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square
04-09-2005, 03:50 PM
Does anyone know of a good knitting pattern for a baby sun hat? I've been looking with very little luck. :thinking:

Julie
04-09-2005, 04:08 PM
Cute cute cute:

Miss Dashwood Hat (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTmissdashwood.html)

square
04-09-2005, 05:12 PM
Cute cute cute:

Miss Dashwood Hat (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTmissdashwood.html)

I agree that it's incredibly cute, but I worry that it might be too warm. What do you think? Maybe I could try using another type of yarn?

Julie
04-09-2005, 05:15 PM
Maybe, depending on where you live....It's neat that you can button up the earflaps for when it's cooler. But you're right, probably not a summer hat per se, more like spring and fall. :D

square
04-09-2005, 05:36 PM
I'm currently in upstate NY and it can get quite hot here in the middle of summer. Hmm, maybe knit baby sunhats aren't very practical as they'll always end up being too warm--that could be the reason why patterns for them are hard to find. I could knit the dashing Miss Dashwood for spring and fall as you say. Besides, I'm moving to Iceland in July and this hat could come in handy there. I suppose I'd better get to work on the Dashwood soon so the baby can start using it now before it gets too hot. :XX:

Thanks for finding the pattern.

Julie
04-09-2005, 06:42 PM
NP....I just started it this weekend. :XX:

Sara
04-09-2005, 07:48 PM
That hat is darling! And anything with a reference to Jane Austen is a must-have! You have lucky babies.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-09-2005, 11:05 PM
are you just looking for something to keep the sun off baby's head?

square
04-10-2005, 09:39 AM
are you just looking for something to keep the sun off baby's head?

Yup, to keep the sun off her head and eyes. But it doesn't hurt if it looks nice, too.

amy
04-10-2005, 08:41 PM
I LOVE that new knitty pattern, soooo cute! Let us know if you make it!

Square, I love your new avatar.
Julie, is yours new too? Tre classic.

Amy

Julie
04-10-2005, 09:12 PM
Ok, I started this hat and then realized it's not exactly a beginner project. :doh:

But I am pressing on! I'm halfway through the really hard part!!

I decided to scan whatever I'm knitting with (well, the major project in progress, anyway ;) ) and use it as my avatar. That's KnitPicks Andean Treasure, the lovely alpaca with which I'm knitting my hat. :D

KellyK
04-10-2005, 09:40 PM
I decided to scan whatever I'm knitting with (well, the major project in progress, anyway ;) ) and use it as my avatar.

WHAT a GRAND idea!!! :thumbsup:

I would have to have seven different AVs if I did that.... :shifty:

Julie
04-10-2005, 11:38 PM
Here's a new avatar for ya Kelly:

http://home.comcast.net/~joy_sg/kellyk.jpg

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

KellyK
04-10-2005, 11:47 PM
:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

OK - I need to know...how many people would rather look at a WEENIER WARMER than my happy smiley face??? :rofling:

square
04-10-2005, 11:49 PM
Well, I did decide to make Miss Dashwood (and of course I can't wait to see a pattern for Miss Woodhouse, not to mention "The Lizzie"). In fact, I started it last night and am now about to finish it (just need to bind off the second earflap and sew the stuff together). I had to spend a couple of hours in a car today and was smart enough to take my knitting with me, which is how I got a lot done (no, I wasn't the one driving, in case someone is getting worried....).

The big excitement throughout the process was "will there be enough yarn?" I had one 50 g skein of this musty green Plymouth alpaca that had the perfect texture for this hat, so I felt I had to use it. The yarn lasted through the hat itself (whew), the ties, and almost for the earflaps. My solution: The uppermost rows of each earflap are knit with a different yarn (with a similar color). I figure this part of the earflap won't be visible anyway as it will be inside the hat.

The casting on took forever, although it wasn't really difficult. The bobbles were a bit tricky. I'm pretty happy with the result, but I think this green hat is just begging for a red or orange flower or two. I think I'll try knitting a couple of flowers and put on it. So now I'm off to look for a flower pattern (hmm, or I suppose I'd better go to bed now and finish the hat tomorrow).

KellyK
04-10-2005, 11:52 PM
I cant wait to see a pic, Square!

And, I totally forgot this thread was about baby hats...sorry for the sidetrack to WW's!

Julie
04-11-2005, 12:19 AM
Me too!

I just got past the bobbles....thank goodness. That was really hairy. I didn't have a crochet hook small enough to help me out with all those freakin' k4tog etc....but from here on in, smooth sailing! I agree that alpaca seemed perfect for this hat!

My picot edge seems to be curling up though... :?? ....so DH has taken to calling it my "Jughead hat." :rollseyes:

gardenia
04-11-2005, 12:27 AM
OK - I need to know...how many people would rather look at a WEENIER WARMER than my happy smiley face??? :rofling: Do you really want to know??? :eyebrow:

foldedbird
04-11-2005, 02:29 AM
:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

OK - I need to know...how many people would rather look at a WEENIER WARMER than my happy smiley face??? :rofling:

dunno, but i'll feef it and use it as my avatar for a day or two! muwahahahaha.

KellyK
04-11-2005, 03:30 AM
If you can define FEEF for me, you can do whatcha like, darlin! :??

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-11-2005, 10:30 PM
:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

OK - I need to know...how many people would rather look at a WEENIER WARMER than my happy smiley face??? :rofling:

well me, for one....

foldedbird
04-11-2005, 10:57 PM
Feef means steal, rip off, etc.

brookenic
04-12-2005, 12:04 AM
I don't know if you found what you were looking for but I found this: Little Turtle Knits Bucket Hat on this site http://www.littleturtleknits.com/patterns.htm It is under wee ones and then the tenth one down. ~Brooke

square
04-14-2005, 01:51 PM
I don't know if you found what you were looking for but I found this: Little Turtle Knits Bucket Hat on this site http://www.littleturtleknits.com/patterns.htm It is under wee ones and then the tenth one down. ~Brooke

Ooh, that one's cute. I also found this: http://www.knittingatknoon.com/FSsunhats.html and this: http://www.tradewindknits.com/thsunhat.html It turns out that I own the pattern to the second one as it's in the "Knitting Pattern-a-day" calendar which I have. I'll see what I'll do. I also found a couple of crochet patterns that might work. I don't have a whole lot of crochet experience, but maybe it's time to do something about that.

But here's my finished Miss Dashwood:

Julie
04-14-2005, 09:09 PM
Square!!! Sooooo cute! :cheering:

KellyK
04-14-2005, 09:12 PM
What yarn did you use for that? It looks really SOFT!

square
04-15-2005, 12:54 AM
I used Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca and yes, it is very soft. I had this one skein that I bought on clearance at a yarn store some months ago. Now I'm dying to knit something else with alpaca yarn. :inlove:

Today I was at the playground outside my daughter's school, and the baby was with me, wearing her new hat. A woman who works at the after school program came up to us and asked "Is this the hat from Knitty?" Apparently, the Miss Dashwood hat is getting famous. And it's always fun to run into fellow knitters unexpectedly. :XX: :XX:

Julie
04-17-2005, 12:27 AM
That's sooo funny that someone recognized Miss Dashwood!! :D

I used Alpaca too and looooved knitting with it. I highly recommend KnitPicks Andean Treasure...not too pricey, and oh, so soft. :thumbsup: