Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rainbow hats

These are the little hats I made for Linda's twins, who turned out to be boys! (They have a big brother who's about 2; I think having 3 little boys sounds like chaos... but FUN!) Good luck, Linda and Cam!

The bottoms can fold up if they're a bit long, and the 2x2 rib makes them quite stretchy. I find the cast on the least stretchy part, but they should fit for a while. The pompoms are just tied on. I told Linda she could just untie them on the inside if she liked, so I suspect she will. And here they are...

folded up, and modeled by Basa (left) and Bluey (right). (They are clearly not identical twins, but if they were, you could tell them apart by their hats!)

I just love that 4ply colored wool. There is too much red and green, but it's so bright and happy. These were fun to make, though they have a seam, which is probably not ideal for baby heads. Oh well... I hate DPN's! I will practice, Tara, because I am determined to try socks one day, but I just don't love DPN's much... not yet.


Tara said...

Those hats are adorable! I really like that you switched up the coloured section, makes each hat unique. Very "twin" appropriare.

You don't HAVE to use dpns to make socks, you know. You can use 2 circular needles, too. Tell you what, I'll cast on a pair with 2 circs if you will too. Deal? :)

Alrischa said...

Does that mean two ladders instead of three? lol. Or does it work out like using just one circular?

I have some sock wool, but I don't have two circulars in the same size, except for 40 and 80cm 5.5mm ones for the Pinwheel. Maybe I'll have a go with some leftover wool from that. If it works out I'll get another little circular and we'll have a deal Ü

I was thinking of trying socks by double knitting a tube with straight needles, and adding a heel later, but I have to meditate over that idea a bit longer yet...

Alrischa said...

Hey, what sort of weird Monopoly board did you have when you were growing up, then? We have Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square and such on ours.

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