Friday, November 30, 2012

FO: Berry Cute Hat & Pumpkin Hat


Pumpkin Hat

These are both Fiber Trends patterns that are ostensibly for kids, but have rather large sizing. They are constructed the same way and the berry hat has a really cool stitch pattern. It's not bobbles- it's a lot easier. You basically drop a stitch several rows then knit into the row where you stopped dropping. I realized that the same technique is used for this Madelinetosh cowl pattern that Susan (the new owner of Yarndogs) is working on as a shop sample. In 2 colors (as in the cowl), it looks even more complicated but is still incredibly simple!
About the sizing- the smallest size would fit a big kid at 19" around (probably 8-10 years old), and the largest easily fits most adults. When customers want to make a baby size, I've been having them buy DK weight yarn and size 4 and 6 needles and make the smallest size. The pattern calls for worsted and size 6 and 8. I used Madelinetosh Vintage for all my hats so far. (Moorland and Lolita for the berry hat, and Moorland and Terra for the pumpkin.)The berry one is a shop sample (in size small) that I had intended to go to a baby when it was done being a sample, but I'll probably need to make a smaller one. The pumpkin one is all mine! It's hanging out in the shop right now cause it hasn't really been cold enough to wear it much.

No comments: