9.16.2008

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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