Monday, July 14, 2008

Big, Bigger, Biggest

Got camping on the weekend for the first time in over two weeks. My poor flowers I planted actually bloomed, but they didn't look so hot. There was no rain and no one to water them. They got some TLC, and it rained today, so hopefully they'll perk up. Some of what I planted seemed to die, so I'll take some more when I go back later this week.

The Littlest One got a new bike from Grampy (my dad). He's out riding it now, of course.

Working on a ruffle hat at the campground.

The three ruffled hats that were supposed to be, from left to right, 12 months, 24 months, and 6 months. My gauge was one stitch less per 4 inches than what the label says, I followed the pattern to the letter (except for seed stitch ruffle instead of garter stitch), and they are waaaayyyy big. It's a cute pattern, though, fast and fun to knit. It's Bernat Jr. Jacquard in Big Deal Teal. I got all three out of one skein. I used the same needles, same yarn, same stitches, everything, and they are huge. The size “24 months” fits me! I’d say the 12 month is more like 6-8 years old, and the 6 months old is more like the 24 month old. Anyone knitting this pattern be very, very careful. I kinda wondered as I knit it, cuz there are a lot of stitches. I didn’t get them seamed til late on the 13th. The tension is 23sts per 4”, and upon measuring I found that my tension worked out to be 22 sts per 4”. (I’ve always been a pretty bang-on knitter, not loose, not tight.)

The smallest ruffle hat, supposed to be six months, but it would fit a two-year-old probably.

One of the ruffle hats.

Top view of ruffle hat.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Monika said...

The ruffle hats are very cute!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

Those are adorable!!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Donna M said...

They are cute! The colour is very pretty!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Not An Artist said...

They may be a bit big but they are sooo cute.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh I like that hat...too cute.

2:17 PM  

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