Cover Your Head Knitalong

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Hat Trick #2!

I have had an amazing run of hats lately. Four since my first hat trick, to be exact. Let's see, there was the London Beanie for the hubby (which he loved, but LOST!!!), a recently completed hat for hubby's grandfather who is undergoing cancer treatment, a make up hat for hubby (Tychus), and a great baby hat finished this morning (modeled by the ever-patient Pooh). Fun, fun, fun! :)

Hat Trick!

I Knit 2 Pantas during the time I've been in this knitalong (#1 and #2), and I just finished this hat... so If I'm not mistaken, theres a Hat Trick! Yay! Heres to Many more to come!

Okay, heres the info on my newest Hat:
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, 1 skein, Color 166
Needles: US Size 8, two Circulars
Pattern: Ribbed Noro Hat by Spirals

Thursday, March 16, 2006

My First Hat Trick

Long time no post. I've been waiting to save a very special hat for my first hat trick. I knit Shedir for my friend Tracy.

Shedir was knitted with Rowan Calmer in the color Joy on size 3, 16 inch circs and size 3 bamboo dps. I started the cast on during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics for the Knitting Olympics. I finished on February 21, 2006. Shedir was a joy to knit.

While I'm posting I'll also share my recently completed Odessa, also knit with Rowan Calmer in the color Joy (I bought two balls for Shedir just in case and I'm glad I did.) and lilac glass, size 6 seed beads on size 4 and 6, 16 inch circs and size 6 dpns Started on February 26, 2006. Finished March 6, 2006. Odessa was my first experience knitting with beads.

I really enjoyed both patterns and loved knitting with the Calmer. Happy knitting everyone!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Oh Canada!

I made this hat for a friend who is Canadian and she is having a baby later on this spring. My baby is modeling it. I just did a simple baby hat pattern and used a cross stitch pattern for the maple leaf. I notice a lot of mistakes as far as switching yarn colors but she isn't a knitter so she won't know : )

Saturday, March 11, 2006

All Tied Up

Pattern: Umbilical Cord Hat (Stitch ‘n Bitch)

Yarn: Sirdar Tiny Tots DK in Oatmeal

For: Mum’s friend’s daughter’s kid-to-be

Why: Don’t ask.

Alterations: I got bored and only knit for four and a half inches before starting my decreases.

Opinion: Dull but fast. Love the yarn. Apparently it’s cute. Will not make a big version for my mother. Will not. Not at all. No. Knit it yourself. No.

More pictures on the blog. Cheers.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Two for the price of one

I finished these hats and just remembered that I hadn't shown them to y'all!

Pattern: We Call Them Pirates from Hello Yarn.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, just over 1/2 skein each color.

Needles: Clover Bamboo Sz 3 DPNs

Mods: I didn't knit a lining.

Thoughts: Love, love, love this pattern! It was my first time doing any stranded knitting. There are some wonky tension spots, but they're not really visible when it's on my head. The only thing I really don't like are the loose stitches where I went from one needle to the next. I do tighten my stitches when I knit on DPNs, but I didn't want to pull too tightly on this due to the stranding. I know it would look better if I had used a circ, but I didn't want to go buy one. I'll live with it.

The Husband has already requested one for himself, and yarn has been ordered.

Pattern: Belle Cloche from Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar 2005.

Yarn: Leftover Brook Farms Fourplay (leftover from my Clapotis).

Needles: Sz 7 Clover Bamboo circ and DPNs

Mods: I left out a few rows on the brim as I was afraid I'd run out of yarn.

Thoughts: The brim on the pattern hat seems to stick out more than it does on my, but that could be resolved by blocking. I really like the pattern - it's a nice alternative to a snug cap. I love love love this yarn. I was in torment about trying this for this pattern, as the pattern calls for 100g of worsted weight yarn, and I had 69g left over. But I thought I'd try it, and the worst thing I'd have to do was frog. Amazingly enough, I still have some left over! I think this is a nice "spring" hat - however, I'm sure that it will never be in the cool range this spring to wear!

Un Chapeau

Here's my latest hat. It's from the book "Hats – a Knitter's Dozen". I used Cascade 220 yarn. It's a great pattern and this yarn is really nice for felting.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Simple Baby Hat

Here's my second Hat-Trick - a quick baby hat. My husband's cousin gave birth to a baby boy, so I'm sending them this:
It's cotton (which I'm not a fan of as I don't like knitting with it - not terribly flexible) and incredibly simple. I used size 7 needles.

CO 30 stitches.
Purl row
Knit row

*Knit row
Purl row
Knit row*

and keep on doing that (*) until you have 30 ridges. Sew the sides together. Sew the top and pull together to make it pucker (I guess you can call this gathering). Flip the brim up to fit child's head.

This is a pattern I got from Marilyn who has been knitting for 75 years. Quick, easy, cute. Fits a standard newborn and allows it to grow with the kiddo.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

handspun goodness

hey there, hat lovers. i have an addition which puts me into my 3rd hat trick - woo hoo! it's made with one skein of misshawklet handdyed & handspun 100% wool gorgeousness. details and pattern are on my blog. have a great day, everyone!