purl soho hats!

Gah! These hats were so fast and fun to make!  I admit that I want to live in the world of Purl Bee and their creative goodness, so it’s no surprise that once I started knitting I would tackle some of their lovely projects.

I picked out a few colors of Malabrigo from Eat Sleep Knit: Polar Morn (blueish grey), Molly (coral pink), and Hollyhock (magenta purple).  It’s so soft and chunky.

My girls absolutely love them.  I popped into their room at night and slipped them on their heads. Sneaky knit hat fairy style. Bam!

I even made myself learn the Magic Loop Method for the crowns.  Well, I didn’t actually make myself learn it, I was forced.  We have a pretty poor selection of knitting needle sizes locally, so I couldn’t find any DPN’s in that size, just a longer circular.  It worked and that’s that!

[cuttin’ down the tree!]

Luckily I was in Madison with Jeni on our way to Camp Stitchalot last weekend and I convinced her to go with me to get a set of interchangable needles.  I bet I’ll be having some fun with them!

Camp was so fun by the way, hopefully I’ll blog about it in my next post!

18 thoughts on “purl soho hats!

  1. Jeni says:

    Yes, it was pure torture being dragged back there. I think I’ve already been twice since we got back, haha. The hats turned out so cute! And I love knit hat fairy ninja style!

  2. Ahna says:

    So adorable. I’m off to the knit store today to get some yarn to make a matching hat for me and my little girl. They’re too cute to make just one!

  3. Jess says:

    Which interchangeables did you get?

  4. Laura says:

    Love the hat fairy idea! My 4yo was sitting next to me while I was reading your post and she says she loooooooooooves those hats. Are you on ravelry? I’d love to heart your project!

    1. Anna says:

      🙂 your 4 year old would love the hat! I am on ravelry @noodleheadsews

  5. Ines says:

    So lovely are your girls with your lovely hats!
    Wonderful pictures too.

    Greetings from Germany

  6. Erin says:

    hi Anna! these hats are so cute! I sew & crochet, and want to learn knitting. Any suggestions on good learn-to-knit resources?

    1. Anna says:

      Yes, I used almost exclusively. 🙂 Searching on youtube is also good if you want to see another demonstration of a technique. Oh, and I knit continental style, a few people I talked to said it was a good style to learn, seems good to me!

  7. Vera says:

    Great pics. You’ll have wonderful tree for sure!

  8. Lorie says:

    Where did you find Knit Picks needles in Madison??

    1. Anna says:

      Hey Lorie! We got them at Wisconsin Craft Market in Westgate Mall, hope that helps! Jeni had gotten hers there. 🙂

  9. Such absolutely beautiful children! Love the hats. Looks like a fun outing.

  10. Nienke says:

    Very pretty hats! And go you for learning the magic loop method! I’m just not able to do that method. Don’t get it/doesn’t make sense! But it’s good to be versatile!

  11. Margaret says:

    I love the hats! The Christmas tree pic is uber cute!!

  12. Kristie says:

    Bam is right! Them’s some awesome hats, woman! Love them!! And magic loop/interchangables is where it’s at 🙂

  13. Poppyprint says:

    So adorable on both your sweet girls!!

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