Thursday, January 21, 2010

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.


At 2:10 PM, Blogger Conservative Knitter said...

Great hats! I love lemongrass one! The buttons look great! Is the charcoal hat the flap cap pattern from Cabin Fever? I love their patterns-- so clever! All the hats look great(and warm)! I love the idea that you have a finished basket! I need to start would be nice to go and pull out a hat when I need too.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Sue said...

This hat isn't a Cabin Fever Flap Cap. It's one of Kim's Hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I do love the Cabin Fever pattern, though.

At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Fran said...

Nice hats... hats are such a relaxing project. Don't be shy with earflaps on older kids and adults... I started making earflap hats 2 years ago and got requests from friends and relatives of all ages - I was really surprised as how many older kids and young adults were requesting them.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger AmyS said...

I love all of hats! How lovely that he sent that letter.

At 3:32 PM, Blogger KnitNana said...

Oh, wow, those are great!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Fair Isle!

Hope all is well in your world!

At 11:51 PM, Anonymous AlisonH said...

I was thinking that looked like Stonechat! Very nice, all of them!


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