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!


14 thoughts on “FO Friday – Autumn Gold Slouch Hat

  1. 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. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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. ?

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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