Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Snow boarder hat , toddler version



With the cooler and rainy weather last week I decided to cast on an ear flap hat for Jessey . I had enough yarn left from my Maine Blue scarf to knit the hat but not quite enough for a matching scarf . Off to the wool shop I went searching for some more Berroco Vintage . The blue that they had in stock was a different dye lot so I settled on a red , thinking I'd knit a striping scarf , then use the rest of it for another hat and possibly some mittens to match . This is the first half of the plan accomplished .




Here 's the little monkey modelling them for Omi . It actually fits ! This was my first attempt at an ear flap hat and I'm thrilled that it came out so perfectly . Gotta hand it to the crowd at Cabin Fever , their patterns are so well written . The book that I used is this one . Each design has two sets of instructions , one for a specific weight of yarn and another set you can use with the provided gauge and size charts that are adaptable to whatever weight of yarn you have on hand . Plus a chart for how much yarn you'll need . Makes it all easy peasy .
So now it's back to Mike's socks . After all it is Socktober ....

6 comments:

Dee said...

What a cute hat and scarf!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Looks great - a perfect fit!

lexa said...

That set is adorable! And what a handsome model, lol!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Adorable - the hat and scarf set, and the model! I have to agree, the Cabin Fever patterns are very well done. Their top down toddler sweaters are fantastic!

Louise said...

Very cute hat and scarf. I have looked at Cabin Fevers pattern book for sweaters but I don't think I have seen the hat book. I will have to keep an eye out for it.

Louise said...

You are right. Sorting yarn may be a time consuming task but it beats housework every time!