hat for my fella

Not sure if you saw my first attempt at this little project, here. Not so good. 

So I cast on again, still no idea what gauge means (must look that up) but added more stitches and hoped like heck this one fitted. It does.

 Not bad hey?

If anyone is thinking about using this pattern (it's totally easy and if you figure out the gauge please let me know), I think I cast on about 86 stitches in this yarn which I've had for a hundred years in my largely ignored knitting box, with no label on it so no idea what ply it is or even what exactly it's made of. Part wool, part acrylic I think.  

Ad has a pretty big noggin, (who knew THAT was something you should be checking about when considering reproducing with someone) and this hat actually fits really well. 

And he is incapable of standing still in front of a camera for more than a minute without pulling out Blue Steel. Also something I perhaps should have investigated before the whole reproduction thing. 

Too late. 

 Pretty happy with that hat. 

And because that first attempt will be a newborn baby hat (our newborn baby, aha!) but is not particularly girly, I also knitted this pretty little one:

 Am now officially a dead keen knitter. 


12 Comments on “hat for my fella

April 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Ha! LOVE that blue steel your man has goin on! I found that movie at the shops the other day for $9, and I didn’t buy it! Duh. And the hat looks good, I really like that colour. Well done!

green ink
April 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Awww, the newborn baby hat is so cute!

Adam’s doesn’t look too bad either 😉

April 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

He reminds me of that dude from Fat Albert. Love the Baby Hat #2. Very sweet.

Alex Nolan
April 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Lovely! I do so miss you all – especially when I see photos of cuz looking so happy!


April 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm

you sure are one productive pregnant woman!! go you knitting, sewing, cooking extraordinaire.

April 27, 2010 at 9:15 am

Funny. And clever. Well done. Also, I must say, a very girly hat for bub… So it’s a girl hey? Did not know that. Super!

April 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

excellent! are you taking orders yet?

i have an average sized head and my favourite colour is…

nah just kidding

actually was over at a friend’s place the other night and she was knitting. i haven’t picked up the needles in oohhhh abuot 25 years and NO, knitting is NOT like riding a bicycle. i got nowhere but frustrated.
i’m going to get some needles and wool and practice in private though!

April 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Rent it! It’s a stoopid, funny movie!

April 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Ah thanks. Yes he’s not bad AND amusing. I’ll forgive him the babies with the big noggins.

April 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm

yes, girl… wasn’t planning to find out but was a VERY BIG DEAL to Henry who insisted it HAD to be a girl. Thought we’d better find out in order to manage expectations. Great excitement all round.

April 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm

TOTALLY agree! not like falling off a bike! I had forgotten everything – and have used youtube and google a LOT. Had to google how to cast off once i’d finished the first scarf! Also googled how to do rib stitch after my first few trys kept twisting terribly. Gotta love google. xxx

heavy duty lanyard
December 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

So beautiful work.. Which you share above. I really very impressed by that. I want to make it for my husband.


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