View Full Version : FO: Hat done!

11-28-2005, 02:01 AM
As some of you may recall, I started a hat (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=71718#71718) last Monday while waiting at the dr's office w/ the kids.

Well, I finished it over Thanksgiving. Here's DD modeling it for me:

The best part is that I started a knitting FRENZY while we were there!!! While I was sitting there talking w/ my SIL, I picked up some extra needles and extra yarn & cast on a few stitches and handed it to her. Then I just started showing her what to do, and she was hooked. ;-) (hee hee) She never really did get a chance to knit a whole lot, but she enjoyed what she did and was very proud of herself.

On top of *that*, two of my nieces and my "niece-in-law" (married to my nephew) picked up some "Nifty Knitters" that were lying around and started making stuff w/ those, too! Niece-in-law finished a cute hat, one niece was determined to make a scarf (but I think she ran out of time), and the other is working on a hat, too. It was so fun. I can't wait to see what everyone shows up with at Christmas.

Anyway, back to the hat above. It's made w/ Lion Brand Magic Stripes in Jelly Bean, and the pattern is here (http://secure.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=6024). The yarn washed up to be much softer than I expected; it was really quity stiff and scratchy to start with.

I'll be shipping this off to my niece in CO tomorrow!! My first completed gift. :cheering:

11-28-2005, 02:19 AM
it looks GREAT, Jul!!! FUN colors! And, that DD.....what a cute little HAM she is! :heart:

11-28-2005, 04:09 AM
:heart: :heart: :heart: your hat, model AND your inspiration to others! Wow...you've gotten everyone into the knitting act...WTG :thumbsup:

11-28-2005, 08:00 AM
Soooo cute (the hat and DD)


11-28-2005, 09:11 AM
The hat looks great! For a moment I thought the ball of yarn behind it was a large pom-pom! Would look cute with one, though.

11-28-2005, 09:56 AM
Thanks, everyone! :cheering:

And, yes, Ingrid, I noticed that ball of yarn, too, but I didn't have time to take another pic. I thought about putting some of corkscrews on top, but, again, I didn't have time.

And now, I don't *really* have time to be on here, either! We're off to the clinic again :doh: ... wish us luck!

See you this afternoon, Kelly!

11-28-2005, 09:59 AM
I love the colors. And your daugher is very cure!

Good luck at the clinic.

11-28-2005, 11:25 AM
Thanks, Vicki!! I see you've joined the Great Avatar Switcheroo. ;-)

11-28-2005, 11:51 AM
See you this afternoon, Kelly!

YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! :cheering:

11-28-2005, 11:59 AM
It's so cute Julie -- and once again the model outshines the FO... :D

11-28-2005, 04:53 PM

Jan in CA
11-28-2005, 05:20 PM
The hat looks great! For a moment I thought the ball of yarn behind it was a large pom-pom! Would look cute with one, though.

Until I read your post and looked again I thought it was, too!!

Cute hat and model!

11-28-2005, 08:57 PM
For a moment I thought the ball of yarn behind it was a large pom-pom!

Me too! LOL

The hat looks great Julie! Congrats on starting a knitting craze among the family! :thumbsup:

11-29-2005, 11:09 AM
Looks wonderful great job!! :thumbsup:

11-30-2005, 12:25 PM
Thanks, all ... DD mentioned the ball of yarn on the table, too, after she saw the picture. Guess I should have "Photoshopped" it out, but I didn't want to take the time.

I *still* need to get this thing in the mail!!! Yikes! It's for a b-day gift for a 11/7 birthday. I am *horrible* at getting b-day presents anywhere on time.