Saturday, February 17, 2007

Let It Snow!

Snowman hats are finished and ready for mailing:

  • Yarn:
  • * Main Color: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky in white (#16014)
  • * Nose: Cestari 3-ply 100% merino in Bulky Poppy
  • Buttons, (both sets purchased at Couture):
  • * Eyes: JHB International ¾" (#32178)
  • * Mouth: JHB International - Raven, 5/8" (#89030)
  • Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch
  • Sizes:
  • * Terry's hat (w/ 5-button mouth): 22", (cast-on 77 stitches)
  • * Jenny's hat (w/ 7-button mouth): 21", (cast-on 74 stitches)
  • Design: Jane Pollard's Snowman Hat
  • Needles: U.S. size 10.5 Denise interchangeable circulars & Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs
  • Modifications: made the noses a little pointier and longer by decreasing all the way down to 1 stitch; used buttons instead of french knots for mouths, (since I don't know how to do a french knot...)

I considered knitting a little hat and scarf for these snowmen, but thought better of it. They're done. I'm done.

The story behind my making these is that after I made the mistake of sending the link to Jane's post about her snowman hats to my sister and my sister-in-law, both of whom are teachers in their kids' schools, both immediately, independently emailed me back and said, "Make me one!".

I replied to both of them with, "You know how to knit -- knit one yourself!".

Both responded with, "But, I only know how to knit rectangles!".
(What I heard: Waaa, waaa, waaa!)

My response: "I'll be happy to guide you into the magical, mystical world of hat knitting."

Neither of them took me up on that offer.

Bunch of chickens I'm related to, apparently....

And so, I succumbed to familial pressure and knit them each a snowman hat.

I'm such a pushover.

They better not ask me for snowman hats for their kids, or spouses, or fellow teachers....

That's all I'm sayin'....


knitnzu said...

Wow! It doesn't snow where you are? I saw your comment at Jess's What Housework. We got only 16 inches from the same storm.

knitnzu said...

Thanks Mary! The hat is fair-isle, here is url for KAL,

emmy said...

They are cute Mary! Hold firm to your resolve if they ask for more and you KNOW they will!!

Robin said...

They are adorable!! Gotta make one. Does this count towards their Christmas 2007 present???

Robin said...

Oh HOW CUTE!!! I love them!

jessie said...

Cute, cute, cute!

My daughter is probably too old to wear such a hat now. Wish I had seen the pattern a few years ago!

jane said...

They are are a very generous knitter! Jane