Friday, September 22, 2006

Heart Hat, Anyone?

Hello, Eva here. Has anyone ever made or seen an FO of the Heart Hat from Knitting Workshop? It looks adorable in the pictures and the instructions sound fun , but the lack of FOs makes me wonder if it's one of EZ's (rare) less nice-looking or less nice-fitting creations. The first time I even heard of the Heart Hat was from the book, which is most unusual for an EZ design. I'd like to knit it, but don't want to end up with an FO I'll never use.


  • I found some pictures of one here.

    There's another pic on this page. And check here too (scroll way down to the Feb. 15 post).

    Hope this helps.

    By Blogger Glaistig, at 7:00 AM  

  • Thanks, Glaistig, those links do help. The first link with the side view is particularly interesting. The bonnet is surprisingly shallow - lots of short-rows would be needed to make it fit.

    By Blogger ax174, at 7:10 AM  

  • Additionally, the heart hat is sized for adults, but the sheer cutie-pie factor of the design makes it look more like a kiddie cap.

    Perhaps in a sport weight, or fingering, or starting with fewer stitches would make the item more useful.

    I've mostly used the heart bit for elbow patches when someone comes to me for knit repair of a much beloved sweater that has had better days.

    By Blogger Spike, at 8:02 AM  

  • i've been thinking of making the heart hat, too!

    By Blogger michelleknits, at 8:35 AM  

  • I've been thinking about making the heart hat for my cousin's granddaughter. It is just so cute, how can you resist.

    By Anonymous Ginger, at 9:02 AM  

  • Heart Hat. I love the one with the green leaves at the bottom of the heart. It is a bit shallow, however, short rows are not necessary to make it deeper ... simply keep knitting straight. EZ says about 4-1/2" to the 10% decrease, then another 1-inch, "or to desired depth." That 10% decrease makes the fit nice and snug around the wearer's face (you know how bonnets tend to gape around the face, allowing in the bitter winds!).

    By Anonymous Meg, at 7:41 AM  

  • P.S. The Heart Hat may be resized for any wool in any size. The pattern is a multiple of 10 + 1. I wrote it up in an ancient issue of Knitter's magazine - with 3 sets of instructions using different multiples for a small, medium and large size.

    By Anonymous meg, at 7:45 AM  

  • I made two of the hearts from the heart hat and sewed them on a Tomten jacket as patch pockets. Super cute, wish I had a picture but that sweater is now lost in the sands of time.

    By Blogger Becky Clark, at 10:11 AM  

  • Thanks so much, Meg. I'll try that and post the results.

    By Blogger ax174, at 9:42 AM  

  • I have a friend who makes it for gifts on a regular basis and she loves it, the recipients love it, I love it. Could be a pattern that's just gotten lost in the shuffle.

    Looking forward to seeing some here.

    By Blogger AmberCake, at 7:30 AM  

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