19 November 2013

Definitely Not A Selfie

It's really hard to photograph a hat without including your face.


The irony that 'selfie' has today been named as the Oxford English Dictionaries' word of the year is not lost on me.


It's Vanessa's fault!  As soon as I saw her looking so adorable in her woolly red hat, I wanted my very own.

Impatient as ever, I picked up my hook and made it up as I went along!  I wanted a sort of slouchy affair which I decided would be more forgiving than anything too styled.  I started by crocheting a circle and, when it reached approximately six inches in diameter, I continued my rounds without increasing.

It won't win any prizes for hat design but it's deliciously cosy.  Given the sudden drop in temperatures today, that suits me just fine.



Ugh!  I need a haircut!

xxx

31 comments:

  1. Hi Heather
    Oh you're so clever to just do that without a pattern - it's lovely ! I love the colours and the little flowers just finish it off beautifully.
    Stay warm
    Kate x

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  2. Ha ha! Love it.....and love it's MY fault you made an adorable hat for yourself! Tee hee! And you are right, it's hard to photograph a hat without doing a selfie. I wasn't brave enough to keep mine up there though and have everyone be put off their dinner! I wore mine today too, oh my word, the temperatures have dropped incredibly quickly haven't they? Your hat is really rather gorgeous H and wow to wing it without a pattern. I'm so rubbish trying to make something without a pattern. I think my brain cells refuse to play ball! Happy wearing my lovely xxxxxxxx

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  3. Beautiful colour, beautiful embellishments, beautifully crocheted. Just plain beautiful x

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  4. Your hat is gorgeous - how clever of you to do it without a pattern! xx

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  5. Oh this is lush!!!!! It's far more pro than my crocheted hat. Are they doubles? I did trebles......and mine looks spiral whereas yours looks very fab with a cross or something????????
    Stunning Heather.
    And you looks cute in tights x x x

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  6. Oh that's so pretty, love the little felt flowers Sarah xo

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  7. It's lovely! Off to check out Vanessa's now, your tempting me.....and I never wear hats! :) x

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  8. That's a fab hat Heather, I can't believe you made it without a pattern, clever you! Such gorgeous little felt flowers too :)
    Caroline xxx

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  9. Hi Heather, your hat looks gorgeous and it's perfect timing as you say.....burr, it's chilly tonight.
    I love the yarn colour and the shape.
    Thank you for your kind, supportive e.mail, you are lovely.
    Jacquie x

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  10. It looks fab and wow without a pattern, just in time for winter to kick in this week
    Clare x

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  11. I love the hat. The shade of red is delicious. It's gorgeous. As are you, I suspect... I haven't put a photo of myself on the blog as I can't find one I like. I need to get over myself! x

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  12. Lovely hat Heather. I wish I could do that without a pattern. Maybe I will give it a try as our temp dropped to -7 degrees celsius today and my ears were a little chilly just from the car to the store!

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  13. It's a lovely hat! I love the little flower embellishments too. You are very clever. I wish I could work without a pattern!
    I love your spotty coat hook too.
    Well done x

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  14. What a gorgeous hat and how clever you are, Heather, to make it without a pattern. Sounds like the real cold weather has struck over there, so good timing! I also love your spotty coat hook, very sweet! Hugs, Joy x

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  15. It's an utterly charming hat, and I love the way it has the hint of a brim. I hereby declare it the Hat of 2013.

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  16. I know that hat dilemma only too well! Not that you need worry though, I've seen your pretty face before. Anyway, it looks fab and you pulled it off without a pattern too, so I know you're not *just* a pretty face! :D

    S x

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  17. Love the hat Heather, it deserves a selfie, though!! :-) ! It's impressive that you did it without pattern!!! Brilliant!

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  18. It is just beautiful! And such an amazing colour. I really love the embellishments you have added...it is perfect in every single way. May I ask where you got the flowery tights you are wearing in the photo? I have been looking unsuccessfully for a pair like this! Thanks.
    Marianne x

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    1. Of course you may!!! I'm pretty sure they were from good old M&S, Marianne. x

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    2. Thanks Heather, I will check out M&S!
      Marianne x

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  19. Your hat is beautiful, Heather! I really love the colour and the shape and the sweet decoration .......just brilliant!
    Helen x

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  20. Its beautiful you clever thing for winging it, it turned out wonderfully! xxx

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  21. Heather, your hat is just adorable! I never were hats, but I'd wear this one! ...and I love your tights too! xo

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  22. Ah H that is just perfect x you clever thing. Beautiful x x x

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  23. It's lovely! It looks jolly and warm and just perfect :D

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  24. Dear Heather,

    That hat? It's simply fabulous! I love the felt details on it. Vanessa has a lot to answer for :-)

    Stephanie

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  25. Suits you perfectly. I love the yellow roses too. Good when you can just fall in love with something and then whip it up. X

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  26. Well I am crazy about it!
    It wins the prize as far as I am concerned.
    I want one too!!!
    ~Danette

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  27. What a cosy looking hat. Love the colour too. And what creative no face selfies ;)
    Well done
    Emma x

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