Showing posts with label hat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hat. Show all posts

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fish Hat

I love looking at finished projects others have done on Ravelry.  That's how I stumbled across the pattern for this hat (Fish Hat by Zoë Mellor).   It lead me on a hunt for the book  (Animal Knits) the patten is published in.  I found the book for $0.01 on Amazon.  

Here is my attempt at the hat.  I used various yarns from my stash.  My tension is no where near perfect with the frequent yarn color changes.  I actually took the fish segment out and redid it.  It's better than the first knit-through but still not perfect.

Here is another view.  I sent it to a friend who has a grandson due in the near future.

Friday, March 14, 2014

White Snowtracks Cap

This hat was made using white yarn from the estate sale stash I bought earlier this year.  The pattern is Snowtracks Cap by Timothy Peters.  I’m not sure exactly what the yarn is as there was no label.  I think it is wool or a wool blend.

The hat can be worn either unfolded or folded.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter Blues Scarf and Blue Globe Hat

A few weeks ago I bought several skeins of yarn from an estate sale.  I am now trying to find projects to make using the yarn which will only need the amount I have.  All the yarns are now discontinued so I will have a difficult if not impossible time getting more if I'm not careful.  These two projects were made using some of the yarn.

The first one I call the "winter blues" scarf as it was knit during some of the not so nice winter snow and ice that came through.  The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Fame.  I had about 1.9 skeins.  The pattern is Rainbow Arches Pooling Stole by Gladys We with far fewer stitches so the scarf is narrow.  It measures 7 in X 58 in.

Here is another view of the scarf.


This hat using some blue yarn of unknown fiber.  I think is a cotton blend.   The pattern is Hermione's Globe Hat by Margie Mitchell.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lots of Hats

After Christmas I started knitting preemie to teen size hats using the left-over yarns from previous projects that were overflowing my basket.  I stopped at 24 hats though I didn't manage to use all the yarn.  These 24 hats were donated to my local children's hospital through their "knitting for noggins" program.

I used a basic pattern for all of them. Here are a couple of closer shots. 

This winter has been very cold, so I hope the hats can be used.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweet as Honey Slouch Hat

I love how this hat fits!  The pattern is "As Sweet as Honey" by Flora Cheung.  The yarn is Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky.

The hat doesn't look like much when laying flat.

Not sure yet whether I will keep this one or gift it to someone.

Friday, December 20, 2013

More Hats

I only intended to make one or maybe two minion hats but three friends asked me to make some for them.  I sent this one off to a great-niece whom I hope will like it.  The pattern is Minion Hat by Maura Houston.  The yellow yarn for this one is Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  I used scraps for the black, white, and grey from my scrap basket.

And the second one was made for a friend's son. The yellow yarn is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Prints.  Again the black, white, and grey are from my scrap basket.

Four more minion hats have been knitted at the request of friends.

This one is not a minion hat but rather uses the pattern Percy Jackson's Camp Half~Blood Beanie by Nancy Fry.  The yellow yarn is left over from the first minion hat.  The duplicates stitches for the horse were down using brown, white, and grey yarns from my scrap basket.  Hope my great-nephew like it.

Friday, December 13, 2013

More Knitted Hats and Some Fingerless Mitts

I have a lot of nieces (11)/ nephews (11)and a growing number of great-nieces (up to 8) with two new ones this year) and great-nephew (3 now).  I've been on a roll this year with knitting gifts for some of them.

These first two were made using left over yarn from the slippers.   Both were made using the pattern Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright.  Both went to great-nephews for Christmas.  I downsized the regular guy beanie pattern, casting on only 72 stitches rather than 84.


Second regular guy beanie made in child size:

I used the regular guy beanie pattern for this one for a nephew.  I used two yarns from my stash (the brown is Berroco Ultra Alpaca; the other is leftover Maine Woods hand painted wool).  The effect was almost camouflage. 

This one will go to a great-niece.  The pattern is Purple Stitch Project Beanie by Paula Pereira.  The yarn is Adriafil Knitcol

This one is didn’t photograph well.  The colors are pink and orange.  Another great-niece will get this one.  The pattern used is Hermione's Globe Hat by Margie Mitchell.  The yarn is  Manos del Uruguay Maxima in peach melba.

This one (for another great-niece) uses the same Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn.  The pattern is Techno Hat by Colleen Powley.  

These two are for twin girls (great-nieces).  I downsized the regular guy beanie.  Unsure what the yarn is.

These fingerless mitts are at the request of a brother-in-law with large hands.  The mitts are large on me so hopefully will fit him.  The pattern is Man Paws by Chelsea Fabrizio.  The yarn is  Lion Brand Heartland.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Ashbury Mitts and More

These Ashbury mitts were fun to knit as I enjoy knitting fingerless mitts and I enjoy lace knitting.  The pattern is Ashbury Mitts by Simona Merchant-Dest.  The yarn is Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness (75/25 Yak & Bamboo) in a lovely cream color (the photo does not do it justice).  These are for one of my nieces.

With the leftover yarn I made two baby hats.  This first one is a Christmas gift for a grand-niece who was born this fall.  The pattern is Lacy baby / toddler hat by Linda Kuzma.  I used some unknown leftover pink yarn to crochet the ribbon.

This one used not only the leftover yarn from the Ashbury mitts but also yarn left over from two other projects -- Malabrigo Yarn Lace in dusty rose (left over from the swirl jacket)  and Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour in blood red (left over from the modified girlie mitts).   There was only enough of the Kidsilk for the lower half.   It’s a little small so not sure it will fit the other grand-niece born this year or not.  I may have to donate it to the local children’s hospital.

Friday, January 18, 2013

200 Yard Scarf and More Hats

This beautiful scarf I made for @k  .  It was made using Artyarns Rhapsody Light  as part of the 200 Yard Scarf Knitalong by Iris Schreier.  The yarn is a silk/mohair blend, so very soft, so nice to the touch.  Finished and blocked, this scarf measures 60 in along the top edge and 9 in at the widest point. 

Here is a closer photo to show some of the detail

Here is a photo of me modeling the scarf

These two hats were made for my neighbors great-grandsons.  They were made using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids, Twists, Heathers.  The pattern is Knit Family Toques by Bernat Design Studio.  I chose to knit the hats in the round rather than seamed as the pattern is written.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two Hats and a Dog Sweater

Here are two more hats I managed to get knitted for Christmas gifts and a dog sweater.  This first one I made for a 10 yr old nephew.  He loves the hats I knit for him (which makes me happy).  It is made using Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers yarn in a brown.  The pattern is Beanie No. 212 by Bernhard Ulmann. 

This hat was made for an adult nephew who has admired the hats I have knit in the past for the kids.  I finally made him one.  It uses the same yarn as the one above in a litter brown.  The pattern is Palindrome Hat by Kristin Bellehumeur. 


Now for the dog sweater.  My husband urged me to make this for our dog Rusty when we lost power Christmas evening and for the next two days.  It was rather cold and we were all grateful when the power/ heat came back on.  God bless the utility workers who toiled in the bad weather to restore the power.  I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids, Twists, Heathers in claret.  The pattern is The Ozzie large dog sweater by Jenna Greer.   It fits him really well, but should have been just bit longer along the back.


And from the side

Friday, December 28, 2012

Toddler Surprise Jacket and Cupcake Hat

I finished the toddler surprise jacket which is just a toddler size version of the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  The yarn is Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby in Meema’s Blue.  I gave this to a 6 yo niece for Christmas.  The color is not a bright as this photo suggest.

Here is a closer view of the buttons.

Now for the cupcake hat.  It was sent to me by an old friend (she was an OR nurse at Lahey Clinic when I rotated through there during my plastic surgery residency) who made the hat.  She also sent me a copy of the pattern so I can make more.  I gave this one to a 2.5 yo niece for Christmas.

Friday, November 30, 2012

More Knitted Hats

I've completed a few more hats.  These are adolescent or adult size.  These first two I am donating along with these previous ones to my father-in-law’s Church’s homeless ministry.

This one is knit using Marsan Watchcap by Staceyjoy Elkin.  The yarn is Vanna’s Choice.

This one is a slouch hat knit using Intuitive by Julia Zahle.  The yarn is Paton’s Classic wool.


This one is adolescent size.  I may give it to one of my nieces or nephews.  It is knit using Lucky Seven by Robin Melanson.  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers.

This one is adult size knit using Noro spiral one-skein hat by Manuèle Ducret.  The yarn is Vanna’s Choice.   I may give it to one of my nieces.

Friday, November 9, 2012

More Premie Knitting

I knit two small blankets with matching hats for my niece's twin premies from Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK Prints using Just My Size Basketweave Preemie Baby Blanket by Cathy Waldie.  The hats were knit using the pattern Ali's Premie/Newborn Beanie by Tajie Maxedon


Here is a photo that shows the yarn (white with pastel dots) better.

Here are nine more I have knit using left-over yarn from other projects.

From top left to right, then the second row, then the third row; here are the corresponding projects the yarn came from:
1.  Lacy Leaf Scarf/ Drops Top with Lacy Pattern
2.  Monkey Fingerless Mitts
3.  Sunrise Chevron Socks
4.  re-su yukata Sweater

5.  Brambles Beret
6.  Kernel Scarf
7.  Swirl Jacket
8.  Cross-skull Hat  (hat with this yarn not in photo)
9.  Intuitive Hat

Friday, October 26, 2012

Brambles Beret

This is one I may very well keep.  This beret is knit using  the pattern Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha.  The yarn, Cascade Yarns Eco Duo,  is so soft.  It was a pleasure to knit.

Here is a closer view to show the lovely cables.

Here is the underside

Friday, October 19, 2012

Expedition Hats

These two hats were knit using the pattern Expedition hat by Maude L. Baril.  The two color one uses  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in a color called Little Rock Granite and Lion Brand Hometown USA Tweeds in oatmeal. 


This one is made using only the oatmeal Tweeds.

Both are adult size.  I plan to donate them to my father-in-law for their homeless outreach as winter will be here soon.