As I get quicker and smarter at knitting it gets to be even more fun. I can make a hat in a couple of evenings. I have one very favourite pattern and another that I’m about to try out that I think will also become a favourite. Then it’ll be time to move on to mittens. Today we picked up a nifty winter parka for Fiona at the thrift shop, and I hope to knit her some mittens that have the same colours and motifs as the jacket. This is just too much fun.

Those are Sophie’s, Fiona’s and Noah’s heads modelling a traffic light trio of Foliage hats.

Churning out hats

3 thoughts on “Churning out hats

  • October 20, 2008 at 9:52 am

    what great hats. I googled foliage hat and found it on knitty:) I think I can actually make this one but it won’t take just a couple of evenings for me and I have to use worsted weight yarn as that is what I have.
    What yarn did you use for these? I am also curious as to what other hat pattern you are about to try. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy your blog.

  • October 20, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Hi, I've done versions of the foliage hat with worsted. I sized down a needle size because I was actually trying to make a smaller version with <50gm of yarn (some leftovers) for Fiona. I also left off most of a repetition of the pattern (5 rows, I think) at the end of the hat sides to make it smaller. Anyway, it worked out very nicely. The sizing is very forgiving in this pattern, as the open lace pattern makes it very elastic. I think you could probably just stick with the same needle size, use worsted weight, and as you get towards the end, adjust the number of pattern repetitions down the body of the hat if it seems a little large or small. Enjoy!

    The other pattern I've started using is this one. I’m on my second one now. It’s very nice and rather masculine in the right colour, but the cabling makes it more time-consuming than the Foliage.

  • October 28, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    These look great. I’ve not progressed much in my knitting since I was a teen 🙁 I haven’t got any faster or any better at remembering where I’m at in making something. Oh well, I think I have got better at cooking though 🙂

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