Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Baby its COLD outside

In a panic because of the extreme cold coming & here this week, I knit mittens and a hat for the Mayor. (because this is how my brain works) His previous mittens were a bit small and I wanted them longer in the cuff so new were in order.
I knit mittens with a longer cuff and sized to fit me, then felted them to a smaller size. These will fit this year and next! They will be super warm even when wet. I'm thinking I should do a cord to attach to his coat.... but 5 is an iffy age for mitten cords... what do you think?

The hat came out a bit larger too, sigh. It will fit for a while. I know better and yet keep making the same mistake and not trusting my knitter instincts. Really, how hard is it to take 10% off the spi x head circumfrence?
I wanted a hat with ear flaps and got a helmet hat. Oh well, it works.

Felted Mittens for the Mayor
yarn- Cascade 128
Needles- Denise 10.5
Pattern - mostly from the Knitters Handy Book of Patterns, some of my own preferences.

Helmet Hat
yarn- Cascade 129
Needles- 9's & 10's
Pattern- again some from the Knitters Handy Book of Patterns, some my own preference and I estimated the the ear flaps by putting the hat on his head and marking where I wanted them to go!

**note I really need to make a note in hat section of the book to decrease ALL cast on's by 10%. My hats may fit better.More tomorrow.............

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Blogger Julie said...

Aww, he's the cutest Mayor I've ever seen! He seems pretty happy with his new mittens and hat :)

4:57 PM, February 06, 2007  

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