Friday, April 25, 2008

2008 - No. 19 and No. 20

Little Pumpkin Hat from itty-bitty hats.
Size: 6-12 months
Yarn: 8 ply pure wool from Spotlight
Orange, 1 ball
I used a small part of green for the leaf and brown for the stem.
Needles: 4mm dpns
I knit this on Wednesday after wanting something quick to knit and use up some yarn. Sorry for the mishapen shape but I couldnt get it to sit right for the photo. Isabelle would have gladly put it on her head as it fitted over it last night and she didnt want to take it off. I loved knitting this little hat and the leaf and stem were perhaps the easiest and quickest parts to do. I think it turned out rather cute and does look much nicer stretched out so you can see the pattern properly.

Pink Paper Bag hat from itty-bitty hats.
Size: 6-12 months
Yarn: 8 ply pure wool from Spotlight
1 ball of dark pink, mauve and a small part of light pink for the picot edging.
Needle size: 4 mm dpns
Started: Thursday 23rd April and finished this morning.
I used ribbon for the tie instead of the i-cord as I thought it would be nicer and faster too. I also had the perfect color.
I think this one turned out rather cute but a bit more work changing the colors in the different sections.
I have had this book for quite a while now and love all the patterns. I have seen quite a few around blogland knit up and they always look great. I think the next one I knit will have to be the one with bunny ears which looks so sweet. Isabelle can still fit this one over her head although it is a bit small. I think if I knit the next size up and make it a bit longer she can wear it. She wants it in the same colors as this one so perhaps next week I will knit one up.

I have also started knitting a cabled bolero type cardigan for Isabelle as I had to wait for the Tiny Tots yarn to arrive at my lys. The color is called crystal blue and it is so pretty. Even the ladies in the yarn store were admiring it. When I have some decent progress I will show you all.

Today is Anzac Day so Australians and New Zealanders pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives to give us what we have today. Every time I hear that bugel sound I always get a shiver, and I like seeing everyone gather to pay their respects. I went to a dawn service quite a few years ago now but I do admire people who get up early every year and attend, and to the people who travel to Gallipoli too. I think it is a great day. I know that most aussies will be sitting down at 2:30 though to watch the tradition of the Essendon/Collingwood match. I am an Essendon supporter so I know who I want to win today. Go Bombers!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful (non-smoky) day today. We have been having smokey air for a week now and I just want to get some washing on the line so it wont stink when I bring it in. It makes me think of parties long ago where we used to sit around the bonfire trying to keep warm. Thank you all too for your lovely warm wonderful comments on the past 3 baby knits, I loved all of them.


Ann said...

Both hats looked so cute. You are really fast to finish 2 hats. I have been trying to knit one for my new born nephew but it seems it's taking ages.

Donna said...

The hats are adorable. with almost 5 grandkids, I should be knitting some of those!
Smokey air? Is that from forest fires or something else?

Katherine said...

I love the hats. I agree with you on the ribbon; it looks adorable. That hat alone makes me want the book.

I always liked being part of the Remembrance Day gatherings when I lived in Canada. It seems like here in the US you have to search them out a bit more.

Where are the fires?

amanda said...

wow, you just keep churning out the hand knits! look great!

Laurel said...

Such cute hats! The services sound quite lovely, I know what you mean about getting the shivers. Count me as curious about the smoke. I hope no one is in danger.

Stitch Sista said...

I love the hats!

Pity I can't say the same about the bomber's performance depressing :(.

(A 'from the womb' fan here...!)

Cecilia said...

I love those hats! That's a great book, isn't it? There are so many fun patterns in it. Enjoy your weekend.

Kate said...

So cute! I love this book - one of my favourites!

PlumStitches said...

the hats are so sweet! that was my favorite thing to buy/make or receive when Chloe was that age.

dizzyjadey said...

Ooh, your knitted hats are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Those two hats are fantastic! I thought it was very fiddly to knit a leave and one small stem. Must think of the pattern in September for my little pumpkin. You are paving the way for my knitting.

Cynthia said...

Sue the hats are so adorable! I wish I had little kiddies to knit things for (and Nick is certainly not at the age yet for having babies!) - I love the ribbon on the Paper Bag hat; it really looks great!

Oiyi said...

I love both the hats!

Heather said...

can you email me at with how to do the picot edging. I have lost my mind trying to put it on Kennedy's hat! I think Isabelle is around my Katie's age and size...What size did you knit of the hat for her? Kate is about (american) 44inches and 37 you think I can make a size for her.

I love the itty bitty hats book!