FO Friday – Autumn Gold Slouch Hat

Finally! My slouch hat is finished and now just needs to be written up.  Stupidly, I didn’t write everything down too clearly so it might take a while to get this one ready for testing.  This isn’t the sharpest photo but you get the idea!  You can see a close up pic of the pattern here from a previous post.

Fyberspates Rural Charm Slouch Hat
The yarn is Fyberspates Rural Charm, 4ply Blue Faced Leicester, Cashmere and Silk in Gold. Yum :)

I have decided that this will be my first leftie friendly pattern, as I feel bad for all the left-handers out there that have to read patterns backwards!  I will be enlisting help from my good friend Lucy on getting everything multi-lingual so everyone can enjoy knitting it, before I start on working on my previous patterns.

On another note, here are some pretty poppies and wild flowers I spotted on my way to the post office this morning :)

© Buttons and Beeswax

© Buttons and Beeswax

© Buttons and Beeswax
I figure there is no point in doing a 366 project if I don’t use the photos not included for blog content! I love this last one, the flower looks super-imposed (but its not!) I’m not sure what this flower is..

And lastly, yesterday I came across these fab tutorials for creating knitting charts using Adobe Illustrator.  Previously I’ve used Excel, but being a Photshop/InDesign kind of laydee, I thought it might be nice to get my head around some of the Illustrator basics.  There is a lot more control to be had in how your chart looks, and you can easily create your own symbols.  It’s strangely addictive too!

 

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14 Responses to FO Friday – Autumn Gold Slouch Hat

  1. kala says:

    Very cute hat! And I didn’t realize there was such a difference for left vs. right handed knitters in terms of patterns, interesting!

  2. Great hat! I love the way the yarn color and the stitches interact.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Lovely hat! I wish I was better at knitting! I’ve never tried anything beyond a scarf (and I usually never end up finishing lol).

  4. Allison says:

    That hat is lovely! I love that color and it looks great on you. This may push me past my fear of wearing yellows as a blonde.

  5. Contessa says:

    The hat looks lovely–I wouldn’t mind trying my hand at something like that! :)

    Also, those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Especially in that last photo. ?

  6. evelyn says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful new design … the hat looks gorgeous in the golden hue you chose.

  7. I didn’t realise there was a pattern difference either, just shows you learn something new. Great hat btw

  8. Sandra says:

    Nice hat! And gorgeous flower photos, just lovely :-) x

  9. Wool Diaries says:

    I love your hat and love the fact that you are planning on writing the pattern for lefties as well. I have a friend who is a leftie and we have to sit and rewrite the patterns for her. So I know she will appreciate it and I know what pattern I will be buying her for her birthday!

  10. Jazz says:

    Love the color of the hat!

  11. Meredith says:

    I love the lace pattern in this hat! I’d love to add it to my queue when you get the pattern up!

  12. Robin says:

    It looks like you’re back in the groove! Your slouchy hat is terrific, and they’re so trendy right now. Good luck with your pattern writing. The flowers are so pretty – thanks for sharing them with ys!

  13. Alicia says:

    Gorgeous hat! I, too, am unaware of the differences for left and right-handed patterns.

  14. Lynn says:

    Beautiful hat! Beautiful flowers! What a delightful post!

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