Katy Elliott

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Kelpie Hat From Quince & Co

Posted on | August 25, 2010 | 29 Comments

I finished my first hat of the season! It’s been raining here non-stop for the past four days—perfect for getting a head start on fall knitting! The pattern and yarn are from a new company in Maine called Quince & Co. Miss Chelsea over at Frolic! tipped me off—I think her sister is making her the same hat!

Below the hat I made. I love that it covers my ears. How cute is the garter stitch on the bottom? For some reason mine isn’t as pointy on the top as the photo above suggests. I did screw up the decrease so maybe that’s why? I’m making another one with navy on the bottom and gray on the top. Maybe for Greg?

I learned a few new knitting techniques like long tail cast on and adding stitches in the middle of a pattern. Super big thanks to Jean over at A Yarn Over Marblehead for helping me. Have you gotten started on any fall knitting projects?

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29 Responses to “Kelpie Hat From Quince & Co”

  1. Abbey
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:18 pm



  2. Julieann/CreateGirl
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    Oh my goodness Katy, I love it!! The color is fantastic and it’s perfect how it covers your ears. I think a trip up to Marblehead is in my near future.


  3. liane
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    you look cute ;)


  4. Brianna
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Lovely! Great job! :)


  5. Katy Elliott
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    Ha! Thanks Liane I feel like a total dork in those photos but I had to show off the new hat!


  6. chelsea
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Eeek!! I love the hat!! I look adorable!!


  7. chelsea
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    *You!! Geesh…


  8. Katy Elliott
    August 25th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    You’re going to look adorable in it too!


  9. Donna
    August 25th, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    Wonderful picture of you (and the hat), Katy!


  10. Laura F.
    August 25th, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    Adorable! this makes me want to knit — even though I don’t know how. Think this is something a beginner could tackle?


  11. Jane Flanagan
    August 25th, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Ach! So adorable.


  12. Ms. Jen
    August 25th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    Great hat! You look too cute!


  13. Robyn
    August 25th, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    New to comment, but have enjoyed your blog for a couple of years now! Congrats on the hat! Planning on making these for this fall…inspired by fingerless mitts from Toast a couple of seasons ago. http://a-friend-to-knit-with.blogspot.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html


  14. Katy Elliott
    August 25th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    Laura F,

    I would say the hat is advanced beginner. But it knits up fast because it’s done on big needles. I would recommend starting with a basic rolled brim hat first. But if you have someone to help you try this one!



  15. jen jafarzadeh
    August 25th, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    you so inspire me to take up learning how to knit this year! love your hat — super cute!


  16. Stephanie Berry
    August 26th, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    I was so surprised to see this when I checked your blog. I checked out the Quince site from your blog a couple days ago and thought “I should try to make that hat!” It’s very cute and I like that it covers the ears. I actually like yours better. It looks less like a FB faceless profile. BTW, I love your blog.


  17. gram E
    August 26th, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    Katy, I’d love to have one of those hats, Love you GramE


  18. Josephine
    August 26th, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

    Your hat is adorable. I’ve never attempted to knit. I’ve tried to crochet several blankets and scarves but they always come out looking a little sad. Do you think knitting is easier or harder than crochet? If it’s more difficult I give up now. You could always produce more and sell them on Esty. I’d buy one!


  19. Josephine
    August 26th, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    Sorry that’s suppose to be Etsy not Esty.


  20. Katy Elliott
    August 26th, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    I’ve never crocheted so I can’t say. No etsy shop for me. I have enough orders from friends and families members to keep me busy. :)


  21. Maddy
    August 26th, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

    oh man! that hat is adorable! i would so pay you for one haha… my knitting skills are very minimal :(


  22. pve
    August 27th, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    wonderful – love this and I need a new knit project!


  23. Meganne
    August 27th, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    Great hat, and thanks for the LYS tip! I am working on the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West, using a gorgeous fingering yarn by Serenknity. I love his designs, and this shawl is turning out beautifully, if I do say so myself.


  24. joan
    August 28th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    Looking at these photos…. I want to start knitting again. Very cute.


  25. Cheri@IHeartOldHouses
    August 31st, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    Lovely hats…I wish I was that crafty!


  26. pleasesir
    September 2nd, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    You look so cute – love the hat and all the effort put into it! If you’re interested I also just posted a fun Paperwork art giveaway! – http://pleasesirblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/paperwork-giveaway.html


  27. Hilary
    September 5th, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    That is an adorable hat!
    I have no patience for knitting, but I love what I se other people make.


  28. Hilary
    September 5th, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    That is an adorable hat!
    I have no patience for knitting, but I love what I see other people make.


  29. jane
    September 9th, 2010 @ 10:38 am


    and you’re crafty, too. a bit jealous of that.


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