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Stella and Porom

Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

After making Ripple in October, and wearing it constantly since then, I knew my first order of business after finishing my Christmas presents was to knit myself another hat. The pattern I chose is Stella, a free download from MadelineTosh. The yarn is Sundara Sock in Cactus Rose, held double and knit with size 6 and 8 needles.

If I had it to do over again, I would probably go down a needle size or two. The pattern was written to be just a little too floppy for my tastes – but not enough that I won’t wear it.

After finishing Stella I realized hats are the perfect project for me right now – they’re quick, easy but fun to knit, and this time of year I can get a lot of mileage out of them. After searching through patterns on Ravelry I decided my next hat would be Porom.

Porom is a BrooklynTweed pattern. It’s knit out of Valley Yarns Northampton in Dark Grey – a color I’ve really grown to love lately. I used size 4 and 6 needles.

When I tried this hat on for the first time my reaction was “Yes! This is so me!” Then I put on my black pea coat and realized, no matter how much I may love other hats I knit, this is THE HAT. We will be seeing quite a lot of each other this winter.

HelloKnitty’s Stella – Ravelry Link

HelloKnitty’s Porom – Ravelry Link

Unless something unexpected happens today, look for another finished project post tomorrow – this time it’s a sweater!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Christy permalink
    Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 8:56 am

    How absolutely perfect are both of these hats! They look beautiful on you!

    • helloknitty permalink
      Thursday, 31 December, 2009 7:15 am

      thank you!

  2. Riaknits permalink
    Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 9:33 am

    Your Porom is gorgeous! You’ve inspired me – I’m going to make one, too.

  3. Magi permalink
    Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 10:20 am

    I love Porom on you – and I have also made this hat ….twice! I have a “bigger” head but Porom is great. Made mine in Jamieson’s Spindrift and living up here in Quebec, always have one in my bag!

  4. Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 11:06 am

    Very cute!

  5. Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 12:00 pm

    It’s fantastic and it looks great on you. I always pass over grays, and really, I love it too. I’m hoping to knit more with neutrals this year, just to give them a little love.

    • helloknitty permalink
      Thursday, 31 December, 2009 7:17 am

      I have a feeling a dark grey sweater will be one of my projects this year. I like neutral colored clothing, especially black, but there’s something about it that makes me shy away from it in knitwear.

  6. Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 3:00 pm

    Oh, I adore your Porom. And I adore the pattern itself, but I haven’t worked up the nerve to actually pay money for it yet – my budget mainly goes toward rent and yarn.

  7. Mom permalink
    Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 4:48 pm

    Those styles suit you to a T! Very cute hats and great pictures!

  8. Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 6:01 pm

    Hat is cute and cute on you!

  9. Aunt Judi permalink
    Thursday, 31 December, 2009 11:00 am

    Em, These pictures could be the cover of a magazine. You and your hats are beautiful!

  10. Saturday, 2 January, 2010 2:16 pm

    Both are lovely, and you are stunning!

    Miss you!

  11. Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 3:43 pm

    wow. i love stella!! what a gorgeous colorway and an even more fantastic shot of you in it!


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