Tuesday, 16 August 2011

mostly hats

As you can see, since my last posting here I have made quite a lot of hats. All from Itt Bitty Hats, apart from the fabric sunhat. I made it without a pattern for a neighbour's daughter. She could find sunhats for new born boy, but not girls.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

hats, hats hats.

Here are some of the hats I have made since I last posted here.
If you want to know what pattern has been used, etc, drop me a comment.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

A cheeky beret.

This cheeky beret is from the free pattern and yarn given away with August 2010s issue

of "Let's Knit" magazine. I opted for the Buffy pattern, there were two options. I have however created a spiral rather than the concentric circles it should have. I like it though and am pleased with the result. Although it isn't really my colours...well not for a hat anyway.

Keeping your fingers free.

I made these for the "someone special" in my life. In his line of work he needs to keep his hands warm, but possibly his fingers free. They are an adaptation from the "Magic Mitten Gloves" in the Knitter's Bible of Knitted Accessories. I left the mitten top flip back off. They are knitted from Dalegarn Falk and took just under 100g. The yarn is pure wool, so making them in acrylic would probably take less, but they wouldn't be as warm.

Heads up

I made the hat below for one of the teachers at work. She'd said she would quite like a cap, and I'd seen this pattern, and had just the right yarn to give the demin effect.
The yarn is Cedifra yarn Selena in three colourways, blue/yellow, blue /pink and blue/blue knitted together with a basic yellow acrylic double knit to get the correct gauge and the mottled effect. The pattern is from The Knitter's Bible of Knitted accessories by Claire Crompton, the pattern is the Weekender Cap from p 88-91. The person it was for was very pleased with it, as I'd made it as a surprise for her.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Whirly rainbow

This hat is from Hattitude.
I knitted it for the younger son of the friend who is modelling it. He's at university, and loves bright, different things.
The pattern is called "whirlygig" [I think]. In the book it is knitted in two contrasting colours, but I knitted the main hat in black, then used all my other "stash" balls of yarn for the I-cords. There are 18, and I just had 18 different coloured balls of yarn in my "stash".
I was made in double knitting yarn, on 4.5mm dpns and a 40 cm circular needle.
And , yes! It was a lot of fun to knit.

An introduction

Before I actually post any projects here, I thought I'd make a brief introduction.
This was going to be a blog......just about hats.
Then I thought, too narrow, so this blog is intended for anything hand made that keeps an extremity either warm, or in some cases, maybe cool.
I also thought that a shared blog might be a good idea, so I intend to ask for other crafter's input, so that people can share their projects, no matter how serious or light-hearted they might be.
So...in essence, what goes? Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and even nose-warmers, I suppose earmuffs would fit in as well. So the scope is wide.
The only thing I would ask is, if you wish to become a member and share your creations, could you please state where the pattern is from, if one has been used, and what type of yarn you have used. Possibly a photo of the finished object as well.