I'm having blog withdrawal symptoms. I can't wait to show what I've been working on, but alas, I can't get a new camera for a few days. So for now, I'll share my old hat pattern. My goal is to make 50 for our homeless shelter by November (did I tell you that?). So far I've knit 7. Got to get busy, busy, busy!
Picture coming soon- the trusty ol' puter has decided the old one is no longer readable.
Sizes: baby (child, adult)
Materials: worsted yarn, #8 16” circular needle, yarn needle
Cast on 60 (70, 80) stitches (use smaller needle if desired- sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t). Work in k1p1 rib for 4 (5, 6) inches.
Work in St st for 2 (2 ½, 3) inches.
R 1: K2 tog, k8 around.
R 2: Knit.
R 3: K2 tog, k7 around.
R 4: Knit.
Continue decreases in above manner until K2 tog around. Cut yarn, pull though live loops twice. Weave in ends.
To make a beanie style cap, rib a few rows and knit in St st until 4 (5, 6) inches from beginning, then begin decreases. To make a roll brimmed hat, skip the rib and just knit. Play with colors and patterns, put pom-poms on top, make a fur cuff, whatever. Just try not to make any two the same. :)
Click here for more hat patterns. It's my old site (too slow and not enough room). There are a couple of bulky hat patterns under Nov. 2003 and another under Daily Log. You can also see my nephew's Worm Hat using the above pattern.
More new projects! I knit a sock yesterday and started a Rambling Rows Afghan. It's a 5 color afghan, but I just threw all my acrylic worsted-weight leftovers into a trash bag and I'm pulling it out at random.
Oh, and I started a striped dishcloth baby blanket for car knitting. We drove to Eden, about 30 minutes away, to eat at our favorite pizzeria- Kings Inn Pizza. As always, we plugged all our quarters in the jukebox. After we scarfed our pizza, DD#1 was jamming on her air guitar to the Eagles, DH was singing, and of course I was knitting. DD#2, claimed we were an embarrassment and entreated us to "act normal". When she realized we weren't, she stood up and declared, "Y’all are embarrassing. I'm going to the car to color!" And she did. We laughed.