Monday, August 24, 2009

She Wore a Starrberry Beret (sing like The Artist Formerly Known as Prince)*



Now with only eight sleeps to spring, I have finally cracked it – the two year old has a winter hat. It fits her, (she looks slightly less bald than in the earlier attempt) and it was roadtested (successfully) over three hours while partying at the park/hanging upside down at bewildering heights, off play equipment intended for eight year olds. Even though she loves party hats she loves her Starrberry beret more.



The excellent freebie pattern is courtesy of the clever Mel at M*. The pattern is adult-sized, but I snuck in some extra decreases and wing and prayer-ed it, also because the (OOOH! Look, now it’s blue! OOOH! Look, now it’s pink!) sock wool bought from Sunspun has become a bit of an obsession. Only not for socks.

PS. There’s an adult-sized Starrberry Beret giveaway going on even as I type. Pop on over to see Mel quick sticks to be in with a chance for your own custom-coloured hatty statement.

* It’s put a smile on my dial and a boogie in my walk, even though I have just woken up the kid. If you are the right demographic (i.e. about my age, you seriously need to go HERE, right now – and turn up that volume to LOUD).

24 comments:

Jessi said...

oh so cute! you are a bit of a genius with the wool and knitting needles aren't you?!

:)

One Flew Over said...

Gorgeous! and given the weather lately I'm sure your little munchkin will get a lot of wear out of it!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Wow-wee... if it passed the "park/hanging upside down" test, then that Starrberry Beret is the business!! She is super cute in her new hat Tania. And top marks to you for adjusting it from big head to little head size.

And it is good to see no further additions to the dress up box!

Gotta go and get back to shakin' my groove thang.... 1, 2, 1, 2, 3 huh...

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohhhhhh...now i have that song stuck in my head, thank you Ms T!
very cute indeed though :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant hat (glad it survived the party/pak roadtest!!). Entertaining post as usual :)

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Yay you! Another brilliant crafty achievement told in phenomenal style. And, um, has anyone pointed out how much that random child in the photos looks... well... like you?

Leonie Guld said...

oh......it's gorgeous!!

Kylie said...

I am soooooo your generation, babe! Love that song :) Congratulations on the beret! Just fabulous. K

Mel said...

Well Prince (he's back to that now you know) is only my FAVOURITE male performer of ALL time so I am with you 100% on that one.

And the hat is super cute - hey a hat that gets WORN is a winner in my book. Three cheers for Mel and her crocheting ways!

PottyMouthMama said...

So cute - love that she kept it on the whole time - looks super sweet.

I am with you, Prince is a failsafe choice for a mood lift. I am a massive fan of the falsetto.

Cute as Buttons said...

Well done on the beret and the car knittery. It is 35 degrees here and I've had the air conditioning on since midday. I'll have to start by knitting a sun hat or bikini for the small girl. Lisa.

SadieandLance said...

You're on a role lady!

Grace said...

Beautiful---

beck said...

That has to be one of my Top Ten photo's of the year. The party hat on top of the beret, draining that cup like it's the last drink she'll ever have..fanastic. Love your work xo

Amanda said...

Adorable...Great job on the beret!! I'd say it's a hit with the little one, can't beat that!!

Loz and Dinny said...

look at that little cutie! and hey - with four seasons in one day - who cares if it's almost spring - it's Melbourne! You are the knitting bomb!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That's very pretty ! And the wearer obviously feels the same . Well done !!

mim said...

lovely beret, lucky girl :)

Cheeky Little Monsters said...

Too cute! Well done!

Kirsty said...

The beret looks wonderful. The artist formerly known as always generates a smile from me. xx

Smitonius said...

Smitonius here: yes, I need tutorial on hairspray and tongs... plus regular reminders that a visit to the hairdresser is needed more than once a year - but, I know, I should get myself a hat like this one when I go to work tomorrow!

Jokes aside, v. cute.... you appear to be knitting up a storm.

Madeline said...

It's fabulous. You are quite the whiz with those needles!

gardenmama said...

super sweet strawberry beret! : )

Karin said...

That littl ehat is really cute! And I love Prince. That song I didn't hear for a long time, so it was great to sing along again. Thanks!