Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Down to the wire... but winging their way to OK!

I made a few hats and I bought two that were made by the Ladies of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. I finished the top knots and wove in all the ends this evening. They are packaged to be sent - via First Class mail - tomorrow to Oklahoma and the Soaring Eagles Project. I hope and pray they make it to OK by Saturday (even though Monday is the deadline, I prefer they arrive Saturday!)



This is what they look like - in my room with a flash going on and no natural light! The blue one (kind of hiding) in the upper left corner and the green scarf and hat at the bottom are the ones I bought from the Ladies. The rest were hand made by me. The two toned purple one (though it looks blue in this picture) was Knifty Knitted. Blue one has a seed stitch cuff and stockinette cap. The cream ones are made using this Dulaan Avalanche Hat pattern (link opens in PDF) using two strands of chunky super wash wool given to me to use for give away projects. My personal little avalanche! :) It worked out beautifully, though it was, perhaps, not quite as chunky as the Avalanche yarn. The first hat could be a little deeper. So, I added about 4 rows to the second one. A really good thing about hats -- different head sizes need different sizes of hats! :)

5 comments:

StarSpry said...

I love the green hat and scarf! They are beautiful :)

pinsandneedles said...

I like the green hat too! Its so nice that your doing this.

Dorothy said...

Love all the hats and the scarf. Do you know what the stitch pattern is for the green ones?

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

I like the green hat and scarf too--very pretty.

Kathleen said...

Ah, the green hat. I really like it too, which is why I bought it at the St. Paul's Holiday Fair! :)

If I still had it here, I could probably tell you what stitch was used... I can tell you it is crochet, the cuff area is single crochet, the rest looks like three stitch double crochet clusters. The yarn is acrylic and it felt light, like Caron Simply Soft or a lighter than worsted in another brand.