Friday, May 18, 2007

Baby Hat from One Skein

Pattern: Baby Hat from One Skein

Yarn: Pink acrylic from the stash

Needles: US 5

Gauge: 21st/4"

Date Completed: May 17, 2007

Comments: Cute, simple little baby hat. I like the pattern around the bottom edge, and it's encouraged me to go through some of my pattern stitch books to look for some other cute edgings for baby hats.

This hat is
going to be donated to the Milford Hospital.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Basic Newborn Hat

Pattern: Basic hat - CO 65, worked in ribbing for 1", worked straight for about 3 more inches, decreased evenly (starting with every 8 stitches) every other row.

Yarn: Leftover Paton's SWS

Needles: US 7

Dates: May 7-8 2007

Comments: Still in love with this yarn. And the way the decreases are worked in pink on the top makes me think of a flower. This hat is also earmarked for charity.

Caps for Kids Swirled Ski Cap

Pattern: Caps for Kids Swirled Ski Cap from Knitting For Peace

Wool-Ease from the stash

Needles: US 7 & 8

Dates: May 2007

Comments: A cool hat pattern, with some interesting variations possible (every section a different color, all in one color, etc.). I hated weaving in all the ends! It would have been better if I had figured out how to carry the non-used color up the side as I worked.

First time with a pom-pom maker, and I got a little carried away, so it came out a little big.

I used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn cast off after I did the ribbing, and it came out a little loose, so next time I think I'd do a normal cast off.

I also would do it on smaller needles next time - I felt the fabric was a little loose.