Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hats, Hats...and More Hats

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This weekend was spent knitting hats. They are so quick to finish, I find it hard to stop once I get started. These black and gold hats are for The Preemie Project's Hawkeye donation. All are sized to fit a baby weighing 6-8 pounds and knitted with Caron Simply Soft worsted weight using US 7 dpns. I'll make booties to match later.

The hat on the left was inspired by a picture of one Mariella made called Violet Seed from Hip Knit Hats: 40 Fabulous Designs. I didn't have that book so I just "winged" it. The proportions didn't turn out the same, but it's still cute. The two hats in the middle are striped versions of this pattern and the pattern for the hat on the right can be found in the book, Knits From The Heart by Kristin Spurkland.

Here's a three color version of the Kristin Spurkland hat.
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You can see the ribbed pattern better in this picture. It's different than any I've used before and I really like it. This hat was just barely off the needles before it was wrapped and given as part of a gift at a baby shower on Sunday. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Yarn used for this one was Lion Brand Cotton-Ease worsted weight. Needles were US 7 dpns. I changed the number of stitches cast on since I used a heavier yarn, but of course since I was in such a rush, I didn't take any notes.

6 comments:

  1. Ha, so cute! Those Hawkeye hats will be a big hit. I like the Spurkland hat too- something different.

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  2. The 3-color hat is TOO SWEET! And perfect for a boy or girl!

    What in the world will you do when you run out of CottonEase? Thank heaven I never got to use any of it or I'd probably be heartbroken.

    Someone mentioned on their blog the other day that they suspected LB was going to start making CottonEase again. Have you heard anything like that?

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  3. That's a great photo of all the black and gold hats lined up. Really cute! I love quickie projects!

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  4. I love the cotten ease..... I have found a few places that you can still get your fix. Google Smiley's yarn they have a good supply of the "baby friendly" colors!

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  5. Lovely hats and what a great photo of them all.

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~Tracy