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.

Details:
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!

7 comments:

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!