Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Welcome Mistake

Well I took on another project...one of those "didn't turn out as expected but still turned out pretty great" types. I decided to knit billed beanie for my "man friend". I found a pattern on Ravelry here :http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reasonably-hip

Some how I ended up with a toddler sized hat instead of a man sized hat. Which is ok, since I happen to have a pretty darn cute toddler running around this place in need of a hat. Part of the problem is I used a light gauged yarn then the worsted size called for in the pattern, but I still used the same size 7 needles called for. I was not expecting such a drastic size difference. Once I started working the piece up I started to realize it wasn't big enough and my choices were to with rip it out and start again with a new pattern or try to adjust the existing pattern, or I could keep on going and see what happened...not  fan of ripping any work out, I continued on.In stead of knitting til the back measured 6 inches I stopped at 4.5 then I cut the template for the bill out smaller. Needless to say I'm quite pleased with the results.
So, I am off to try this again, with a chunkier worsted weight yarn and bumping the needle size up to 8. If the hat is still too small I figure that the worst thing that could happen is that I end up with a hat that is too small for the man friend but big enough for the 7 year old :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beard Hats!

So a couple of weekends ago it was cold out side and I was bored and found myself with out a knitting or crochet project, so I decided to knit up some beard hats for my kiddos...too funny!
 This is my 7 year old, I decided to give him a nice full beard resembling his grandpas!
This is my roommates 4yr old....we told her to make crazy eyes...lol, her beard is detachable.
 My 2yr old looks too funny with his red viking beard!

Props must be given to "Busting Stitches" where I got the idea and a good idea for making the beard detachable and also for giving me a good idea for how I wanted to crochet them up!