Sunday, July 09, 2006

Finally, a knitting update...

Updated: Scroll down for a new hat.

First, I finished the watermelon hat that I started last weekend:
watermelon hat finished
This was knit without a pattern using Cotton Ease in Bubblegum, Pistachio, Vanilla, and Licorice. Watermelon hats seem to be all over the blogworld these days - like here, and here. I knit this during a variety of Fourth of July festivities, parades, fireworks, at the swimming pool, concerts, etc.

After I finished the hat, I had the urge to cast on a pair of socks.
jaywalkert in progress
This is the oft-knitted Jaywalker sock, and the yarn is Trekking XXL, color 106. I was really starting to truck through the first sock (this is one evening's work), but then I became sidetracked. Jaywalker was quickly tossed aside.

On Friday night, I was at the bookstore when I came across this book:
itty bitty hats book
Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. I have been looking for this book - I just didn't know it. This book is filled with the absolute cutest baby hats ever. So cute. So inspiring. I can see myself knitting every single design in the near future, and I'm nearly finished with my first attempt. If you love to knit baby hats, then you will want this book. The author also has a website where she sells some of her patterns. I have already purchased the Sweet Pea Hat pattern as it isn't in the book. You can also buy a signed copy of her book directly from the site. Luckily, I have a large box full of yarn that will be perfect for all of these hats.

I finished my first hat from the Itty Bitty Hats book. This is the Upside-Down Daisy Hat. I knit it at a slightly tighter gauge using the newborn size. It should fit a large preemie - small newborn. Same yarn as the watermelon hat above. The only change I made to a well-written pattern was to only use 5 petals instead of 6. My hat was slightly smaller, so 6 petals would have been crowded.
upside down daisy hat
upside down daisy hat 2
upside down daisy hat top

5 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Wool Winder said...

Really cute watermelon hat!

Why haven't I ever seen that book before? That's one I'm sure I will have to get. The daisy hat is adorable!

Lynette said...

those hats are adorable. i'd love to get that book. going to my LYS tonight.

i'm in the cotton ease, and i have ALMOST a full ball of cherry red yarn. has anyone replied to you yet. i can send it to you. let me know.

kristinknits said...

I think I NEED that book. But I am sad that there is not sweet pea pattern. : (

Anonymous said...

I just finished the upside down daisy hat in a newborn size as well, and I also couldn't fit the 6 petals on there, it seemed too crowded!

baystatebrumby said...

I just found this blog! I was looking for a watermelon hat to knit and your blog came up! I'm mostly a horseback rider, but when the weather's too bad, i like to knit! Your blog is so cute!

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