I knitted hats! Yeah, I know. I am in awe of myself too.
Deb at Not Inadequate found the cutest hat pattern to knit for adults and kiddos. It’s called Grammy’s Hat by Tanis Lavallée. This hat pattern looked to be pretty simple with just k2,p2 and k6,p2. I can do that!
I really wanted to make one of the hats featuring four different colors using the designer’s Green Label Yarns, but I couldn’t justify the cost for yarn to top a child’s head. So… I bugged Deb with a bunch of questions on what I should use. After
months days of asking, Deb finally said, “Shut-up and pick what you want to use.” Ok, she didn’t say shut-up, but I’m pretty sure she wanted to.
I picked JoJoland Rhythm Superwash in Cosmic Burst. Great colors and the striping is wonderful. This is the first hat for Pea #1.
And here is the second hat made for Pea #2.
I bought five skeins in the same dye lot, but look how different the hats look. That’s due to the nice color changes.
I wanted to put a pom-pom on top, but each Pea said NooooOOOOOoooo.
I plan on knitting two more hats for my nieces for Christams and I won’t be asking if they want pom-poms! They’re going to get pom-poms even if they don’t like AND they’ll look cute while wearing them.
Do you like pom-poms on your hats?
Updated to add: I CO 88 stitches to make these hats to fit a 10 and a 12 year old. For an adult I would CO 104 stitches and for toddlers (The Cousins) I’ll CO 64 or 72.