View Full Version : FO- We Call Them Pirates & little bit more fair isle

Toast King
01-23-2007, 06:43 AM
I made these for Christmas but have only just got around to posting them here - my first attempts at fair isle! The pirate hat was so much fun to make but turned out much smaller than I'd hoped (er.. swatch? me?) but at least it made a 6-year old girl very happy :) All inspired by fair isle, I made the little hat below for a friend's baby.

"We Call Them Pirates" from Hello Yarn - www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm
DB Baby Cashmerino (Purple), Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk (White) & RYC Cashcotton DK (Pink)

DB Baby Cashmerino (Purple) & Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk (White) - I made up the pattern and used (motif from Nicky Epstein, Knitting on the Edge)

I hope you likey :)

01-23-2007, 07:29 AM
Hi Toast King:
Nice work. The pink in the pirates hat makes the hat look lighter. Cute baby hat, wouldn't have thought it was a "made-up" pattern.

01-23-2007, 08:23 AM
I :heart: LOVE :heart: that baby hat!!!!!

01-23-2007, 08:27 AM
These are GREAT!!!! :inlove:

01-23-2007, 09:44 AM
both look really great :heart:

01-23-2007, 11:06 AM
Beautiful! :thumbsup:

I've had the We Call Them Pirates hat bookmarked for a while, but I fear the fair isle, which is reason enough to make the effort.

01-23-2007, 11:09 AM
I love both!! Especially the pirate hat!!!! :cheering:

01-23-2007, 11:21 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: They are both fabulous!!!

01-23-2007, 11:47 AM
Both are geougeous! :)

Jan in CA
01-23-2007, 12:31 PM
Those are so cute!

mrs desert rain
01-23-2007, 02:01 PM
i'm always so impressed with fair isle FOs! :cheering:

01-23-2007, 02:06 PM
What a cute pirate hat! And the baby hat is beautiful!

01-23-2007, 02:19 PM

01-23-2007, 02:53 PM
They are both great! Would you mind sharing instructions for the hat--a friend of mine just had a baby in Nov., and I'd love to make that for her. That is just adorable!

01-23-2007, 03:07 PM
Beautiful work. They are both great!!!

01-23-2007, 03:32 PM
WOW - I've had my eye on doing that hat too for a long time now! Yours looks wonderful.

01-23-2007, 04:28 PM
:inlove: great job!!! congrats!!! :inlove:

Beautiful! :thumbsup:

I've had the We Call Them Pirates hat bookmarked for a while, but I fear the fair isle, which is reason enough to make the effort.

me too, I've had the pattern bookmarked for a while, but fair isle intimidates me.

01-23-2007, 06:14 PM
I wonder if this would work in Reverse/Double knitting

*this is BAD, unless you want a HAT that is*


01-24-2007, 03:13 AM
The baby hat is awesome!!! :notworthy: Do you have a pattern?

Toast King
01-24-2007, 06:02 AM
Aww thank you for your nice comments :hug:

Typically, I didn't write down how I made the hat :wall: - but I'll try and figure it out over the weekend and let you know, if I can work it out! BTW, the motif is taken from a book, does anyone know if would breach copyright to use the motif in my pattern? Maybe I should just give the instructions for the basic shape of the hat.

01-24-2007, 01:10 PM
ok, you inspired me. I remembered yesterday that I had black and purple Cashsoft in my stash. I'm 7 rows into the hat now.

01-24-2007, 06:45 PM
Both hats are just beautiful! I love the colors you chose for your Pirates hat!

01-25-2007, 11:08 AM
They're both gorgeous but I :heart: LOVE :heart: the baby beanie! Oh my goodness! Did you get the pattern for the Fair Isle from the Knitting from the Edge book? I really want to make this hat for my son.