Sunday, March 02, 2008

First FO for 2008!

I am very pleased to have an FO to show you - my first FO of 2008 and I am very proud. These pictures were taken by my talented SIL. They are just gorgeous and I have her permission to use them on my blog. Lucky me!

I am so very proud to introduce our one and only niece to my faithful blog readers. Isn’t she gorgeous?

Yes, I am also very pleased with how the hat turned out and equally pleased that it seems to fit her so well.

This design is the "Birthday Cake Hat" from Susan B. Anderson’s Itty Bitty Hats book – I highly recommend adding this book to your library!

Yarn: Lano Wool Gatto in colours White (8000) and Pink (13262). The yellow yarn for the flame is from a ball of Rowan Pure Wool DK in Yellow (032). All of this wool was gorgeous to work with.

Changes to Original Design: Not many. My niece just turned three and the two sizes in the book are for ages one and two. However, I just increased the same amount again as the difference between ages one and two and voila! A three year old birthday hat! And easy math for a math challenged knitter such as myself.

Future Improvements: Although I really like how this hat turned out, I think that the pink yarn I used was too high of a contrast against the white. Therefore, when I knit this hat again, I will look for a much lighter pink/blue contrast yarn.

Yup, she's a doll!


Jennifer said...

What would I not do for her eyelashes! The hat is gorgeous, too! :)

JustApril said...

WOW! Those lashes! I think that doll resembles yours around the eyes =) VERY cute hat! Looks like a fun knit.

Kristin said...

Well done! It looks like it was well received.

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

How adorable! She's so cute! And I love the hat. I've been looking at this book often and now you've convinced me to buy it. :)

...Sarah said...

Aww, those are killer lashes. Looks like she dug into the hat. It is a good sign when they wear it right away and don't even wait for cold.

Alisha said...

Love the hat. I think the pink looks great.

What a cute cup cake she is!

SMF.sportychic said...

Love the hat, and your girl, oh she is adorable, look at that lovely dark hair!