Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Lil Pumpkin Hat #YarnAlong

13 July 2016

Lil Pumpkin Hat #YarnAlong

This post contains affiliate links. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my brother and his wife are expecting their first child-a boy. I have been trying to decide what patterns to knit for their baby. The last baby item I knit was the "Lil" pumpkin hat. I used Vanna's choice yarn, terracotta.

To be honest, I only used the pattern as a guide. I knit the K1 P1 ribbed portion with smaller needles and joined in a round. (The pattern called for knitting the hat on straight needles and seaming up the back. Ummm... that's NOT going to happen. Too much work for my taste.) I also decided to throw in cables (because, why not? I like knitting cables.). The pattern called for knitting 5, purling 3. I kept that pattern. When it came time for the cables, I held 3 stitches in front, knit 2, then knit the stitches off the cable needle. (If I were to knit this again, I'd probably make a knit 6, purl 2 pattern.)

When it came time to knitting the leaf at the top, I abandoned the pattern all together and used the just a leaf pattern, but did not follow this one entirely. The pattern tells you to knit every row. Instead, I knit the yarn over and SSK rows and purled the opposite rows. Overall, I am pleased with how this hat turned out and look forward to meeting my nephew this coming fall.

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7 comments:

  1. You turned a plain pattern into a really special gift!
    I know how hot it is in MD. I lived there for a couple of years. One summer, a box of envelopes sealed themselves in the heat and humidity!

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  2. That is the cutest little thing! I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to yarn so I admire your ability to created something so stunning!

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  3. Cute hat! My mum and grandmother used to be knitting legends, but I have other crafty talents so knitting is out of my skills. But it looks lovely :)

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  4. What an adorable hat. I'm using this yarn (same color) in one the Spice of Life blankets I'm making and I keep wondering what else can I make using this yarn. It's so luscious, and is a great color. Certainly perfect for a pumpkin! :)

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  5. I am currently knitting an infinity scarf for my little sister for Christmas. I made the girls one last year but didn't get hers finished so she is getting it this year!

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  6. That's so cute, I wish I had the patience to knit.

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  7. Very cute. I like the cables you added. I admire that you can change patterns--I am not that talented.

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