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dustinac
11-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Indygirl posted here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68140)about the cutest little Tam she made...and I had to make it for my little girl...Knitpicks carries the book Kid's Knitted Hats for the best price I could find :happydance: ....Then my daughter picked out her color from my crazy amt of Encore DK stash...

Plymouth Encore DK
Size 4 needle
CO~ 11/9/07
BO~11/11/07
I made the size 4 cause she will be 4 in Dec...and although it fits her ok I wish it was a tad more snug on her head...I prolly should have went with the smaller size or tried to figure out an in between size...she is happy with it though and calls it her "artist hat"...

The mittens are found here and called Playground mittens (http://crossroadknits.blogspot.com/2007/01/playground-mittens.html)...I really liked them cause the kid's fingers can be free when need be...like zipping up their coats and tying their shoes...where normally they would have to take off the mittens and hopefully remeber to put them back on...these will come in handy for my son who is in school but of course my daughter would have to have the same pair...unless I wanted a mitten war...

Encore Plymouth DK (2 strands held together)
Size 5 needle
I CO for these on 11/11 but they were to big for her... I restarted and finished them today (11/14/07) this way I could have her try them on as we went...I made these changes...After the ribbing I did plain St St for 4 rounds and then started the thumb...after the thumb was placed on scrap yarn I did 10 more rnds of st st and then started the decreases...

Now to finish my son's hat and mitten set :cool:

Ronda
11-14-2007, 04:06 PM
They turned out very well.

Jan in CA
11-14-2007, 04:31 PM
Those are pretty, such a bright color!

Newfygirl
11-14-2007, 04:34 PM
That tam is just adorable. Great job on both tam and mittens!

ah
11-24-2007, 12:44 AM
I love both the tam and the mittens. That color is wonderful.

GiddyKnitter
11-24-2007, 02:39 AM
Cool and what a lovely color x

Maria2009
11-24-2007, 05:22 AM
very pretty!

KnittingNat
11-24-2007, 06:06 PM
Very very very nice :heart:

mdog182
11-24-2007, 06:19 PM
what a cute little set! i'm sure she'll really appreciate those mittens on cold days

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-24-2007, 07:29 PM
As a teacher of many children with cold hands who won't wear them because they get in the way.. or they lose them when they take them off.. THANK YOU for making these for your children! :D

dustinac
11-24-2007, 07:49 PM
I finished her matching cowl last night but need to get photos...she loves the set... I also finished my son's set but haven't posted photos yet :teehee:

iwouldratherbeknitting~ oh I know...last year my son kept losing his mittens and gloves...when I seen this pattern I knew it was perfect...I always have this type of mitten or finglergloves gloves...regular mittens just get in the way :thumbsup:

dmknits
11-29-2007, 10:49 PM
What a great idea for mittens. Your projects look great, and I like the color too.

Lima
11-29-2007, 11:29 PM
Beautiful girl and beautiful things on her!!!:muah:

MerigoldinWA
11-30-2007, 12:06 AM
That is a true artist hat! The mittens are nice and you are so right about having your hands free for zipping and things. That will be wonderful. Nice color too.

Indygirl
11-30-2007, 11:26 PM
:yay: very nice. You did a great job! The first hat I made was big for my D.G.D. I gave that one away and made another with the smallest size in the pattern.