I liked this pattern a lot, although I would recommend placing markers to avoid counting. The markers were especially helpful during the decreases. The pattern is free.
I used Berroco Jasper (striping) and Malabrigo Worsted (navy). Both were great. I love the way the Jasper striped for this project. I knit it on 3.75 mm needles, which is a little small for the aran yarn. It will be very warm though.
I wish I had a baby to model the hat. The coconut just isn't cutting it!
I finished this guy last week and just never got around to sharing. I love the bunny. It's not his fault he is knit from cotton that makes my hands feel like they are bleeding. It's nice cotton so I know it's not the yarn, sadly, it is me. I can't do cotton. I absolutely cannot do cotton toys!
I got bunny dirty during his photoshoot. I need to be less ambitious with my photos I think!
These turned out okay. They didn't felt as well as I'd hoped. I might need to make other felting arrangements for future pairs of these. I put them in my front loading washer for almost 6 hours! Yikes!
They are a belated Mother's Day gift and will head off to her this weekend.
I purchased this pattern last week after a bit humming and haw-ing. I could definitely knit this hat without the pattern. I have the book 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield for the flower and butterfly. It would have been fairly simple. I ended up buying the pattern because I know that the designer Kate Oates is trying to make a moderate living with her designs. She's a nice girl and I often see her chatting in the forums. The idea is hers and although I could knit it without her specific instructions, I would still be stealing her idea.
I'm not always hardcore regarding patterns. I borrow ideas and incorporate them into something new all the time. Mostly I try to support the designers that I can see actively on Raverly, that I can approach if I want to.
Wow, that's a big blurb regarding this little hat.
I like the way it turned out. The pattern was well written and easy too.
I used Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Tones which has been discontinued. I got it for $3.49 I think and still have a good bit left over. I love this colourway. I have lots of other colours that I am going to use to make other soakers I think.
This pattern was fairly easy but would benefit from a bit of an edit. The way it is written is pretty conversational, which is okay, but a little distracting I found.
Why am I "Knitting a Baby?" well, technically I'm not. I am preparing for a baby in the near(ish) future, and since knitting for a baby is way less stressful, I'll blog about both! I am currently expecting my first child, due in July, 2011. I'm very excited to share the experience with you!
I am 29 and a wife and already a "mama" to lots of pets (4 cats and 2 dogs).