Sunday, September 30, 2007

Some FO's for you - with a little help from my model

I don't seem to get a chance to take many pictures of my wip's! (work in progress), but anything's better than nothing right... so here's some pictures of the hats I've finished off lately. I've shown a couple of these in the previous post, but this time I got Kristen to model them for me, along with the matching scarfs that I simply cut from fleece.

The first hat is the one I made for Kristen based on Susie's pattern from Itty Bitty Hats, with the fleece topper.

The colors nicely match the new coat I bought for her for this winter.
This is the pattern for the candy cane hat from IBH's but I did 4 row stripes instead of 2 row, and of course different colors.
This hat is the same one in the previous post, but notice the little bear in matching colors and matching fleece scarf (from a pattern I found on the web). I will try to make a pink one for Kristen next, she just didn't want to put this little guy down!

See what I mean! Here's she's modeling the snowman hat from Itty Bitty Hats.
And here's two more shots of Mr. Snowman.

And that's all for today folks!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Itty Bitty Hats

I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd just show you a few little things I've been working on. I haven't had a chance to buy the recommended yarn for Susan's Itty Bitty hats, but I couldn't resist just trying one out with some yarn I had in my stash. I also made a matching scarf with the fleece (no sewing required, I just cut tassles at the end and tied them in to knots!)

I don't know who the green hat will be for yet, but I also made a pink one and decided it would be for Kristen. I just bought her a brown and pink winter jacket so I bought some leopard print fleece and pink fleece to make the topper on this one. I still need to cut a long piece of fleece to make the scarf for her.

I did finally finish my 'cozy shrug' but I wasn't too happy with how it turned out. The sleeves turned out way too long and rather wide. I have to buy a big button for it and once the weather cools down I might actually still wear it - I'll take a picture of it then, but for now you'll just have to trust me when I say ... "it's not that impressive"!