A trio of hats
A couple of weeks ago, Scott received a get well card from the son of our former pastors. It was a nice little note and in it he mentioned that they had started downhill skiing. Scott was very touched and asked me if I had an earflap hat made up that he could send to Luke. I did not have a boy's hat done but told him it wouldn't take any time at all to make one.
I pulled out a skein of Malabrigo worsted in "Stone Chat" and my copy of Little Knitted Gifts and made one of "Kim's Hats".
Well, as near as we can figure, Luke is around 9 - 10 years old. (They've been gone several years.) And the hat I made was definitely an adult size hat. So I didn't put the earflaps on and put the hat in the "finished" basket. I pulled out a skein of Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed in charcoal and started again. This time I was more successful.
The yarn is an acrylic/wool blend and was really nice to knit. I bought another skein in red and will also use it for a hat.
Luke has an older sister, Lydia. I think she must be 12 - 13 by now. And even though the note was just from Luke, I couldn't send a hat to him and not one to Lydia. I looked in the "finished" basket and found this Button-tab Hat that just needed the buttons sewn on. I already had the buttons and it only took a minute to sew them on, so another gift was ready!
The yarn is Patons Classic Wool in "Lemongrass". I found the buttons at Joanne's Fabrics.
I'm on the decreases of yet another hat. This one is for Mike's older niece. Pictures after I finish it and the mittens I want to make to match.