Monday, August 6, 2007

FO: Upside-down Flower hat

Upside-down Flower hat
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
Busy weekend - this almost didn't get done! But I'm hoping to see the expectant mom tonight, so I stayed up and sewed. This really came out cute, and (aside from the copious amounts of sewing) I really enjoyed making it. It's got great "bang for the buck" - it's quick and it's really, really cute.

Project specs:
Pattern: Upside-down flower hat, from Itty Bitty Hats. I started the hat on 64 stitches, because it called for heavier weight yarn than I was using.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport, in Violet, a small amount of Butter, and teensy amounts of Green Apple (the light green) and Grass (the dark green). In the original pattern, the part I used light green for was pale pink, but I think the two shades of green work well.
Needles: Lantern Moon size 5 DPNs. But I'm so going to order 16" needles from Knit Picks! I prefer to knit hats on a circular - it's even faster!

It's being modeled by a bottle of Soju. For all you out there who know Korean or know someone who knows Korean, can you identify what this is? I bought it at duty free coming back from Seoul, because of the beautiful bottle, but turns out it's really great stuff. Where can I get more?

Full photo of the bottle:
Soju bottle

Close-up of the label (click for bigger):
Soju bottle (label closeup)

And yes, the only thing I can read is 45% - alcohol, I expect. Like I said, it's great stuff!


Theresa said...

That hat did turn out so cute!

Bogie said...

Soju is a spirit made mainly from rice. Other ingredients might be barley, wheat, or sweet potato. It's a hard liquor--like vodka. When I was in Korea I saw people drink Soju from small cups, like shot glasses or sake cups.

Check a well stocked Asian market or a Korean market for Soju.

Rhonda said...

That is a really, really cute hat!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oops, I was on my work email. :)

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest upside down flower hat I've seen and I've looked through a ton of blogs - I love the color combinations - you really have an eye for color and did a fantastic job! I hope the mother-to-be loved it and you were able to see the baby in it!