Thursday, June 28, 2012

On the Needles - Knitting Needles!

I talked before about casting on for this project many, many times. This time it's working! It's a hat for my youngest son. It's a different pattern in that you knit 20 something rows and then do a purl row. That purl row becomes the bottom edge because you'll end up turning the first 20ish rows under and joining it. The ears will stay warm because they'll have a double layer over them. Yep, I live in Florida and it's mild here in winter. Jacob, however, lives in flipflop and shorts and rarely wears a jacket but will wear a beanie. This hat will warm his whole body!

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Here I tucked the bottom part under so you'll get a visual.
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Can you see the pattern?
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Here, let me point it out for you....

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It's a skull and crossbones. Let's hope I'm managing my notoriously tight knitting and have loosened up enough that he can actually get this hat on his noggin. He hasn't displayed any interest in my knitting or quilting anything for him but he'll really enjoy this - if it fits. Fingers crossed.

Otherwise, I'm going to have to find someone with a small head to give this to.

23 comments:

Annie said...

Very nice! I've done that technique and it works well, but I did find it difficult to knit through both layers. The result was well worth it though. I'm sure it will be a bit hit!

yarnjourney said...

Cute hat! The skull pattern reads nicely because your knitting is nice and even.

Lois said...

It's looking good Jackie!

Annette-California said...

I'm reading and looking at your hat and thought beautiful. My impression was a bit of a Nordic feel and look to it. Then you pointed out the skulls...lol I didn't even see them. Looking perfect to me. And I don't knit. If its cotton it stretches:)

Giovanna said...

What a smashing hat - great knitting!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love it!!!! I hope it fits. I didn't see the skull and crossbones -- what guy wouldn't love that? lol! Love the colors too -- and it will definitely be warm with that double layer!

Sally said...

I love your knitting project Jackie. It will be lovely and warm.

Connie said...

This hat is destined to be a hit. Great knitting! I hope to someday be as advanced a knitter.

Carol said...

Oh, I'll bet he will really love this, Jackie--can't wait to see the finished piece. (Maybe he'll model it for us?!)

Deb said...

That pattern is so cool. I know what you mean about these kids running around in shorts and things even when it gets cold. My son does that and we live in Michigan. But if the head is covered then hopefully your son will stay warm, and I can't imagine him not wanting to wear it - it's so great!! I hope that it fits him.

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh very neat!

Penny said...

It's looking good! And I love the pattern! Makes me want to pick up my knitting again. Maybe. :)

Susan said...

And that is exactly why the things I knit are called Cinderella socks, hats, mittens...whoever they fit can have them! (It's going to be a great hat...I hope it fits!)

Mary said...

How much fun is that to try a new knitting technique! It's really looking good - can't wait to see the end result!

Judy D in AZ said...

What a fun pattern for a boy. His friends will be jealous.

Lina said...

That's a great pattern! I hope it fits your son as I'm sure he'll love it.

ruthsplace said...

What a fun design.

Linda said...

Good for you to be trying to make him something. I know how difficult it is to do that for a fella. Seems like you've got all the elements - design and concept - for making it suitable for his needs and interest. I hope it works out for you!

Liana said...

Love the skull work and your son will love it!

Melanie said...

Super great pattern!!! I LOVE it.
I just did one of those tucked over brims on a hat last winter and it makes for a fantastic finish, I tell you. Very professional and sturdy.

Karoline said...

Cute hat :)

Chris said...

You hat is amazing--I'm in awe of your talents!

Suzanne said...

Really nice work! Beanies can be a little tricky to make for others, especially when you can't have them round to continually test the size.