Wednesday, February 8, 2012

knit parade: four new hats for spring

i have an addictive personality.


and i am addicted to knitting hats.


in fact, it was when i knit my first hat that i fell in love with knitting. i was amazed that i was able to make something immediately wearable with my hands. it felt like such an accomplishment.


it still does.


here are a few hat's i've just finished.


for the boy
i've had this hat started in my basket for a while now. so happy it's finished. 


pattern: roar
yarn: spud and chloe sweater


the pattern was so simple and easy to follow. definitely a go-to hat pattern for boys - with or without the spikes. i had to bribe the boy with chocolate to wear the hat. he won't wear it outside the house either. i think i might be giving it away to a friend.


pattern: rib-a-roni
yarn: berroco blackstone tweed


the boy thinks this one has too many "sparkles." it's berroco blackstone tweed - which is soft and knits up well enough but i was not a fan of its nubbly fragile hand. i have knit this hat pattern 5 times now and it's still love: simple, masculine, and flies off the needles.


i'm so in love with this superman shirt.


much as i love the hat, i intentionally knitted for a full inch longer than i was supposed to before decreasing so it's sized a lot bigger than i expected. 


ah well. another hat is forthcoming - a blue and grey roar without spikes. the boy has requested it. but then again, he requested a scarf and hasn't worn it, either. ah well. a knitting mama can only hope.


for the girl
i've been wanting to try this hat pattern for ages. such a fun and quick knit! i'm not terribly fond of knitting with cotton but this organic cotton from knitpicks has fantastic stitch definition. 


pattern: children's cotton hats
yarn: knitpicks organic cotton worsted


i like the pattern so much, i memorized it and made two. the girl is modelling at the moment but this one will be a gift for a friend's daughter, who i can't wait to meet!


pattern: children's cotton hats
yarn: mission falls 1824 cotton


it's just as well i couldn't get a decent shot of the girl wearing the second hat. it's a bit small for her. she's got a cold. and she's teething, so her shirt is soaked. and this way, if the intended recipient's mama happens upon this blog, she'll still be surprised when she gets it! 
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incidentally, this sudden burst of hat knitting is brought to you by a "knit-along" (KAL) hosted by luvinthemommyhood where she featured my hat and mitts in a round-up post! how cool am i? very.

2 comments:

  1. aww, all three are so cute!! great hats.

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  2. thanks julie! i appreciate your comment!

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