View Full Version : Almost "Fetching" and hat to match

01-10-2008, 04:01 PM
I made these fingerless mittens for another GD who is turning 12 on the 13th. I made the Dashing mitts for her sister last month. I didn't like the way the Fetching mitts were done around the palm edge, so just did a K2, P2 rib, and put it on the thumb too.

Then I did a hat to match. The yarn is Wool-Ease rose heather. I repeated the idea of lots of cables but made the mitts and hat out of one skein, so I couldn't use as much yarn as it would have taken to make them so small. Also only a few days until the birthday so I used a bigger needle for the hat. Actually a 4 for the ribbing and a 6 for the rest.

I wanted to use the K4, P1 rib that was on the gloves and just winged it on how to decrease at the top. On my first decrease I eliminated every other purl stitch. Then lined the decreases up there. Later when I came to where the other purl stitch was slated to go, I started purling 2tog instead of K2tog that I used at first. Came out kind of interesting on top.


We have a lot of new snow. Hat and mitts model or avalanche victim?


01-10-2008, 04:25 PM
wow! they're really nice. I love the way you took those photos too.

sue in canada
01-10-2008, 04:27 PM
They look really good. Love the color.

01-10-2008, 04:34 PM
Those are adorable... I like the little twisty braid on the hat. Good colors too.

Jan in CA
01-10-2008, 05:18 PM
I like yours MUCH better than the original! They both look great!

01-10-2008, 05:28 PM
Those are really nice, and the colour is great :mrgreen:

01-10-2008, 06:07 PM
:happydance: They look wonderful!! Great job :thumbsup:

01-10-2008, 07:15 PM
they look great and what a fun way to take pictures!
i realy like the hat i may steal your idea if i have enough yarn!

01-10-2008, 08:15 PM
I love love the hat!! also love the pic!! great choice for the color!

01-10-2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks so much everyone for the nice comments.

My husband takes all the pictures for me. He's a dear.

01-10-2008, 10:24 PM
:yay: :yay: :blooby: :waving: :happydance:
what a great gift. love the hat!!!:eyes:

01-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Looks great - good job!!!:hug:

01-11-2008, 01:22 AM
They look awesome! I love the matching set and your model! :teehee:

01-11-2008, 01:29 AM
beautiful and very creative!:cheering:

01-11-2008, 03:00 AM
Beautiful! I just love it.

01-11-2008, 08:41 AM
They are beautiful! I agree with you about the edge on the Fetchings -- they didn't keep the backs of my hands warm, so I reworked them with some decreases and then used a normal bind-off instead of the picot bind-off. But I like your idea of using ribbing a lot -- maybe I'll do that next time. I love the way you worked the decreases on the hat. Thanks for explaining how you did it. She's going to love this set!

01-11-2008, 08:58 AM
What a beautiful set...I love them. They will make a wonderful gift!
Thanks for sharing...

01-11-2008, 10:04 AM
I'm always amazed when someone says, "I winged it." (I'm one of those follow-a-pattern girls.) Your hat and mitts turned out absolutely perfect!!! I'm so impressed.

01-11-2008, 01:42 PM
Very lovely! I love the whole set! I am voting for an avalanche victim.:roflhard:

01-11-2008, 02:35 PM
Very nice :)

01-11-2008, 02:48 PM
Beautiful! Love what you did with both, but especially the end result of your hat!! Great job!

01-13-2008, 02:45 AM
Thanks to everyone again for the kind comments.:grphug:

Mama Bear
01-13-2008, 02:55 AM
They look great! Love the photos, too.

Mama Bear

01-14-2008, 10:33 PM
Wow..those look so nice. I especially love how you made the hat!

01-14-2008, 11:32 PM

01-17-2008, 12:24 AM
They look great. The decreases created an interesting pattern on the top of the hat.

01-18-2008, 09:19 PM
oooh! Wow! I love what you did! The hat is darling and the tassel just makes it! Beautiful, beautiful work!