Sunday, November 25, 2007
That is exactly how I felt over this holiday weekend! LOL :op
You remember that precious baby who snatched that hat straight from my hands?? :o)
I was able to do a mini mass production of baby hats over the holiday, and as promised I have some project details for you too.
~ Project Details ~
Pattern: "Quack!" (obviously knitted without the duck motif) from Blankets, Hats, and Booties: To Knit And Crochet by Kristin Spurkland
Size: I made various sizes by changing up the number of stitches I casted on since I didn't know what the heck I was doing! LOLCO 72, 48, 48, 62 (yep that's right I did 4 hats, one already gifted to Jonas)
They say you can tell if a hat will fit a newborn if you can put your fist inside the hat. So that is why I made hat #2 (teal) and hat #3 (lime)with 48 CO stitches...seemed so tiny, so hat #4 (stripped) I went up a little bit on my CO stitches with 62. And hat #1 (Jonas' hat - 72 CO) apparently fits a 3 month old baby.
Time: It took me a couple of hours for each hat. Yeah, even though I am a "picker"/continental knitter I am still am a little slow! :op
Needles: Denise US 6, again really should have used Addis when magic looping - but I was being lazy and cheap! LOL Haha! Oh! and DPNs
Yarn: Lion Wool in Dark Teal and Lemongrass
Cost: $3.88 a ball. Of course, I used less than a ball! ;op And loved getting the yarn on sale at my local H.obby L.obby! Haha! Too bad it is not "washable"Oops!
What I learned: How to finally do a hat....successfully!! HAHA! I always have to do mini versions, before I can do adult sizes. Why I keep forgetting that I do not know!
Modifications/Issues: I just went with how I felt at the time. Sometimes I did more rows of the seed stitch (which I love) or stockinette. And fiddled around with the decreases. Of course I already stated the changes in the number of CO stitches. I got bored with the solid colors so I decided to get a little fancy and did stripes. ;op That got me going on the last one and I think it is SUPER cute!! :oD I will have to do it again!
Verdict: Great knit fix! Will do them again and will consider this my standard baby hat since it has a twist to it! :o)
Labels: Finished Objects