Knitting hats

I’ve been a woeful blogger and knitter of late. That actually isn’t strictly true. I have completed a couple of projects but not blogged about them. I haven’t been a woeful blogger ‘of late’ either. Let’s face it I am hit and miss at the best of times.

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I knit my husband a Seaman’s Cap to replace the nightmare Beanie I knit him (remember the one with the ribbing? OH THE RIBBING!!). I’m not over the moon, he has to kind of adjust the band to sit right on his head which means it doesn’t look so pretty on. He seems happy enough with it but I am just not. At least it isn’t saggy like the nightmare beanie though. Maybe I’ll be fourth time lucky knitting him a hat. If the socks don’t get me first*

The second hat was another Pilot Cap bonnet for my friend’s baby girl who outgrew the newborn one I did for her. I love the way it turned out and it fits, with growing room. Knitting success.

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Next up…I’m undecidedly decided. I want to try *socks for Chris. He’d dearly love a pair. The ever lovely Sarah suggested a pattern which is perhaps too ribbing rich for my liking (!!!) although I think they look lovely. My dear friend and knitting guru, Valerie has also suggested the Rye socks and another pattern by Susan Anderson. They call for worsted weight (I balked at fingering and whimpered at DK, wimp that I am at the moment. I call it sleep deprivation)…but what worsted weight yarn would have a bit of nylon to make them wear better? So I’m floundering. ^his husband of mine is HARD on his socks. I need to research more. That means knitting less. So maybe I will cast on something for my little darling whilst I work out the details. Maybe I will procrastinate a while over what to knit him too, after all Summer is coming with it’s promise (ha! who am I kidding, I live in ENGLAND!) of warm weather… should I consider slippery cotton or a blend of cotton/wool…or get ahead for winter and stick with wool?

So there I leave you, my mind all unmade up.  I’ll be back with knitting news when I have something more interesting to share than indecision! Have a lovely week ahead friends.

I’m hooking up with Ginny and Nicole and look forward to catching up with your knitting adventures too.

5 thoughts on “Knitting hats

  1. Pom Pom

    Aw, you are so sweet and gentle, honest and true.
    I made a similar hat for our son and he likes it but it fits kind of puffy. Oh well.
    I hope you are having a “feeling loved” sort of day, T!

  2. Ine

    Those hats look great! I’d go for the Rye socks, simple because I once knitted fingering socks for my man and they took ages. Maybe because I knit them plain vanilla and I was bored even before the first heel, but still

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  4. Ruby

    I think I recall Susan B Anderson knitting a bunch of socks one summer in worsted weight and they were awesome-looking! So thick and squishy. My hubby puts holes in all his wool socks, too, so if I were to spend the time knitting him a pair I would go the heavier weight route for sure. Beautiful pilot cap! I love your updates, no matter how “hit or miss”…and I’m exactly the same way as I’m sure you’ve noticed on my blog. Such pretty English flowers mingling with your wonderful knitting this week!


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