Monday, October 30, 2006


Less than 24 hours later, DD had her scarf completed. She put the fringe on and wore it the next day.

The fringe is pretty cool--it quickly unravels into 2 different colors. It totally doesn't look like 2 different strands when you're knitting with it.

"Mom, can you make me a hat?" came next. (Actually, we started out with her knitting the hat, but she's never knitted in the round or on dpns before, so I didn't want to ruin her for life.)

I knitted the hat, but took three tries.
1. Too tight
2. too big
3. ok (but running out of yarn.)

Here's the result (modelled in my newly painted dining room. Don't inspect the woodwork too closely--it needs another coat of paint.)

I made a chemo cap like this over a year ago (check it out here).

This time, it's a bit smaller (and two-toned.)

Basic recipe:
Paton's Bohemian, 1 skein. Cast on 42 sts loosely (I used size 15 needles).
Join in round, using size 11 dpns and work 6 rows of seed st.
Change colors and increase 3 sts, working for 4 1/2 inches from cast on edge. (Do another inch if either a) it's for an adult sized head or b) you're not afraid of running out of yarn the way I was--I started with a partial skein of orange.

K7, K2tog around.
K 1 round.
K6, K2tog around.
K 1 round.
K5, K2tog around.
K 1 round.
K4, K2 tog around.
K3, K2tog around.
K2, K2tog around.
K1, K2tog around.
K2 tog around.
Cut yarn and draw through remaining loops. Hide ends.
Convince DD to let you take a picture of her. (Bribing with chocolate if necessary.)

There you go--one hat.

Oh, and the title of this post? Well, the scarf's name is Ralph. I'll report back if the hat gets named.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Your daughter did a wonderful job on her scarf. You must be so proud of your little knitter. Next she'll be raiding your stash.