i’ve been suffering through a rough case of cast-on-initus. to assuage my guilt, two quick hats actually reached the finish line. whee!
one spur of the moment:
and one that has been waiting around for almost two years (oh, the shame!):
and we bought some cool hooks at various places and times that finally made it onto our wall as a coat rack!
now we have a place other than the ‘coat chair’ to put our most frequently used outer layers! hurrah!
details, you say? why, bien sur!
the first hat is simon’s hat (rav link!).
i used the colorwork pattern from the little gems mitts out of interweave knits holiday 2007, and made a wee hat for a wee boy. it blocked out a little bigger than i’d hoped, and now i need to try to shrink it…
yarns: queensland collection kathmadu dk, in a lurvly natural tweed.
and berroco comfort in a deep blue that i quite like.
i’m not quite ecstatic about my decreases, but they will do for the time being. if i decide to make this again, i will try another way of going about the decreases.
needles: 4’s and 6’s.
and papa’s got a brand new hat (rav link!).
i used thorpe increases, and intended to do the earflaps.
for some visual interest, i went for some very simple colorwork from a fair isle mittens and gloves book that i have. great for using scraps and bobs of leftover yarn. changed up the color for every repeat. i got to the earflaps and realized that i wouldn’t have enough of the border yarn for the earflaps. i put it away, intending to come up with some kind of solution… and finally realized that a ribbed border would do two years down the line. errrr.
yarns: the oatmeal is some kind of lion’s brand wool.
i don’t believe i ever knew what they pale blue or heathered charcoal yarns were.
the purply-grey is the same malabrigo as sir janks mitts (which also found its way into pink explosion slipper socks).
the gray/black is lorna’s laces sherperd worsted from darkery.
needles: 8’s and 6’s.
finished just in time to send him for his summer birthday!