I don’t know what is up with this last week. Maybe it is the snow or the pretty lights or the homemade cookies everywhere but this week has made me want to knit EVERYTHING. Mainly gifty type knits. I want to knit a present for everyone I know. I am feeling the Christmas gifting love. Only problem, I don’t have any time. I already have several projects on the needles I have to finish in the next week. Why didn’t I feel this way a month ago?
Then I saw The Golden Compass –which I loved by the way. If there was nothing else to love about the movie, at the very least, there are the costumes. Particularly, the hand knits. The main character Lrya’s sweater coat, gloves, vest, and hats made me want to rush home and do some knock off knitting. For example this coat and hat. You can sort of see her gloves here. And mainly, this hat. I can’t stop thinking about it.
I am sure the hat would actually take like 5 minutes to make but the effort to work out a pattern and yarn selection is time I don’t have–at least not for a couple weeks. But I can so see one of my little nieces tromping around outside in this hat.
If anyone has seen someone write up a pattern for the hat please let me know. Or, if you want to figure it out, I wouldn’t argue. In the mean time, go see the Golden Compass. It is beautifully filmed, visually stunning, perfectly casted, and a truly original story. I read the books years ago and have been patiently awaiting the movie release. As always, the books are better, but I was very pleased with what the movie was able to do in 2 hours. So go see it.
The following 8 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
The hat reminds me of Michelle Heyman’s Elf Caps from Melanie Falick’s handknit holidays. I haven’t been bit by the knitting bug lately, but I am starting to feel the excitement again as the snow grows!
I also wonder if maybe you could modify this pattern or use a chunky yarn to make it more of an adult cap:
I will have to pick your brain about the Golden Compass. I keep getting emails about it. The comercials for it look awesome. I know that you would give me probably a more honest perspective about the whole ‘contreversy.’
I totally know what you mean! I feel like every time I turn around I just HAVE to knit something for so-and -so!! I love to hankdknit gifts, mostly because I seem to be blessed with recipients who like them!
The Golden Compas is on my to-see list!
I want to read the book first!
The one Beth mentioned is available free here:
There’s also this one on Ravelry:
The hat looks like the baby bonnet from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I bet you could just sub in bulky yarn and knit the pattern pretty much as written.
you know i’m dying to make that hat too! i’ll probably whip one up after Christmas and i’ll keep you posted.
I loved the books, so I hope the movie does the first book justice!