Saturday, December 22, 2007

just a few hats

Amazing. I seem to be on some sort of post roll. I don't think I have ever posted more than two days in a row, let alone five. And, I may have a couple more before the big day.
Just a few hats I wanted to share.
First up, for my husband. I initially wanted to make this for both boys, but the small is fairly large, so it will be going to my husband instead. I have another one on the needles that will be given to my father in law.
Pattern: Inca Alpaca Garter Ridge Hat, Glorious Knitting.
Yarn: Inca Marl by Classic Elite, 3 hanks.
Needles: size 101/2, I used double points for the whole hat.
Notes: I think this hat is too cool. And done in garter stitch is super quick.
Next up. Also going to my husband.
Pattern: Simple Hat from Cables Untangled.
Yarn: Cascade 220, super wash. 2 balls.
Needles: size 7
Notes: I LOVE this hat. I mean, really love it. I want one. Maybe in chocolate. Or white.

And, for Libby. Because she wanted a hat with ear flaps and braids to match her coat.
Pattern: Thorpe, designed by Kirsten Kapur.
Yarn: Mauch Chunky, 1 ball apple, 1 ball spice.
Needles: I used 10's because I didn't have double points in 9.
Notes: This is the cutest, quickest knit ever. And of course, perfectly written. I want to make them for Birthday gifts for my kids friends. Honestly, I bet you have some chunky yarn in your stash, and the pattern is free, you could whip one up tonight. And you have to love a pattern that forces you to learn a new skill. I learned the half double crochet stitch. And, I must say, I loved it.

41 comments:

magnusmog said...

I love Libby's hat - I've been wanting to knit an earflap hat and that looks like a great choice :)

Michelle said...

You never cease to amaze me :)

Kirsten said...

Christmas knitting has had the same effect on my blogging. I'm not quite up to five in a row, but 3 or 4 a week is a lot for me!

The hats all look great! Libby's is so cute and matches her coat perfectly!

Thanks for the nice words about the pattern. :)

Chronic Ennui said...

Oh. Just oh. I love that cabled hat! And I have been itching to make a Thorpe, but I still have a dog sweater to make before Tuesday. Oh.

Merry Christmas - again!

Veronique said...

Wow! I love the cabled hat :)

KnitPastis said...

These are all so wonderfully knitted. Wonderful choice in yarn colors too.
Libby's hat matches perfectly to her cute coat!

peaknits said...

I love all of the hats - especially the earflap hat - though I think I may dig out Cables Untangled tonight...:) Nice job!

Sheila said...

Great hats and love Libbys hat just adorable.

Knitting Mama said...

Cute knits! Merry Xmas!

zebraknits said...

You can never go wrong with those fantastic hats! They will make perfect gifts and am sure your family will appreciate the warmth!

p.s. You are on a roll....Are you pulling an all-nighter knitting?

Kara said...

Fabulous hats! I can't tell which one I like the most. I also can't tell which one I want to knit first!

Kristin said...

I'm loving all your posts, keep it up!
They are all great. I think you should make yourself a garter stitch hat too. It looks fab on you!

Nora said...

I love them all but the cabled hat is just beautiful!

Katie said...

leslie, i love those hats. You must make that one with the earflaps for yourself in chocolate, or chocolate and white would be great too.
Love reading all your posts lately! so fun looking at all your handmade gifts.
Your pictures are so fantastic, really. you should be a professional photographer!

Sarah Jackson said...

Love those hats! I'll have to try the earflap hat after I unbury myself from making flannel pj bottoms. Can't wait!

Jodi said...

What marvelous hats! You're a real inspiration for holiday knitting. BTW, that plaid coat is just fabulous.

KeanaLee said...

I wish you were my mom!

Heather said...

cute hats!! Love the last one, I bookmarked it for The Chicken. She has wanted a hat with flaps forever. She wants one with fur, so I may use up some crazy fun fur from my stash for the edge.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Hats, aplenty - and all so flippin' adorable! I've added Thorpe to my Ravelry queue as I am always on the lookout for an earflap hat. I always crochet mine so this would be a first if I knit one.

The_Add_Knitter said...

You ARE on a major roll, all three hats are perfect!

amandajean said...

oh, I love the hats! I am so glad that you are on a roll. I am enjoying what you are just whipping up! they all look gorgeous. I love the earflapper capper (that's what we called them as kids).

Beth said...

Your hats all look terrific. And I love Libby's coat!

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

All of these hast are great I am definitely going to give them a try. I have to see Libby in the hat and coat if its not too much to ask. Priceless!

JL said...

You are ful of surprise to me. Great photos, lovely works. It is such a joy to read your blog.

teresa said...

Very pretty!
I love your profile picture with the boots as well.

Hege said...

Beautiful hats!!

I wish you and your family a happy holiday!

purlfriend said...

Wow. You are going great guns and so close to Christmas. I love Libby's hat and her coat!

MaC said...
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MaC said...

oops! clicked the wrong button and deleted the comment, take two --- love your hats! I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to all the great things you knit for friends and family. Thank you for sharing. I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Martha

Mozilla said...

wow you are on a roll!! Love the garter stitch hat. The floppiness is too cute. I wish I had someone who would appreciate it but today in California it was nearly 78 degrees today. Oh well, may have to make one anyway :O)

Amber said...

I am in love with your hats!:-)

I wish I could turn back the clock and knit them all for my own family members... ah well---I need to get to work on my own last minute knitted gift (what was I thinking putting off my knitting for the last day? I should have put off my sewing!)... Great work on your gifts! Happy holidays.

house on hill road said...

love the hats! i might need the cable one, too. it is really cute.

i did start the flap one for jane....got all the way to the flaps and realized it was way too big (and i was using a bulky on size 8's) so i frogged it. gonna make it next week - great great pattern. thanks for sending me the link.

merry merry!

Elizabeth said...

I think hats are the most wonderfully satisfying things to knit. Love all three you made.
Now we know why you take such great photos...great camera. Recognize your necklace as well.

paperdollygirl said...

Fabulous work, as always! This post inspired me to make an earflap hat this weekend in preparation for a trip to the east coast on Friday. Thanks for the knitting motivation!

Macoco said...

Those hats are oh so gorgeous. I especially love the floppy garter stitch one.

Sarah said...

Those are three very cool hats. Libby is going to be very stylish!

Erin said...

Ohhh, I love those hats. So cute.

Happy New Year!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I love this hat and the colors:)

sweetfigs said...

Three cute hats! Impossible to say which one is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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