Three Little Hats Plus A Fourth

May 20, 2012

For some (unknown) reason, last weekend I cast on three hats.  Not one right after the other, but over the course of two days.  I was playing with some of my newly purchased yarn, Finito by Malabrigo, and it was sooo soft so I decided to do a little gauge swatch and then I cast on a hat for Joshua.

baby hat

Then, not too long after that, I was inspired to pull out some stash yarn and cast on a hat for myself.  I really don’t know why I decided to do it at the instant but I did.  That was Saturday.  On Sunday, I realized that I needed to get started on a hat for one of Bill’s coworkers whose wife is expecting a little girl.  Enter hat number three.  It looks sort of small but is super stretchy because of the ribbing.

ribbed newborn hat

I finished the pinch hat (my hat) on Friday.  I used some Debbie Bliss Andes that I had, held double.  I had just enough.  My mom is going to bring me a brooch when she visits next.  She is the queen of brooches.  It’s a cute hat though I’m hoping that it will stretch the tiniest little bit when I block it.  It’s a winter hat.  I have no idea why I knit myself a winter hat except that I liked the pattern and I had the yarn.

pinch hat

I’m also realizing I never blogged about a different hat I knit Joshua.  One of the women I work with at the yarn store designed a giraffe hat and I had to knit it.  I made some modifications to it (knit it with a ribbed band and knitted the ears and nubbies) but otherwise I followed the pattern.  It worked up pretty quickly although I need to work on my tension when I do colorwork.

giraffe hat

sporting his giraffe hat

Hopefully by the end of this weekend I will be down to one hat (Joshua’s Finito) and I’m not in  a big hurry to get that done.  He won’t need it for a while.  And there’s so many other projects I want/need to work on!

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