Sunday, December 21, 2008

Knitting Content!


Ok, it's not the most awe-inspiring knitting ever, but, hey, it's knitting. This is a hat for my brother. Just a basic watchcap, 2 x 2 ribbing, over 120 stitches. This is Blue Sky Alpacas 100% alpaca. It took most of two skeins because I wanted a nice generous fold-up brim. This yarn is so soft and warm, I might need to make one for myself!

Here it is on Owen:


And then, I cast on for another hat for Owen. We've had some hat attrition lately, plus his head has grown to what I think will be his final adult size.

This is Gjestal Superwash Sport, worked on #3 needles. Just a basic 1 x 1 ribbing, worked on 108 stitches. I'm getting a little worried that it might be too small, but I think it'll stretch nicely without being tight.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

Such nice, warm hats! We can use all the woolens we can get today...temps only in single digits and windy to boot.

Batty said...

That looks like my warmest, favorite hat ever! I bought it when I was in college and lost it. It's the warmest thing ever -- particularly on the ears. Great job.

emileeknits said...

Ooh, that looks so cozy.

Cindy G said...

Why mess with perfection? There has to be a reason that watch caps are classics - could it be that you can't get a more practical hat? In my mind, the alpaca kicks it up to luxury practical hat.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

What makes you think his head has stopped growing? I mean, is that some kind of common sense I don't have the common sense to know? It can't be that the rest of him has stopped growing. How big around is his head? I ask too many questions, don't I?

Mary, Mary... said...

Hats are good. Hats are fast. Well done.