Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hail to the Redskins!

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.

  • 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!


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!!