Sunday, September 14, 2008

Three Hat Weekend

Some weekends are just like that.

First off the needles was what was supposed to be my UPS hat:


Supposed to be. I was worried about the hat being too deep as it designed as a man's hat, so I jumped the gun on the decrease shaping and now the hat is too shallow for me... but fits Willow perfectly. She and Papa will look like twins.

Next came the Boy Hat:

Boy Hat

I hadn't intended this one for anyone in particular - I toyed with the idea of giving it to Raul because he loves orange, but he may have a thing or two against acrylic hats (nothing but the best for Raul, you know!) The hat doesn't stretch out enough on Willow's head, but it does have some cool decreases:

Boy Hat Top

The last hat was an mindless hat. Willow had a birthday party to go to yesterday and I knew I was going to be sitting around for two hours, so I quickly cast on for a Rolled Brim Hat out of some leftover balls in my small-ball box. Everyone has one of those, right? With all the balls with maybe 20-30 yards left on them? Anyway, this one is mostly made out of leftovers from a baby outfit I made for my friend Teri's daughter, Mikayla:

Roll brim hat

The only problem was there wasn't quite enough yarn to finish out the top of that hat, so I dug through my small ball box and found this little bit of superwash merino I had dyed with Wiltons icing dye and it matched fairly well:

Roll brim hat top

Mikayla is 16 months old now and the hat may be a little big for her, but I give it to her anyway - a girl can never have too many hats.

Unless you are me and it has been a three hat weekend... and you still don't have one of your own. Oh well - doesn't really matter today - it is 90 frickin' degrees outside!


Zonda said...

Bummer on your hat, although it looks pretty darn cute on Willow! The other 2 are really neat, great way to use up some leftovers :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Aren't hats a fun project to knit? Quick and reinforcing!! They all look great!!

kemtee said...

Willow, what's it like to look good in everything? 'Cause you do.

Disco said...

LOVE that first, red, hat.

The second one looks like a bell shaped flower on Willow. Cute as heck.

And the colours on the third match great.

Dontcha love productive weekends :0)

Teri said...

Willow may just be far too cute for her own good!

Love the hats :)

Shan said...

Man Willow is so cute.

Would you believe I have only knit three hats in my entire four-year knitting life?

I think I like the 1st one best.

Jo said...

Shan - what I can't believe is that you have only been knitting for 4 years - I have seen the beautiful things you have made!

Bezzie said...

And her eyes are open every picture!!!! Very cute--all three!

And what was up with the weather yesterday?

LizzieK8 said...

I love the decreases on the Boy Hat, too! Nice warm heads this winter!

Batty said...

Those are pretty! I know Willow is happy with her new hat, she looks adorable in it. I guess you'll have to make another one for yourself.

Lee said...

OK. The hats are nice, but Willow is simply darling—especially in the first two pix.

Penny Karma said...

Willow is just beautiful! I would kill for hair like hers.