Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Knitted Strawberry Hat

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OK, not so wordless this week. I spent two months knitting this hat for Dova which she was apparently excited about, but when it was completed she refused to wear it. I finally begged her to wear it just for a picture and this is the best I got. Adam claims he would wear it, but fortunately(?) it is too small for him. The free pattern is from The Golden Fleece. I used red Lion Chenille and green Red Heart Super Saver with size 7 needles. Cast on 80 stitches and put in five row of seeds. The biggest question was what to do with all the green yarn carried between seeds. I started by weaving it in halfway between seeds, and ended up weaving it in every other stitch (see this photo if you are really interested). If I were to do it again, I would start the seeds at 16 rows instead of 20 and make the stem out of 6 or 8 stitches instead of 10. And make darn sure that the recipient will wear it!!

5 comments :

Tiany said...

I love it, what a creative hat! You are so talented!!!

Liza said...

The hat is lovely and Dova is so pretty. Happy WW.

A Simple Life said...

She is so pretty. Nice hat too.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

That is such a gorgeous hat! You are so talented. Hopefully she'll agree to wear it, because it looks adorable on her! Happy WW :)

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

That's a great hat - I'm hoping to learn how to knit, this year - Happy WW!

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