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Lighting57 12-09-2010 01:13 PM

Watchcaps for the grandsons
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I bought one 7 ounce skein of I Love This Yarn in dark demin blue. I made our two grandsons a cap each. Each cap weighs 2.3 ounces and I have enough left for a third one. This yarn cost $3.69 per skein, is very soft, comes in a lot of pretty colors, and is a great bargain. Especially since I had a 40% coupon. I like it better than the Caron, Vanna, and Red Heart acrylics.

This is a free pattern I found on ravelry under free child's watchcap. It has instructions for a small child through large adult.

I like the look of the Purl 2, Knit 1, ribbing. When turned upward it makes a nice knit2, purl1, appearance. I think this looks better than the 1x1 or 2x2. I tried them all.

I also made a K2T through the back loop dec than the regular K2T that it called for. It was quicker and it looks just like a SSK dec, but is easier and quicker to make.

Jan in CA 12-09-2010 01:38 PM

Those are great! I like that ribbing as well, have to try it!

kmaclean 12-09-2010 01:50 PM

Very nice! I'm sure your grandsons will love having new hats for this winter :yay:

And I agree ... the ribbing you used is a nice touch!

lgoddard 12-14-2010 07:10 PM

Great hats! My niece just recently asked if I could make some for her 2 boys and I do like the way yours look with that ribbing! Guess I need to make note of these.

ArtLady1981 12-14-2010 08:57 PM

Nice work! Love the evenness of your stitches! :thumbsup:

WandaT 12-15-2010 09:29 AM

Nice hats!! I like the look of your ribbing too!

usamacka 12-16-2010 02:23 AM

Very nice....I just completed a chunky yarn pattern i found on line...for two caps for two nephews..I was able to complete each in a day. Does anyone else knit at red lights?

Lighting57 12-16-2010 11:50 AM

Thanks everyone. I wish I had better lighting and the pictures were brighter and more clearer.

Since making these two. I took the remaining yarn and made another in an adults size. It has two 3/4" black bands around the head and the very top has a black circle about the size of a quarter. I had to do this to complete the top since I was short of yarn. I like this one best. I don't have a picture or I would post it to.

Here is the pattern link:

Slim 12-16-2010 06:57 PM

Very nice! Thanks for the info on the decrease -- I'll try that one.

bmwmom2002 12-17-2010 05:56 PM

Great looking hats! I love hats!

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