sharon’s mitts and hat

when a good friend turned 40 this year, i knew she needed something special. that is when i stole a skein of handspun she bought from me and knit these for her. i didn’t think she’d get around to doing it for quite a while otherwise ;)
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i’ve always wanted to make these mittens by Elizabeth Zimmermann, because they look so awesome in handspun. so this seemed like a good time (ahem, excuse) to do so. raveled here.
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then i had some yarn left, so i figured she needed a hat. i was tempted to make a reflection hat because they look so good in handspun, but no. couldn’t do that. instead i made her this tree hat. i’m thinking about writing up the pattern… we’ll see if i get around to it before the babe is born. raveled here.
and here it is on her head.
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hats for the boys

mount jumbo hat for my brother – raveled here
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for one of my brother-in-laws – raveled here
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the two people i always knit for around the holidays, because they both always wear them. nothing inspires me to knit for folks as much as appreciation and actually wearing the item.
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ben wants one too.  i’m not sure when i’ll get around to that ;)  he has a lot of hats, so i don’t feel too bad.  snapdragon sport and rainbow chard light.

this pattern (recipe) is heading to the test knitters this week.

more small things

same bootee pattern as here.  easily memorized, super portable, and addictive is what i dub these ones. i made up the hats.

mix of 2 ply spindle spun handspun and snapdragon sport – raveled here
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pink/purple handspun singles, spindle spun – raveled here
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blue green addabootees made out of my hand dyed chard light and snapdragon sport – raveled here
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i might keep one more set or the just bootees for my wee babe and the rest will be baby gifts for the next round of winter babies.

handspun addabootees and hat

so… we are having a small project knit along over in the due in april group on ravlery and these are my first finished knit. it took me a couple of bootees to figure out the sizing, but these are down sized Elizabeth Zimmermann addabootees, using size 4 needles with sportish weight yarn, but also made a bit shorter.
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aren’t they so flipping adorable? i can’t get over them. on ravelry here.
a completely enjoyable knit. this new babe in my belly will only be wearing them for 2 months at most, but still. how could you not knit these? having only had a summer baby i really missed out on all the little little things, knitwise.
ez addabootees
these are made from some handspun singles i’ve had lying around for a long while. i had enough handspun left to make a wee hat too (here on rav). and although i am notoriously not matchy matchy, i guess these might be okay since one is on his head and one is on his feet. now i’m thinking of tiny projects that i can make with other small amounts of handspun… and pondering making more pairs of bootees.
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Heron Hat

heron hat

A charted colorwork hat in sport weight yarn with a wintery diamond and tree theme.

Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light or Snapdragon Sport, 120(130, 140, 150) yds [109.7(118.9, 128, 137.2) m] and 50(55, 60, 65) yds [45.7(50.3, 54.9, 59.4) m] of a contrasting color

Needles: size 4 US [3.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular and double-pointed needles of the same size, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge

Gauge: 6.5 sts and 7.5 rows per inch [2.5 cm], after blocking

Sizes: Circumference 18.5(19.5, 21, 22) in. [48(49.5, 53, 55.9) cm] choose a hat size 1-2 in. [2.5-5 cm] smaller than your head

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a three page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.

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On Ravelry here.

You can also buy this hat as part of the Winter Bird Hat Collection ($10), which includes the complete patterns for 3 hats, worked to the same gauge, on the same needles, and with the same size yarn, as well as templates and notes on how to work on your own designs.
heron hat

m’s new hat

brrr.  it’s cold outside!  and m didn’t have any hats that fit him, so i whipped this one up.  my handspun, mohair and targhee (i think), dyed for farm wool fiber club, back when that still existed.  i’m going to make a pattern out of this one in multiple gauges – dk to bulky, i think.  it’ll be a great hat pattern for handspun.
m's hat
i’m going to use the rest of this ball to make ben a hat.   i’ll offer an option for a non-pointy top… but here’s a better view of the pointy top.  ben’s will be a beanie.
m's hat

Ptarmigan Hat

Ptarmigan Hat
A charted colorwork hat in sport weight yarn, with a fancy brim and
a snow-inspired speckled top.

Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light or Snapdragon Sport, 145(155, 165, 175) yds [132.6(141.7, 150.9, 160) m] and 50(55, 60, 65) yds [45.7(50.3, 54.9, 59.4) m] of a contrasting color

Needles: size 4 US [3.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular and double-pointed needles of the same size, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge

Gauge: 6.5 sts and 7.5 rows [2.5 cm], after blocking

Sizes: Circumference 18.5(19.5, 21, 22) in. [48(49.5, 53, 55.9) cm] choose a hat size 1-2 in. [2.5-5 cm] smaller than your head

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a three page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.

5.00

On Ravelry here.

You can also buy this hat as part of the Winter Bird Hat Collection ($10), which includes the complete patterns for 3 hats, worked to the same gauge, on the same needles, and with the same size yarn, as well as templates and notes on how to work on your own designs.
Ptarmigan Hat