Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Don't keep this under your hat!

Hat candy! I finished these some time ago, but just took the time right before my water aerobics class to snap a few photos. Then off to exercise my butt off, I hope.

As you can see there are so many ways to finish off a sweet little baby hat, with no adornment like the purple one or as simple as a single outstanding button, or use old shirt buttons spaced evenly along the single ribs as in the blue one.

Next up is the little sweater and hat that is going up for auction at the Southern California OES Rescue Parade and fund raiser that will be this weekend at the Burbank Kennel Club Show. The URL for the OES Rescue that Taggart came from is: http://oesrescue.com/

As time was of the essence, I knit this on the Brother 260. This is a two button cut away baby cardigan of my own design. Yes I am working on writing up the pattern, but gosh that is slow going. The edging is done with a cotton yarn in a contrasting deep lavender crocheted in a simple picot stitch.

I just love this hat pattern, the way I designed it, the crown looks like a star when you look down on it. Is that not the sweetest top of a hat.

When I have nothing going, I will just cast on a baby hat and have it while I'm watching TV. They knit up so fast and take so little room. I have the beta of the baby hat ready for anyone who is interested in trying it for me. I would like to get at least a couple of different people work on the hat and tell me what I can do to improve the pattern.

Thanks for looking and the comments.


Sarah said...

The hats are darling!! Do you share patterns? Thanks, Sarah

Leslie said...

Sarah, thanks for the comments, I appreciate the input. I am looking for a few people to Beta test my pattern. If you are interested, send me another comment to let me know if you would like to.

Susan said...

My Mom taught me to knit too! Sadly she is gone.
I so miss her!
I would LOVE to try a beta version of the baby hat.
I have a brand new grandaughter (born 8/17/07)
I plan on teaching her to knit someday.
I taught me 3 children to knit (2 sons & a daughter), crochet, embroider, etc.
I have 3 wonderfuk OES too!
Look forward to trying your pattern! thx, Sue

Leslie said...

Susan & Sarah send me your email in another comment, I will not publish it but instead send you a copy of the pattern to beta. I do however need you to make comments regarding the pattern, what made sense, what didn't and so on. If you think you can note your comments and get them back to me, I will send you a pattern.