20 nov. 2006

One blue little not-so-gnomey hat

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Yes, yes I have been knitting a lot. Many hats for the family, one sweater for me, a shawl, two scarves...

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Here is the little blue hat I knitted for my almost one year old son. Do you remember how about one year ago I wished I could knit to do the lovely gnomey hat? Well, now I have adapted the gnomey hat to my wool, needs and tastes. And I love my son's perfect new hat! He seems to like it too, as he never tries to take it away, as he does with other commercial hats.

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Modifications to the pattern:
- took off the pompoms. They are nice, but wayyy too easy to take off and destroy, as B. has demonstrated on his hat and her sister's too.
- modified the shape of the flaps, and added a band and a nice button for firm stay-on. I often carry my son on my back, and do not really wish to knit again and again the same pattern and wool, as nice they may be.
- forgot to change the diminutions rythm on the top, then adapted myself and modified completely the end, to add a fun knot.

Maybe I change some other things. I have finished it the 23th of october, and have a short memory for some details (like how much short-rows I put in the first sock of the pair I am actually knitting...)

Things to note:
- it is perfectly possible to knit an i-cord on one long circular needle. You just need a very flexible cable, and quite a bit or patience.
- simple plain merino is the best for stitch definition and softness on top of baby's head.
- this hat is really perfect, in size, elasticity and form. I really should have taken better notes when doing it.

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On another side, I am trying to be patient, and use a very simple tool to create a very simple thing: yarn!

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And just for the beauty of the colour, here is an old photo of a used-to-be WIP that has now taken it's definitive shape (except I must find him some buttons). Note that I love the way it is warming my body just now.

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1 commentaire:

Dominique a dit…

super mignon, le bonnet !