I make it a habit to show other people’s design and modification work here in various contexts, but I’ve been wanting a routine way to simply highlight the beautifully made Finished Objects of others. So today I’m kicking off a new little recurring item called (unoriginally, I’m sure) FO Sightings. And I’m happy to have Kent Turman’s permission to start with some of his recent, spectacular hats.
Clockwise from top left, they are:
- R S F knitted in Rowan Scottish Tweed // pattern is “Felted Shetland Beret” by Churchmouse Yarns, to which Kent added a silk I-cord edge after having felted and blocked the hat
- R C C knitted in Rowan Cocoon // pattern is also Kent’s own (unavailable! dammit), my personal favorite, which Kent describes as “Simple I-cord earflap hat w/ twisted rib brim and Yeti buttons” — I want it!
Don’t ask me what his project names mean. I’m sure there’s an intriguing system at work, but I didn’t want to pry.
If you’re on Ravelry (and if not, why not?), be sure to friend Kent and follow his work.