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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blue Hats

I am trying to use up some of my stash of wool - and thought I should make something for my other grandchildren after the fox cowls. I found one and a half 200gm balls of Bendigo Woollen Mills' Harmony in a blue (Wisteria) that I thought my grandson would wear in a hat - especially if I knitted a matching one for his father.

I found a pattern in a very old book for a cossack hat - just the thing. The pattern uses straight needles but I adapted it for knitting in the round. It was very easy - a deep ribbed band.

I knitted the adult one first - since that was the pattern (sorry about the washed-out colour) then reduced the size slightly for Fionn's.

These were a bigger hit than I had anticipated. Fionn wore his all evening and then the next day when he came to hang out at our place. He reckons the hat reduces the sound of his sisters talking!


margaret said...

the hat hits so well and yeas can see why he does not seem to want to take it off.
Thanks for the comments on my blog, no email address to reply to and thank you personally but great that you visit and comment.

Jillian said...

Thanks Margaret. Message on its way to your email.

katherine said...

Beautiful knitting Jillian.