Monday, March 9, 2009

creating from what I have

continuing on from my last post. I finished two knitting projects this weekend. these are the first two projects in my "creating from what I have" collection.

the first is one of three baby caps for the triplets soon to arrive. Pattern: Simple Baby Cap #1
Source: Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Size: 0-6 months
Yarn: Bernat Cotton Tots
Needles: size 7 Addi circular and size 7 dpn
Modifications: I knit a contrasting border on this hat for 8 rounds. at the finish, I decreased to the eight stitches then knit for 38 rounds on dpn, which made the top portion 5 1/2". I'm thinking about decreasing this for the next hat to 4 1/2" - 5".

the second is a chunky knit beanie for my sweetie! how adorable is he?Pattern: chunky knit beanie, by leslie friend
Size: large
Yarn: Lion Brand, Wool Ease, Thick & Quick; color-black
Needles: size 13
Modifications: While the yarn is 2.25 stitches per inch, I still used size 13 needles and cast on 48 stitches. The chunky knit beanie is 26 rows total (a little longer than leslie’s). Quite happy with the results!

I'm enjoying to process of deciding what to do next. in an effort to use it up...I'm thinking another chunky knit beanie and a few headbands. thanks for visiting friends!


a friend to knit with said...

your stash must be great!!!!

both of your projects turned out beautifully. and i think the one of your guy should be framed. it is so cute!

stitching under oaks said...

LOVE both of these projects...two different ends of the spectrum but both created with love and 'whatcha have on hand'. did he wear his hat to work today? he looks so cute in it!

lucy said...

You know, it's fun when you can whip up fantastic simple projects like these from what you already have. I am in the same mood too. Keep it up.

mark said...

i can't decide which is better ... you, or my awesomely cool new hat?! ok, that really isn't a fair fight. better luck next time awesomely cool hat.

Journeying Five said...

i really like the baby hats and the beanie too!