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msmcknittington ([personal profile] msmcknittington) wrote2008-08-23 11:26 pm
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Bombshell Betty, Mark II

*plays fanfare*

It is done. After a ridiculous amount of time (it feels like), I have the pattern written and the pictures edited. And now I will show you the pictures and provide a link for you to download the pattern. And then I will do the same in [livejournal.com profile] knitting and [livejournal.com profile] steamfashion. (Sorry, friends, who read both.)

Yes, I'm wearing a white silk scarf and a leather coat. Why? Because sometimes I can't help myself.

Vital Stats

Yarn: Recycled from a wool/acrylic sweater. It has 10 wpis. A good substitute would be 1 skein of Cascade 220 or 2 skeins of Elann Peruvian Highland Wool.
Needles: US 8 / 5 mm
Size: One size, which should fit anywhere from a 21-inch to a 23-inch head (Version 1 will fit up to a 24-inch head comfortably. I was saying 25-inch for Version 1 before, but I tried it on my brother, who has a 23-inch head, and there wasn't enough room to go that big.)
Knitting Time: 6 hours or so

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Front and back

In the back, you can see how the center panel starts out small and then widens. This helps the cap fit closer to the back of the head where it narrows into the neck. Unfortunately, this also means that if you have a lot of hair like I do, you won't be able to shove it up in the cap anymore. It's more flattering when your hair is down this way, but Version 1 is more comfortable when your hair is up.

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Side, other side

The new double decrease I used really brings out that decrease column in a good way. It also blends very well into the pattern in the jaw strap.

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Unbuttoned

It is so much cuter when unbuttoned on me! Having it buttoned just emphasizes how round my face is. Unbuttoned, my chin speaks for itself.



Download Bombshell Betty, Version 2

I think my next goal is to either find a styrofoam head to photograph hats on or to find a willing model. I'm so tired of taking pictures of hats on my own head. I just keep finding flaws in my face. Like when did I get such dark circles under my eyes? They never go away. Always there. Blah.

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