Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hail to the Redskins!

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Another hat for another nephew's birthday:


His birthday is today, actually, but the party isn't until next weekend, so I hope to get a live-action shot of him wearing it then.

Specs:
  • Yarn:
  • * Main Color: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran 55/33/12% Merino/Microfibre/Cashmere in Brick (#611)
  • * Stripes: Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL 50/50% Baby Alpaca/Merino in Pinewood (#010)
  • Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch
  • Pattern: Cast on 96 stitches, join in round, K2,P2 for 1½", increase to 99 stitches and knit every round for 5", adding stripes as desired, decrease & finish according to Super Simple Hat Calculator
  • Needles: U.S. size 8 Denise interchangeable circulars & Clover 7" bamboo DPNs
The main brick color is much closer to the required burgundy, it's just a little washed out by the flash in that picture. I do wish the color of the stripes was closer to Redskins gold, but that's a hard one to nail down. This will have to do.

Here's hoping that the kid likes it!

Today I spent a large part of the day downtown at the Convention Center, attending the Maymont Flower & Garden show. I took lots of pictures, and will most likely have a lengthy report about that on my gardening blog, but the extended report will have to wait, because tomorrow, I leave for a 3-day weekend at the beach with knitting friends, where I doubt I'll have internet access, so things will be quiet around here until Monday, most likely.

Happy Weekend, everyone!
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5 comments:

Robin said...

The hat turned out really well! I'm sure he'll love it. Gardening blog?? What gardening blog? I hear there's a coffee shop close to the cottage that has internet access!!!

Robin said...

We're just going to start calling you the *Hat Lady*! Wanna make me one in blue and grey??

rho said...

Have fun at both things you are doing - can't wait to get full reports when you get back -- love the hat - lucky nephew

Monet said...

Blue & Grey? As in Dallas? No self respecting Redskins fan would even own anything in Blue & Grey! Goodness gracious!

The hat is gorgeous and I'm sure that your nephew will love it! Have a great weekend at the beach!

Nikki said...

dang, now I have the Redskins fight song on my mind. (yes, I do know almost all the words thanks to Mom :) ) it's not so bad except its one that will stick in there for days...

beautiful hat though!!