24 February, 2007

Boston traveler

My dear friend came to chilly Boston, so it was a perfect time for her to model her hat.




Blossom wished for a Norwegian hat, and I picked this one because I thought it was a little more urban and sophisticated than the standard Norwegian hats. Doesn't she look chic?




We had a great time checking out shops (Yarn and Other) and totally stuffing ourselves with delicious food. Now I want to eat out in the North End every week!


Yarn: Dale of Norway Falk (charcoal backgound) and Heilo (all the contrast colors) , gold lame thread.
Pattern: Dale of Norway book 161

Details:
The edging is knit with standard color stranding. The stars are duplicate stitched after the hat was finished. On the back of the edging I used black cotton instead of the wool.

The pattern called for using a strand of gold thread together with all the contrast color and duplicate stitching, but my gold thread was too thick, (you can see it obscures the companion color) so I only knitted in the gold on the two stripes on the edging. It would have been too much otherwise.



I hope it will keep her warm!

34 comments:

  1. Hege, that hat is gorgeous, and it looks terrific on your friend :) You did a beautiful job, what a nice gift!! Hope you had fun, I love it when old friends come to visit!

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  2. Beautiful hat! Very chic!

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  3. Love the hat, you do great work!
    Sorry, norwegian... Jeg har bodd i Austin ogsaa, og Dallas... Gikk du paa skole i Austin?
    Hvilket Rauma garn bruker du paa Brocade Leaves Sweater? Jeg har brukt det tynneste Rauma garnet PT2 pa mine Baby Boots som jeg viser paa bloggen... Takk for websiden til NordicFiber Arts, den kan komme godt med..
    Randi

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  4. What a classy hat! It looks terrific on her and even matches her purse!

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  5. This hat is so beautiful, I love it! It reminds me of the lovely old embroidered cloths you sometimes see in museums. Your friend is lucky!

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  6. I love the hat. It's fabulous! I think the gold bits look good.

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  7. That's a really lovely hat! And Blossom looks absolutely cute with it.
    I took a Norwegian knitting class yesterday and learned how to hold two yarns with both hands and how to trap yarns ... very interesting!

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  8. Lucky Blossom! The hat looks spectacular on her! And of course now I have to go purchase the pattern book...the patterns in it are irresistible! :)

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  9. Hege, I think you are just amazing. I know, we'd seen the hat but to see it on Blossom, the colours are all perfect for her, and yes, looks very chic.
    I'm with marie, I need to enhance my library with more Dale patterns.
    asap!

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  10. Beautiful friend and hat .It has a slight Tudor look to me which is lovely.

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  11. Prefect hat for her!, I love how the shape bells out at the crown, it's so beautiful

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  12. Just linked over from Blossoms to say what an amazingly beautiful hat this is!

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  13. Love the colors on the hat. Just beautiful and chic!

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  14. The hat matches her outfit and bag. Gorgeous colours!

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  15. I'm absolutely and totally impressed by this hat! Really, this must be the most beautiful one I've seen for ages, and I'm not exaggerating here! And it looks absolutely fantastic on your friend!

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  16. The hat is absolutely beautiful! What great colors!

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  17. What a hot hat. Beautiful, elegant and special. A wonderful gift.

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  18. What a great hat! Your knitting is gorgeous.

    I was wondering if you had any suggestions for yarn and/or fabric stores in the Boston area? I am planning a trip later this week and would love some neat places to spend my money.

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  19. Lucky, lucky friend both for the hat (smart move on the thread) and for all those dinners!

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  20. ooh, boston, north end, gorgeous hand knit hats... I'm off to check airfares...

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  21. Wow! Love that hat........the photo is so perfect of Blossom...the pop of red with her red bag! Beautiful work!

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  22. Kuult! Soennen min vil soeke seg til A&M neste semester....Hifa 2...Takk for tipset!

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  23. The hat looks very flattering on Blossom! The colors are perfect for her.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting together!

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  24. Hei, og takk for hilsen på bloggen min. Jo jeg vil gjerne være med på knitalongen!

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  25. OMG hege that hat is absolutely gorgeous! i just love love love it!!!

    and seriously how cute is blossom?

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  26. The hat looks wonderful, warm and comfy. Your duplicate stitch is marvelous, too. :)

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  27. Ja, jeg droemmte meg nok hjem der et oeyeblikk... Jeg tror faktisk jeg satt paa vidda....
    Du faar vel kanskje litt sne der du er...?
    Takk for kommentar!

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  28. What do I need to do to become your good friend? You did an amazing job with that hat.

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  29. Wow! That that hat looks great!

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  30. Lucky Blossom!! The hat is gorgeous and I'm completely amazed that the stars are duplicate stitched, they look perfect!
    must.resist.the.dales...... :)

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  31. That hat is just beautiful. I have never seen one that shape before- really, really cute!

    Great knitting too...

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  32. Gorgeous hat. Never seen a hat that nice in Norway. Makes me feel homesick.

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