Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday's Blog Along #2

Swatchin' and froggin'.

I didn't swatch for Husband's first hat because the pattern called for yarn and size needles that I've used before in combination to make other hats with same amount of stitches. So, silly me was all like I've got this. No need to swatch. Yeah, right. What was I thinking. Instead of having 20 sts. per 4" I had 16 sts. per 4" = hat too big. Ribbit. I'm now in the process of swatching for hat #1 and #2. Go, me!


These are the two hats that I'm swatching for, The "Dave" Beanie and Oliver Jogless Stripes Beanie. Both via Ravelry as free downloads.


Daughter's hat 2.0 or what I'm now calling the Smurf hat is back on the needles. I liked the lace pattern of the headband but, had shortened the crown. And though she had liked it she also likes the Smurfs and thought it would be awesome to have a hat similar to theirs. Sigh. The things we do for our loved ones. The pattern for this hat is featured in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011


This magazine has been well used :)

And in amongst all of this hat making I'm on a magazine kick.

Oh, and I'm still reading Sherrilyn Kenyon's Seize The Night during quiet times in the evenings before bed. Which are very few and far between.

Hop on over to Tami's Amis's and Small Things' blog alongs to view fabulous work.

10 comments:

  1. Oooh, your daughter's hat is so pretty :) Good luck with the swatching, I never think to do it for hats!

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    1. If I can avoid swatching, I do. A lot. But, here lately, I've had to frog more than one project for not swatching. Blah.

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  2. Hats are looking good. Can't wait to see them finish.

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait to see them finished, either :]

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  3. Gosh, I wouldn't have swatched either. Maybe I should learn something from your experience? The lace section of your daughter's hat is lovely!

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    1. Thank you. Yeah learn from my pain :]

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  4. I've been there! In fact I was going to start a textured hat w/o swatching, and your post reminded me that I better do it after all! thanks! The lace edge of your daughter's hat is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you and your welcome for the reminder. Good luck!

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  5. I feel you. I'm terrible about swatching for hats and they always end up a bit too small. I love the stitch pattern on the brim of "the smurf hat". It's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. The brim of the Smurf hat is why I fell in love with this pattern. It was pretty simple knit up and didn't take very long at all.

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