Now Available: Starbucks Mandala Hat Pattern Monday, Mar 31 2008 

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Now available, Starbuck’s Mandala Hat Pattern. You can read or print it out online, or if you’d like a .PDF copy to have for your very own, shoot me an email at quirkyknitgirl@gmail.com.

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This is a super quick knit, just in time for the premiere of season 4.

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Enjoy!

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Starbuck’s Mandala Hat Monday, Mar 24 2008 

Remember that extremely bright, primary-colored yarn I posted a while back? Well, I finally finished the project it was meant for.

I present to you, Starbuck’s Mandala Hat:

Starbuck's Mandala Hat

For those of you who are looking confused, this is the first of (hopefully) many designs inspired by fandom. In this case, Battlestar Galactica. Starbuck (played by the always kick-ass Katee Sackhoff) paints this mandala in shades of yellow, red, and blue on the walls of her apartment on Caprica, not realizing that it has much greater significance in the search for Earth and her destiny.

I loved the colors and spiral-pattern of the design, and I thought it would make a perfect hat. It didn’t take long to make, once I sorted everything out with the spirals and stopped putting it aside for other things. Keep an eye out for better (modeled!) photos and a link to the pattern later this week.

Hats Galore Thursday, Jan 17 2008 

Believe it or not, there actually are finished objects here in Quirkyland.

I didn’t post these when I finished them because they were semi-surprise gifts, but since they’ve been given and (hopefully) worn, I figure it’s safe.

Two of my colleagues were heading to New Hampshire for the primary, and I couldn’t let them go without nice warm hats, could I?
Leah's Hat

L’s hat was a basic roll-brim hat, no pattern, knit in Louet Gems worsted weight on US 7 needles.

Amanda's Cloche

A’s hat was the Vintage Girl Cloche by Rilana, knit in Cascade 220 handpaint on US7s. It ended up slightly off, gauge-wise, so I didn’t felt it, but it was still super cute.

Both were quick and fun to knit, and it was really nice to finish something so quickly.

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