stripes of varying widths. I've also just recently finished Jared Flood's Terra shawl - you can see it here - - I think his patterns are really simple but effective.

  7. Wow that's so cute :-) lovely colours

  8. What a cute hat, thank you for the pattern link :)

  9. Loved this and the colours are great! BTW, I've nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award, so I hope you don't mind. Please pop over for the rules. x

  10. Gorgeous colours Jules.....can I borrow it for tomorrow's market please. They're predicting 13deg. and as it's outdoors!!.......

    Have a great weekend,

    Claire :}

  11. very, very cute stitching projects! i love crochet and knitting. i found you on pinterest, and now that i've had a chance to visit your blog, i'm going to follow you and add you to my blogroll so i can visit again!
    a new reader in ohio, usa

  12. Hi Jules,

    Just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for 'the sunshine' award. Full details can be found on my post here:

    I understand that if you have already received many of these types of awards you may not wish to join in, but I hope that the link on my blog brings in lots of new visitors to your beautiful blog. I chose your blog as it always makes me feel 'happy' and 'sunny' when I visit to see your colourful crafty projects.

    Best Wishes
    Fleur xx

  13. Jules,
    I have just spent a lovely hour or so browsing your blog and I'm very glad that I stumbled across it!
    I love your house and your bright happy colours.
    I will be back often to check out what you're up to!
    Thanks for making my day brighter (it being sooooo cold!!!!!)

  14. Wow....this is so beautiful!


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