Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The cutest hat this year

It's hat weather again in Minnesota. Isaac is sporting his new fall hat, which is super cute. It fits him well - snug enough to stay on and cover his ears, but not too snug that it bothers him. The yarn is soft and warm enough for fall, but not for winter. I'll have to knit the kiddo a warmer hat, probably in alpaca or merino, for winter.

He's already worn the hat a few times, sometimes for stretches of more than an hour. He's even asked to wear it - a total 180 from this summer when he took his hat off every chance he got.

Pattern: Quynn by Woolly Wormhead (ravelry)

Yarn: Be Sweet Bambino Taffy

Needles: US7 DPN

Size: to fit 20" noggin

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You! Make me another shirt!

I wish he was saying "You! Make me another shirt!" Instead he his mimicking me, saying "You! Get down!"

This is the first of many shirts I'll be making with the Simplicity 2907 pattern.  This one is size 2T, made of organic quilting cotton I found at SR Harris. It's super cute and we get a lot of compliments on it. I finished the shirt in an afternoon, and it cost less than button-down shirts at target - it was $6 for fabric and buttons. The only change I will make in the next shirts is to make the bottom three button holes vertical. I think horizontal button holes look weird and they're also awkward to button, especially on a toddler.