Monday, October 22, 2007
I finished another little hat- well, not so little- it was for a toddler--again for a co-worker's little one. In this case, the co-worker's grandmother wanted to knit something for her great grandbaby, but was unable to, due to advanced arthritis in her hands. So, when I was asked if I could "fill in" for the grandma-she chose the pattern and I went to town. I used Mission Falls cotton-with a bit of Araucania cotton to finish up the top green part. Easy knit- and very cute to boot! The pattern can be found in the Better Homes and Gardens "Knit It!" magazine from Spring, 2007 (LOVE those Knit It mags). I did use a couple of rows of thin elastic inside the crown to keep the hat from getting too stretched out. I used a needle that was a couple of sizes smaller around the "headband" as well.That would be Annie and a dolly a friend made for her doing the modelling-in front of my most favourite painting- a Heather Haynes floor cloth (that I hung on the wall). Cute hat, eh?? I love that "blossom end" And the little one it is going to is very girlie, with great big eyes-can't wait to see the pictures!