Matching hat and mittens are a great combo - especially when there is leftover yarn.
received a rave review from her and a grinning, nodding head when asked if she would like a hat to match. Not a Felted Bucket Hat
(scroll way down
) like her sister's but something all her own. I had thought of letting her peruse my patterns the next time she visited but knowing how confusing that can be for non-knitters, I decided to take up needles and wool this weekend and knit her a hat while watching the Brier.
This Basic Pillbox
pattern is from Cabin Fever's Need A Hat?
I used the same yarn - Rejuvenation - and colour combo - blue and black - as in Christie's mittens.
smart, insightful knitter that I am
, too smart for my own good, I decided that the adult 'small' would be too small, the adult 'medium' too big. Knowing that all the patterns in this book are based on stitch counts that are a multiple of eight, I added eight stitches to the adult 'small' size, to give a size between adult small and medium. And of course, it's too big. About eight stitches too big. A nice felting is now in order.
This is a quick knit. Great pattern. Fun results. Perfect weekend knitting. I'm hoping for a big smile when this is delivered.
Great pattern! I'm looking forward to seeing it felted. :-)
Brilliant pattern and great hat!
Is it really too big? I think that slightly bigger is better because it might keep your ears warm and not just the top of your head.
I love those black stripes. They're not applied icord, are they? More curled stockinette edges? Intriguing!
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