Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Little Pumpkins

I know two ladies who will be having babies in October. They are sisters and the neat thing is they are both expecting boys on the exact same day. I wanted to make something for their babies and pumpkin hats seemed like the natural choice.

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Little Pumpkin
Book: Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Berroco Comfort (50% Super Fine Nylon, 50% Super Fine Acrylic)
Colors: Kidz Orange 9731, Sprig 9721, 9745
Needles: US 7, 16" Circular and DPNs
Size: Newborn

This is the first time I have used Berroco Comfort and I am very pleased with it. I found it at SWAK on our recent trip to Oklahoma. It's an extremely soft, worsted weight yarn that doesn't feel at all like you would expect acrylic to feel. It feels so nice in fact, that I would even consider using it for myself. And the best part is that it's easy care -- machine wash and dry. Each skein is a generous 210 yards which was more than enough for both of these hats. Since the price was right (I paid $5.50/skein), I bought several skeins of orange to have on hand specifically for pumpkin hats. I'm glad I did.

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16 comments:

  1. They're great! You'll have two very happy friends!

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  2. What cute hats! I'm sure that the sisters will love them! There are few things cuter than a baby in a hand-knit hat.

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  3. Those are just adorable!
    The recipients are going to flip!

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  4. Thanks for reminding us that October is NEXT month - I better get started on some pumpkin hats too!
    Yours are so cute and I love the green color of the stems.

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  5. Absolutely adorable!! Thanks for rating the yarn you tried -- I am always on the lookout for a new-to-me non-wool yarn!

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  6. They are just adorable as usual. How is your Beaches sock coming along? I am in the home stretch on my first of the two. I don't suffer from the "one sock syndrome" so the second will be along shortly. I can't wait to see yours when they are done! We should post them on the same day! lol!

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  7. Very Cute! We both must have pumpkin hats on the brain as I started winding off yarn to make some for the fair this month :-)

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  8. Aww! They are so cute. How funny that the sisters are due on the same day. Neat.

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  9. I love the hats! The orange is a lovely shade, as well. Thank you for your review of the Berrocco Comfort yarn as I was curious about it, too. I think it would also work well for a baby cardigan, yes?

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  10. The hats are adorable! Seeing them was such a timely reminder for me, as I'd planned to knit one for my step-grandbaby in time for fall. I better get those needles clacking!

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  11. What adorable hats. I have some yarn left over from knitting some of your pumpkins last year that I could use for a hat. Oh, Oh I feel another little project coming on.

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  12. Wow, I love those...I've seen the book before, but wasn't sure it I would get much use out of it....you've changed my mind!

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  13. The hats are just adorable. I need to buy that book. I keep looking at it at the bookstore. The flowers are lovely too.

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  14. knit428:57 PM

    Loved your pumpkin hat. However, I 'm looking for a cap for a 9 mo. old that has a knitted ruffle around the bottom edge.
    I would like to put a knitted or crocheted flower on the side.
    Any ideas??

    knit42
    dabshier@sw.rr.com

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  15. Now I would even wear one of those! They would give new meaning to the term "pumpkin head"

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  16. Last October my granddaughter wore this pumpkin hat (made by The Sewing Geek) and not only was it adorable on her, it was stretchy and covered her ears as needed.

    Now she is 14 months old and I saw her playing with the hat as she does "on" and "off" with "hat" while we all smile!

    These are a great gift!

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~Tracy