Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hats, Hats, Hats

With the unfortunate resurgence of cold weather this week, I have been busy making hats to keep ears warm. The first are two baby bonnets made for friends and family who are soon to be parents. They are knit from a pattern from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. They were knit with size 9 Needles with size 10.5 for the cast-on and 10 for the I-Cord. The yarn is Rowan Calmer. Very soft!

Next I finally finished Dave's Bengal's hat. My finance is a huge Bengals fan, and what better way to try intarsia than a big old orange and black hat for football season! I wasn't happy with how the "B" came out, so it took me awhile to complete the finishing work. Steam blocking with an iron helped a bit, and Dave likes it, so I guess I will live with its imperfections. Again, this is a pattern from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts called "Kim's Hats". It is knit with Lambspride Bulky on size 9 needles for the brim and 10.5 for the body (although it has been so long since I knit this, that it may have been size 10); I really can't remember! The pompom was a first and very easy to make!

Next I made a honeymoon hat. Honeymoon hat? Yes, we are going to Alaska, and although it will be August, I figure I need a wool hat to keep me warm while cruising among the glaciers. Warm but cute. I will be a newlywed, after all! Again this is Last-Minute Knitted Gifts "Kim's Hats" knitted with Lambspride Worsted on size 10 needles.

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