Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sometimes I watch Movies Just for the Knits

I have always loved hats, just not on my head. I don't know why I don't really look good in them. I decided to get over it though. Especially after dragging my husband to see Love Happens. I wanted to see Jennifer Aniston's wardrobe-I just didn't tell him that part. She was wearing the best hat in the movie and she had it in every color. I knew Ravelry would have a great pattern, probably exactly like it. Of course they did, of course!
I started this hat in ivory, but didn't like it. Brown was perfect!


I do like the hat better on Jennifer Aniston, but it is okay on me too, I guess.
Addison doesn't seem to think so. He told me that it was okay if I wore it around the house, but not while I was dropping him off at school.
" You look so embarrassing!"
My kids are starting to give me a knitting complex.


The Details:
Pattern: Felicity
Yarn: Cascade Tweed, 1/2 of a skein
Mods: The pattern says to use a size five needle, then change to a seven. I used the seven all the way around.
I started this hat in a light color but could see my hair line through the knitting because it is fitted around the head. I highly recommend a darker color.
Also, a wet block gave it just the right amount of slouch.

28 comments:

Christina Scovel said...

We have this group on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/as-seen-in-the-movies

In case you are ever interested in checking out what other people are watching and lusting after :)

Gigi said...

Oh cute! Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern!
I'm a rabid watcher of movies for wardrobe & knitty things too. In fact, I posted about a couple of movie knits I love here: http://myfireflycottage.blogspot.com/2009/07/have-you-seen_20.html
if you'd like to take a look. Oh, and "I Capture the Castle" has the sweetest little blue beret that I had to make recently too.

Pam said...

Oh yes, I cannot wait to rent The American Girl Kit movie again, just to get a peak at those sweaters from the 1940s. If only I could figure out how to make them in an adult size.

Any hints on that?

martha - ca knitter said...

The hat is so cute on you. Oh kids, what can you say? Your little one will get used to you wearing a hat, soon enough.
I really like Jennifer Aniston and since I know she wears this hat in the movie, I really want to see it now.

stefani said...

Oh no! Embarrassing! Don't believe it for a second. You're probably the hippest mama at ole' BCS!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm currently knitting this hat, have been forever it seems. I can't wait to get it finished. I hope it turns out as good as yours. And thanks for recommending I was wondering how blocking would change the slouchiness of hat. :-)

MichelleB said...

It looks great! It makes me want to make another one.

TD wool design said...

this looks great on you! i made similar pattern, nice and slouchy, for the girls last year. sadly i can't pull off a hat look! i love the brown by the way!

elliebelle said...

Love it! I've made 2 of these and they have been my favorite hat by far! Ok, and I totally watch movies for the clothes and accessories too, and yes I wanted to see Love Happens for the very same reason you did!!! That hat!!!

marit said...

So cute!

My kids are also embarrassed when I wear something handmade... I wanted to knit my 14year old a sweater today- she saw one in a magazine and wanteed to buy it- and her response was: Seriously???
So I guess I'll drop that idea-LOL!

Renee said...

Great hat! Looks terrific on you.

I've seen movies just for the knits too. Especially The Holiday. I want Cameron Diaz's wardrobe from that movie...

sewstylish said...

Oh I love the hat and have it on the needles right now. I'm doing it up in brown to match my Bella mitts. Did you just wet it and lay it flat to block? I also watch movies for the knitting we watched Twilight again over the weekend and I kept telling my twelve year old ohhh look at that knit and check out that sweater. SO glad I'm not the only one doing that.

Journeying Five said...

kids are so funny! would love to see the front view of the hat too!

tiennie said...

I love that the last post contained knits from the Twilight movie and this post has knits from Love Happens! I think that hat looks great on you!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

piff... what do kids know....it looks terrific...great colour...

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great hat! When I made mine it was white and yes, you could see my hairline....so not attractive. I frogged it and haven't cast on yet for another. Love yours!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I made a Felicity hat last year and it was really comfy. I didn't think I looked very good in mine, either, so I'm not going to make it again for me. :( I do like slouchy hats, though!

Cottage Mommy said...

Way to go wearing the hat! It is darling of course! I just bought a cute knit hat last week and bravely wore it yesterday...not a hat girl here - but decided to just do it! Who cares if we embarrass our children, right?

cathleen said...

Your hat looks really cute!

Hilary said...

Oh, boys don't know anything! :) It's a fantastic hat and, as far as I can tell, looks great on you!! I've been eying this pattern for awhile (I look so silly in hats, but want one so badly!) and I think this post of yours has given me the push I needed to cast on.

crochetgurl said...

Nice hat. I love watching movies for the knits too. There was a recent foreign film I saw called Departures that had a number of beautiful cabled sweaters in it.

By the way, would you consider selling leather coats-turned-into-bags in your Etsy shop?

kim said...

I have had this hat on my list forever. Even bought yarn for it. Someday I will make it. It looks so good on you. It's funny, when I was a kid, I always knew how cool my mom was. I think yours do too!

Jessica said...

I made a similar hat last year but didn't love it as much as the pattern you used. I do watch movies for the knits as well...winter movies always have the best inspiration!

stitching under oaks said...

It looks great on you...just the right amount of slouch.

QuiltedSimple said...

Jessie would say you are super cool and Tyler would say how embarassing! MUst be a guy thing. Looks great..
Kris

M Griffin said...

The hat is great. It is taking extreme self control not to just cast it on right NOW.

a friend to knit with said...

it looks fabulous on you, katie!
i started this hat last year, but my gauge was WAY off...... it was tiny. i frogged it never to cast on again.
i should give it another go... yours looks great!

kids....sigh.

Anica said...

Hi!
I'm new to knitting (this would be my first ever hat!) and am wondering - I wanted to get a really fine cashmere feel to the hat, instead of a chunky knit. How do I adjust the pattern? And, excuse the basic question - what's a wet block?
Thanks!