Thursday, January 6, 2011

The hats have it!

I did it.

I made a hat for each of my family members in time for Christmas.

The boys' matching hats are a lovely variegated blue cotton blend with a red alpaca wool stripe.  On the husband's hat is also a ring of gray cotton.  I kind of like how the blue made stripes.  C's "pink" was knitted using pink cotton and a synthetic pink yarn as well at the same time...
I learned a lot while making these...

1. always check to see what side you are knitting on.
2. don't use cotton on wood needles
3. DPN's aren't as scary as they seem
4. I can do it.

The pattern for the boys can be found here
The Boyfriend Hat
And C's hat can be found here
note it looks nothing like how her's turned is worth a try.
Twist and Tie Hat


  1. Good for you! You should be proud. I personally don't think I'll ever be able to understand the complexities of a knitting pattern...I'll probably just stick to dish cloths forever. :)

  2. What a great idea! What pattern did you use for the boys' hats?
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  3. I just added a little postscript about the hat's designers. I always thought hats were really difficult, but with the boyfriend hat, if you can knit and purl, you can do it.

  4. Good on you! I'll bet everyone loves them.

  5. Great hats. Hope they keep your family nice and warm.

  6. Hi there girls,

    Thanks for stopping by my posting on books. YEAH!! I have to agree that the Skidompha Secondhand Bookshop is awesome and their prices are the best. I am in that shop twice a week (at least) and have found some great treasures.

    I also love Eliot Heally Books in Wiscasset.

    Have a great weekend,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  7. Great job! Love the hats! Thanks for the links to the patterns. I knit hats for everyone Christmas 2009 after learning to knit that summer. It was so much fun.

    Thanks for stopping by by Yarn Along post this week. The sock pattern that I used was Plymouth Yarn's Jelli Beenz sock. Good luck with your sock knitting.

    Blessings, Elizabeth


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