Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fish Hats

Lately, I've been really into knitting. I think it has a lot to do with being physically exhausted at the end of the day but still having a lot of mental and creative energy. I can handle sitting on the couch, watching TV, talking to C, and knitting, but getting up and doing something is almost beyond me. LOL.

Right before Christmas, I decided to make A a new hat. I came across a pattern for fish hats on knitty. They are fantastic! So, I started knitting one.

C claimed it as his right away. "Can you finish it tonight so that I can wear it tomorrow?"

So, I made A a second one.

Now, neither of them wears the fish hat. Sigh. I still think they're a lot of fun.

I've also been trying to knit C a hat for wearing around the house. The first one was made with some great yarn I found on clearance at the local yarn shop. It's a wonderful yarn both to work with and to see knit up. I love the colors and patterns. Too bad the hat was too small. Here it is on Abby.


We gave this one to our friend B.

I knit up a second one in a larger size, but it still was too small, so C won't wear it. Anyone want a hat?


3palermosplusone said...

Your fish hats are awesome!

cerstin said...

I too love these hats! But I have been trying to get my head (or needles) around this Wrap and Turn thing. I do know how to do short row knitting with socks, but with this pattern, the stitche you have in the middle are increasing, not decreasing. Do you know what I mean?
Do you by any chance know of a link explaining these "long rows"? I have no idea with this how to pick up the wrapped stitches, so I wont show.
It's infuriating and I am about to throw my knitting in the corner...
I like your blog! Will go and explore some more!!

Steph said...

those fish hats are *amazing*! too cute! why does C not wear his?

Blister said...

I knew other people wore hats around the house!--Jenny thinks I'm some sort of crazy bag lady.

TheCraftyQueen said...

Cerstin, I would highly recommend checking out for help with your short and long rows. Their videos are excellent and available for both continental and English style knitting. For the first hat I did wrapped rows and didn't pick up the wraps, just as the pattern directed. I was not pleased with the look so on the second hat I did pick up the wraps and liked it much better. Good luck!!!

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