Hats, Hats, and more Hats

I love to knit baby hats, I will just say that from the start.  A few reasons, they knit quickly, don't require much yarn, and are just generally adorable.  Anyway, so to recap these hats.  The first hat is a night cap, think about sugar plums and fairies dancing through your head when you see this hat. The yarn is a DK weight wool/acrylic blend in light pink and an oatmeal/light tan color.  The pattern came from a great book which I would someday like to own titled, And so to bed...: Handknits and Things by Lucinda Guy.  Guy created some of the cutest knits for children including cute little owls, pajama holders, foxes, sweaters, hats, and so much more.  I definitely see myself knitting more patterns from this book.

This lovely little cabled hat knit really quickly, like maybe 2-3 hours.  I don't knit all that quickly so if you do, then this would be a really blazin' fast project.  I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease and size 8 straight needles.  You can find this easy pattern here.  This is the ten cable hat.  Because I knit the pattern on straight needles instead of circular I needed to do a little "reading between the pattern lines" to make it turn out correctly.  But I have to say that this turned out really well for never having knit cables before.

This hat is my own creation knit in the round on size 4 double pointed needles.  I wish I had written down the pattern as I went along because now I really like the hat and cannot remember how it came to fruition.  Oh well, I guess it is truly one of a kind.  My favorite parts are the 4 I-cords up on top which give it a funky look.  If you like to/want to knit baby/toddler hats, this site has a great collection of patterns.  Some patterns link to sites like knitty.com and others, like the cabled hat, come from individuals who can create some awesome stuff.

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Blogger Meg Caton Photography said...

I LOVE the cable hats. I have just recently started learning to knit and have become quite overwhelmed with it fast. I've watched my grandma knit for years and have always been fascinated with how easily she would whip through a pattern and sometimes she'd have no pattern at all.

Do you use or have you used the knifty knitter? I'd love to know how to make hats and such with that for now.

Thanks so much and your pictures are an inspiration to my silly little idea of knitting.

11/04/2008 5:11 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thanks! I haven't used the Knifty Knitter, though I have had my eye on it for a while.

Don't feel so overwhelmed with knitting. Just knit the stuff you enjoy and keep it easy to start. Be inspired by your grandma!

11/13/2008 3:20 PM  

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