Thursday, March 06, 2008

how do you know you made the ugliest hat ever?

The people at work have to try to find a nice way to tell you that it looks like barf. Literally.

That's ok though. It is supposed to look like barf.

Last night I got to thinking. (this is usually a bad sign, and one should run away from me when it starts to happen) I don't have any green outerwear to wear to the St. Patrick's Day parade. I have my fabulous knee socks, but no coat or hat or scarf. I look terrible in green, so I don't own much of it. Well, not much that goes on my upper body, anyway. I decided that I need to make a Parade hat.

The reasoning behind the hat was two fold. 1. I wanted a green hat. 2. I wanted to try something stitch-wise to see if it would work. The hat accomplished both things, therefore it is a success! (even if it looks suspiciously like barf)

How about some pictures?

Ahh. See?

Name: "Why the Hell is it SO COLD During the St. Patrick's Day Parade Official Drinking Hat"

Pattern: my own. would YOU buy this thing?

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Grass and Pumpkin

Needles: random 10.5 that were already out

Notes: Winged it. Double stranded it. made a puffball.

I know, before ya'll start in on me, I shouldn't have the orange and green together. I used the colors as an homage to the flag - not to the Protestant/Catholic thing. For what it's worth, I think you're both crazy. (I kid. love you all.) Also, orange and green are the two colors I look the WORST in, so super fitting for my ugly hat I think. And it has the added benefit of hiding all puke stains that it may come in contact with it.


KnelleyBelley said...

Oh my.

Erin said...

It's breathtaking.

WifeMomKnitter said...

Even uglier in person! Go Costumechick!

Anonymous said...

Them Yarn Colours go together like peas and carrots, and thats kind of what the colours remind me of, which coincedentally are two ingrediants usually found in Irish cooking which we normally eat around Saint Patricks day, which usually ends up as vomit because of the excessive amounts of beer also consumed for st. pats. day, which coincedentally usually ends up looking something like this hat only with brown bits thrown in...not that I'm saying your hat looks like puke, it was just a stream of conciousness thing...get it.