I tend to bookmark patterns all year that I come across for baby hats. Then, every week I select my patterns for the week, and lastly I check to see if I have the right yarn.....In the past, if I didn't then I
But that wasn't a problem this week. All 4 hats use worsted weight yarn. So let me show you what I chose.
2 Hearts Newborn Hat designed by Kelly Forster. You can find the pattern free on Ravelry. The first is made using knit and purl stitches to cause the heart to "pop out" of the hat. The pattern calls for an i-cord at the top of the hat that I chose to leave off. I worked this in Hobby Lobby's Crafter's Secret yarn in Nosegay.
The second is my first ever attempt at fair isle knitting. I have to admit that my go around I left LOOOOONNNNNGGGGG threads between the heart patterns (floats) without tacking them which looked really sloppy and messy on the inside. So I frogged (rip-it, rip-it, rip-it go ahead and say it out loud and you will understand why I call it that!) it and started over. In hind sight, I might have done better to simply do this in intarsia (which I have never done before either!). Still I really like the finished project. This was worked in the Crafter's Secret yarn in Nosegay and in Red Heart Super Savers in Amythest.
I changed the decreases on the second hat from the written instructions. The hat I worked in Nosegay had a k2tog at the beginning and end of each dpn. On my second hat I worked a k2tog at the beginning of each dpn and a ssk at the end of each needle. You can see the difference below:
|k2tog at the begiining and end|
|k2tog at the beginning and ssk at the end|
My final hat for week 1 I wanted something quick with a simple, repeating pattern to follow since I hadn't slept much the night before. Myshelle Cole's pattern, Noah, to the rescue!
So that is what was on my hook and needles this week. What was on yours?
Until next time,