Happy Friday everyone!
I am pretty excited to show you today's finished project. Mostly because I love the way it turned out... but partly because it's a good excuse (again) to show off one of my kids : )
I realized a couple weeks ago that Doodlebug was going to need a new winter hat pretty quick. I could tell this from the way last year's hat kept popping off the top of her head during our first chilly snap of the season - I know, I'm perceptive that way. So, I made it a priority to make her a new hat during my Craftaway Weekend last week.
I really loved the slight variegation to the skein of Maribrigo Rios that I had picked up for this project and I really wanted to used a slip stitch pattern to show off the yarn. I hurriedly measured Doodlebug's head before I left last Friday and then took a stab at modifying the Amanda Hat pattern to fit her. I think it turned out pretty well but I'll let you decide for yourself.
The Audrey Hat
Pattern: The Amanda Hat by Gina House
A great free pattern, that clearly, I am not the first to discover.
Yarn: Malibrigo Rios in Purpura
Knitting with this yarn is the baking equivalent of making cake using pure vanilla, full fat cream and real butter. It is fabulous and worth every penny. The superwash factor makes it ideal for kid knits. In fact, I've already bought another skein in a different colour to make my Monkey a new hat too. I'm hoping I have enough left from Doodlebug's hat to make her a pair of matching mittens.
I cast on 77 with size 4.5mm needles. I knit the body as written but was worried that it might be a little short. So, I extended the decrease rounds by starting with k9,k2tog and went down from there (with a plain knit round between every decrease round).
Doodlebug has hit a bit of an awkward photo stage (this was not helped by the fact that I took these shots while she was eating a snack). So, I thought I would show you the hat in action. You know, so you can get a better look at the hat, not just see more of my cute kids. No really! Ok, not really, but here you go anyways.