Jan 31


Posted by Nanc

More hats, ’cause that’s all I seem to be knitting. No, I’m not complaining. Just stating that all I seem to be knitting are hats. Hats are fine. Hats are okay. Hats are… well, hats. Not too complicated or technical; no great new stitches to learn. But they’re good and steady knitting. Hats.

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I couldn’t possibly send off the Big Red hat and mittens to Rachel and the Ugg hat and booties to Benny without including a topper for the Dad of the family. I couldn’t imagine Jason in anything flashy or “cutesy”, so I went with the basic, solid hat. It’s quality, tho, folks. It’s knit with Debbie Bliss merino aran (yum) in dark navy (almost black). I combined the patterns for the Seaman’s Cap (sorry ’bout the creepiness there) and the Silk Garden Beanie, making a nice, snug hat with some roll up brim to cover the ears. I’m hoping that this’ll be a great hat for under a motorcycle helmet.

It IS kind of plain and boring, tho. Any thoughts? I’ve thought about duplicate stitching some flames or a motorcycle image, even tire tracks but nothing really seems good. (Perhaps the lady of the house has a thought?)

I also knit a similar hat using Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Pine Print. It was knit for a friend, but given to another. Timing was the issue, besides… I can always knit more. No pic of it, sorry.

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Another ‘Big Red’ hat is done and completed for my SIL Lisa. This one, obviously, isn’t red. Nope, it’s pistachio and gray (shiver) to match her winter coat. I used Rowan Big Wool and Big Wool Tuft again, because really these yarns are perfect for this hat.

Finally, alas and alac, I am still trying to get a good pic of Matty’s Silk Garden Beanie. But he nearly wears it every moment of every day. What’s a girl to do?

I snuck around while Matty was in the shower this morning and snagged some pix of his hat. And since he didn’t throw a fit when C3PO modeled for me I thought it was R2D2’s turn. The first pic is just for silliness. As soon as I put R2 up on the bay window, Dil wanted to see what was going on. Mouse over the image to see Dil’s reaction.

This second pic is a better look at the wonderful colors of Noro Silk Garden. In all those manly browns, there’s a loverly stripe of lavender to give it some style.

Thanks R2. Thanks Dil. And thank you Noro.

2 Responses to “Ha-ha-hats”

  1. Rachel Says:

    The lady of the house agrees that it shouldn’t be too flashy. Tire tracks sound neat. Another thing I think would be kewl (coming from a non-knitter who does not know the difficulty of such things) a checkered flag looking stripe?
    No matter what he is sure to like it.

  2. Aubyn Says:

    I like the pistacio and grey have very much and i think you should make a little toupee for r2d2

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