This week’s project was Chip’s new hat. Chip picked out the pattern – The Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits. This is a free pattern on Ravelry and part of their Pacific Knits Collection. They designed a very nice sweater pattern using this same cable to match the hat.
We decided to make this hat in green because we thought that the finished hat looked more like pine trees than antlers. The pattern is easy to memorize and the finished hat is a nice looking hat that looks good on a man.
The pattern gives instructions for 4 different sizes – Baby, Child, Adult Small and Adult Large. We made the Adult Small. The yarn is Cascade 220 Heathers in a nice forest green – 100% wool. I chose the yarn for the color – it really is one of Chip’s favorite colors of green so I knew he would wear the finished product. He said that it is snug but it fits. I just wanted to make sure it covered his ears. He is particular about that.
I did get a little bit more done on the Toothless hat – he now has his first horn.
The next project I am working on is a pair of fingerless mitts/armwarmers for Auntie Elaine. She has been wanting armwarmers for-ev-er so we went through a lot of patterns and yarns and decided on the Lettuce Knit armwarmer pattern that I had made last year (ahhhh – memories of how much I despise knit 4 together). Then we picked a yarn – another Araucania Aysen – in a soft natural color palate. (I knit her Imagine Sweater using Araucania Aysen also).
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Hopefully one will be done by next week. This time I am adjusting the pattern to knit it in the round. That was not on purpose. I just assumed the pattern was in the round and I had finished knitting the k1 p1 ribbing in the cuff before I realized that the pattern was designed to be knit flat and sewn together. Sigh. Well, too late now. I am just going to keep going and believe I will be able to handle any problems that rear their ugly head.
On the family front, Jesse and Chip had a fun Saturday when they took part in a track meet at my college. Jesse did great – medaling in the two events he was registered for.
You will note that he won gold in the 200 meter race and silver in the 400 meter race.
Chip ran the 1500 meter race. An 8th grader from Jesse’s school ran that race too.
He beat Chip.
By a full lap.
Races can be a humbling experience.
Onward and Upward.