Saturday, February 10, 2007

Hats Off!

"But what about keeping your ears warm," you may ask? Well Alison (aka Brainy Lady) resurrected a Knitty pattern from 2003 that's perfect for us pigtail and ponytail wearing lasses and lads. I liked Alison's adaptation of omitting the ties and adding a button on the side so much that I put the stockinette sock aside (momentarily) and cast on with my new Dream In Color yarn.

It's not quite done, though. I need an opinion on the button I should use as the finishing touch. You've helped me out before and I trust your collective advice. Shall I go with the deep reds (A-B), more blue toned (C-D) or completely different with the green (E)?

I'm leaning toward all of them and that is the problem. Opine away. Let's see if there's consensus.



Blogger Christy said...

A or D

2/10/2007 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

I like D! :)

2/10/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love D. Go for D!

2/10/2007 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like D and A, in that order.

2/10/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

I also narrowed it down to A or D. Isn't that weird? D is best.

I sent a friend to Knitwerks today. A newbie knitter who was in search of hat yarn. I hope she found something as lucious as Dream in Color.

2/10/2007 05:30:00 PM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

A if you're wishing to blend, D if you're wishing to pop. And in this particular instance, I think you should pop. (But I mean that in the best possible context...)

2/10/2007 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger Amy Artisan said...

I too would go with D - it seems like it matches the "pops" in the yarn. :)

2/10/2007 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

It's gotta be D, and I said that without reading everyone else's comments first. It brings out the purple. E does not go; B and C are good, but not as good as D; A is rather pedestrian, n'est-ce pas?

Just one person's opinion. You could also add zip by sewing the buttons on with beads. I do this quite often.

2/10/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...


haha, I did what lv2knit did. Made up my mind before I read the comments so I wouldn't be subliminally swayed!

2/10/2007 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

D! Having said that (as did so many others) I wondered why. So I looked harder. For me, it's because the purple button brings out the purple (or what looks like purple on my monitor) tones in the yarn. But I think it works particularly well because (by chance?) you used an orange-red pin to hold it down, which links it to the main yarn colour in the yarn. I'd try running the button thread through a bead (or 2, 3, 4) on top of the button to get the same effect. You could always take them off if it doesn't work for you. Which makes me wonder what 'B' would look like with a little nest of purple beads on it. Hmmm. Must try that at home!

2/10/2007 08:01:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

I have to agree with all your other commenters.... D is the best.

2/11/2007 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

D makes the purple hues pop as well as the reds and pinks.

2/11/2007 07:19:00 PM  

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