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Slim
02-05-2011, 07:44 PM
School has been closed all week here because of ice and snow and unusually low temperatures. I was stuck at home without a project on the needles, so I dug into my stash and came up with enough leftovers to make a couple of quick projects:

The first pic is a hat for my soon-to-be 1 year old granddaughter. Pattern is Poppy (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poppy-11) and the yarn is Baruffa Merinos Otto in Dusky Rose. A quick, easy knit. I finished it in an afternoon and used the flower pattern from here to finish it: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-scarf-english

Second is Cozy cabled toque (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-cabled-toque). I saw a North Face cabled hat on a woman at the coffee shop and looked for a pattern that resembled it. I didn't have any bulky yarn, so I used two slightly different shades of white Cascade 220 Superwash, held doubled. Also a very quick, easy knit.

mks22300
02-05-2011, 08:01 PM
Now that's a nice way to spend being stuck snowed in! Great hats, I especially love the cabled one!!

cheley
02-05-2011, 08:34 PM
Now that's a nice way to spend being stuck snowed in! Great hats, I especially love the cabled one!! I agree!!! very beautiful cable hat~!!!

Jackie M.
02-05-2011, 09:24 PM
But....it's so......even. And the top is perfectly round. Isn't it supposed to be lumpy and uneven? Mine are :think:

Jan in CA
02-05-2011, 11:41 PM
Jackie! :roflhard:

Those are gorgeous, Slim!

CoolWool
02-06-2011, 02:19 AM
Wow you finished a whole hat in one afternoon!?? I know it's a baby hat, but still! That would have taken me 3 days!

ps - Don't ya just love snow days? :wink:

kmaclean
02-06-2011, 11:20 PM
They both look fabulous! :yay:

WandaT
02-07-2011, 10:50 AM
Great job Slim!! Both hats are beautiful!! Quick projects are so gratifying ... but quick projects that are also stash busting are the best!

hyperactive
02-07-2011, 11:53 AM
Good use of Snow-Time-Down. What may have inspired you for hats? ;)

I love the kiddo hat. That pattern instantly went on my list. I am knitting for my friend's baby born this weekend and for a charity-preemie-thing right now so I have lots of use for creative baby-hats!

The other hat is great, too. And keeps you warm!

gouranga
02-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Great hats! The Poppy hat is in my queue.

Mokumegane
02-07-2011, 02:56 PM
Nice hats! I bet the other one is really cute when worn, too...

aprilbetty
02-07-2011, 07:34 PM
Great hats! The construction of the baby hat is so unusual! Really cute!

Antares
02-07-2011, 08:23 PM
Wow! I'm impressed--two hats in such a short amount of time, and they're both so perfect!!!

Jaxhil
02-08-2011, 09:58 AM
I love them both!! So pretty! And a great way to keep busy, I love making hats :)

Mokumegane
02-08-2011, 09:59 PM
Heck, I like the baby hat better lol! It's reminiscent of the 1920's and the Art Deco era... I love Art Deco!

KatzKnitter
02-14-2011, 03:52 AM
But....it's so......even. And the top is perfectly round. Isn't it supposed to be lumpy and uneven? Mine are :think:

Yeah, mine is lumpy too. She did something wrong. :p

ArtLady1981
02-15-2011, 04:51 PM
Great work, Marilyn! I seem to follow you around everywhere! You do knit the best accessories!!!

I save the Cabled Toque on WORD...it's sitting on my Desktop right now...and in my Rav queue, too!

KatzKnitter
02-15-2011, 06:59 PM
Slim--
Is the cabled toque pattern on your Ravelry page. No longer snowed in, but, amazingly, I'm still knitting. And I've joined a local group. :woohoo: As for stash, I just learned to knit 2 months ago, am doing hats, so all my stash is left over from hats. Meaning, I can make multicolor hats indefinitely. Like Stone Soup.

KatzKnitter
02-15-2011, 07:01 PM
Techknitter covers truly flat hats here, but she's using ribbing:

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/03/truly-flat-hat-top-and-part-4-of-pocket.html

MerigoldinWA
02-16-2011, 12:04 AM
Beautiful hats. The Poppy reminds me a bit of the Aviatrix hat. Vintage looking and love the flower. The cabled hat is very nice too.

Slim
02-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Slim--
Is the cabled toque pattern on your Ravelry page. No longer snowed in, but, amazingly, I'm still knitting. And I've joined a local group. :woohoo: As for stash, I just learned to knit 2 months ago, am doing hats, so all my stash is left over from hats. Meaning, I can make multicolor hats indefinitely. Like Stone Soup.

No, I haven't put it on my Ravelry page, but here's a link to the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-cabled-toque

It's easy and quick. I love your idea about making multicolor hats!

KatzKnitter
02-17-2011, 09:38 PM
My first 2 had broad bands of color, similar to TechKnitter's 8-Trick Pocket Hat, but of course not done so smoothly or evenly, with bumpy decreases and a lumpy top. I made them before I read her article. .

If you buy a new skein now and then, you can make hats in hundreds of different color combos. Joking of course, I make color schemes that go with my jackets. And colored bands don't work with elaborate stitches.

The directions say to write you if I'm even THINKING of making your hat. So here I am. and I'm thinking long and hard about losing my place many times in the pattern.

Slim
02-18-2011, 07:32 PM
[The directions say to write you if I'm even THINKING of making your hat. So here I am. and I'm thinking long and hard about losing my place many times in the pattern.[/quote

No, you won't. It's really quite an easy pattern. But it's not my pattern -- you would contact the very talented designer here:

http://domesticaffair.blogspot.com/2005/11/sucess-second-time-round.html

Have fun with it!

Breezed
02-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Great hats. You so such amazing work and apparently very fast too.