Sunday, November 16, 2014

Knitting Hats

The weather has turned cold.  Time to make new hats to match new snowsuits!

Miss C's snowsuit is shades of pink, mauve and aqua with aqua snow pants.  So I made her two hats to match.

This one is from a pattern called Be Loving (remixed). It's a free download from here.

I used Loops & Threads Cozy Wool.  The pink bow is from a scrap of pink worsted weight yarn.

It was really quick and easy to make.

Because the "kitty" style hats are a favourite of not only the kiddos but also mom, I made two more.
Mr. A's snowsuit is blue and navy with navy snow pants.

The hats is supposed to look like the photo below…..and the pattern is a free download from here.

Mine are made from Aqua and Navy yarn: Loops & Threads, Impeccable.
I've made this pattern 5 times now. Each time I knit it up, it comes out a different size. I'm using the same weight yarn and the same size needles.
I suppose I simply need to practice more.

Getting a good photo of them is also difficult.

Sadly, I spent the ENTIRE day today trying to knit a navy earflap toque for Mr. A.  so both kids would get 2  new knit hats from me.
Most of the day I was unknitting (my sister calls it "tink-ing"….knit spelled backwards) and after using many, many, many bad words, frogged the project. Frogging is another knitting term meaning scrapping a project.
My bad words, on the other hand, translate the same whether one is sewing or knitting.