Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hats

While I was absent from cyberspace, I spent some of my spare time knitting little gifts. Among other items, two hats were completed to cover a too cold head.
Both caps were knitted from patterns in Homemade, Handknit.


The red hat above is a traditional stocking cap, made using a soft acrylic yarn doubled stranded for warmth and correct gauge, and was knitted with a simple garter stitch pattern.

The double layer white hat was knitted with a cotton acrylic blend yarn called Cotton Ease. Worked in an attractive lace pattern, the hat also has a turn up brim that adds style to comfort.


When my head is busily dealing with more complex matters, my hands appreciate simple projects.

25 comments:

Sharon Lynne said...

Those are cute hats! You do a good job with your fingers, while your mind is busy.

Thom said...

Nice hats :)

Poshyarns said...

They are simply lovely and I am sure the little heads for which they are intended will be very glad of them.

Dorothy said...

Lovely hats, Willow! And I so appreciate your comment about keeping one's hands busy while wrestling with something more challenging to your mind. That's just how I feel about crocheting!

Roxie said...

Charming toppers!

ellen b. said...

Very nice Willow.

Tracy said...

These are so lovely, Willow! I am especially smitten with that white lacy cap...Cotton Ease is a nice yarn to work with, most of the Lion Brand yarns are. I like the simplicity of the red hat too--and especially the fiery red color! Terrific work, my friend...Happy Days ((HUGS))

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh those hats are cute. I could use one of those today.. .it's freezing temperatures here this morning.

It is good to keep hands busy while the mind is otherwise occupied. All the best!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What sweet hats! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled :)

Flower said...

Both hats are lovely!! The person wearing them will look especially pretty!!

Marg said...

I love the first hat...It looks like something I should be able to manage..And I know it can be done.
They are so beautiful.

Melanie said...

What sweet looking hats. Love the bright pink.

Kelly said...

I love the hats! Where do you find the Homemade, Handknit book? I would love to have the patterns for these two hats!

Kelly said...

Hi Willow, thanks for your nice comments on my blog! I checked our local library online today and found they have the book, so I reserved it! I see too they have it on Amazon but I am on a self-imposed ban on book-buying (a great weakness!) till the end of the year, so it's the library for me! I can't wait to look through it, I love the hats you made and wouldn't mind trying my hand at them!

ewix said...

So chaming, and when one imagines the little heads they will encase,
one can't help but smile.

Barbara said...

One of the things I miss about giving up knitting and that is having something to do with my hands while watching tv.

Lovely shade of red.

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, I most definitely know that feeling! I hope those lovely hats helped to bring order to your thoughts.

Caroline said...

Both hats are darling, but I'm thinking that I may have to knit the white one for my little niece. The lace is so pretty.

We must be on the same wave length.
I love your sentence about knitting being soothing when you have complex matters to deal with.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Willow!

I saw you in Ellen's blog post today :-)

Your hats look so cute!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

The little white hat is so beautifully intricate. I really love your work.

Allie said...

Those are beautiful! You are so talented! I love the fine work on the white hat.

XUE said...

Such lovely creations!I don't think I could ever knit! Somehow sewing seems simpler to me. At least I don't have to make the fabric before sewing :) !
And thank you Willow, for your wishes & kind words as usual !

M.Kate said...

They are lovely Kak Willow..and winter is near already...its still so hot here. I am wishing for some cold weather actually. Happy weekend :)

Jane said...

sweet hats Willow, they will keep little heads beautifully snug and warm. Jane x

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me what the pattern is for the white hat in cotten ease? I made a similar one a few years ago and have lost the pattern.
Mary H
hathaway@usinternet.com
(maybe I should leave a message on your current entry, as you may not see this)