Tuesday 31 January 2017

Tea cosy hat

Hello dear readers and friends :)
I promised you a post of a finish before the end of January - so here it is :) Are you impressed ?

It was bitterly cold here for the last couple of weeks - it's warmed up a bit now, but last week .... ooo it was so so cold .... brrrrrr ..... I needed a hat and of course that is reason enough to crochet one.

The pattern I used is the Firebrand Slouch hat from my favourite crochet book "Crochet One-skein Wonders" by Judith Durant. I made mine a bit shorter so it wasn't slouchy ....

.... and I wear it with the brim turned up as I think it suits me better.

I seem to have one of those faces that doesn't really suit hats - too roundy? too chubby? hair too short ? glasses ? I don't know. I just know I'm not massively comfortable in a hat, but I think this one is OK. Don't be fooled by the half decent photos, I was very careful not to show off the double-chins.

If I make another - which I may very well do, in a different colour - I'll make the brim deeper so that there's more to turn up. I suspect it looks rather like a tea cosy, hence the post title.

The yarn is King Cole Big Value Chunky, I originally bought it to make a mermaid blanket, but really didn't like how it was working up. For a hat, however, it's perfect - really cosy and warm, and worked up easily in one evening.

Speaking of yarn, I had some "help" with that. Hmmmmm. Naughty doggy ....

.... but how could I be cross ..... soooo cute ....

Anyway, back to the tea-cosy, er I mean hat. Here's the top view (and yes those are maltesers - my favourite) .....

.... And a sort of side view in all its tea-cosy gloriousness :)

I used most of a 100g ball of wool, and have another ball left, so I think I'll make some wristies to match :) Almost a pity that the weather's warmed up !

Til next time,


  1. I think it's lovely...and so are you. And it doesn't resemble a tea cozy at all to me. What a cute helper you had.
    Blessings, Betsy

  2. Your comments made me laugh! Your hat is lovely, nice idea to make wristies.

  3. Hats don't suit me either but I can't do without one in the cold. Pup is so adorable. How can you resist those big brown eyes?

  4. Uplifting, you made me smile with your tea cosy comments. I thought your hat looked wonderful and did suit you, such a beautiful colour. Handsome pup too...

  5. Nice hat! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment-the yarn was gifted to me so I can't recommend a seller but the label reads King Cole Zig Zag in Spring Meadow color. (kingcole.co.uk)

  6. Love the hat and I think you're looking good with it!
    Also a nice colour and a very unique name you gave it ;-)
    Have a nice day,

  7. I think you look just fine in that hat.. I have a sister who insists she can't wear hats.. but this winter is sooo cold! I wear one a lot of the year when it's cold. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. It looks really great and great on you too! I know what you mean about the hat suiting thing though, I don't feel that I suit hats either!

  9. Lovely hat Jill....we definitely need them at the moment, don't we?It's so cold here!...and your little dog is adorable xx

  10. Great job Jill! And I think you look adorable in it! ;) And I just want to snuggle on that sweet poochie!! xoxo

  11. I don't believe for a minute that you have double chins! You look lovely, as does the hat (which suits you perfectly). x

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