Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Orange ya glad??

It is amazing to me with my major dislike of the color orange, that I am STILL knitting with orange! But I ran across the Kürbis pattern and could not resist, it is too cute to not knit.

Pattern: Kürbis Baby Hat
Size: fit a head of about 39 cm circumference
Materials: Cascade Cash Vero and Knit Picks Telemark
Amount: 0.75 skeins = 73.5 yards of Cash Vero in Rust (Orange) and
0.05 skeins = 5.2 yards of Telemark Cilantro Heather (Green)
Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm
Start Date: October 22, 2008
Finish Date: October 27, 2008
Quantity: 2 Hats
This is a very easy and quick pattern to knit. The directions are clear and easy to follow which is important. I chose Cash Vero for a couple of reasons, one, it had a great pumpkin color and two, it is sooooo soft. The blend of merino, microfiber and cashmere makes it nice to wear next to your skin.

The top of the hat is knit with Knit Picks Telemark which is a sport weight so I held the yarn double to get the proper thickness. The recipients of the hats? Co-workers. No one in my immediate family have babies or toddlers, so one co-workers baby, Allicyn got the first one, she is 8 months old.

And the second hat went to my boss' niece, Genevieve, she is 2 years old.

She wants to be like her Aunt Patty, typing on the key board and making important phone calls!

I think the girls are way cute with the pumpkin hats no? Ok, I promise, this is the last orange I am going to knit with for a very long long time!