Earlier last year when we landed in Canada, we lost another two hats in the play park nearby. One was mine and one was my son's.
I already felt as if we don't have enough hats and now during winters it certainly was the case. I felt like Dh's hat wasn't fitting him well and son didn't have the right hats with all his outfits. So I decided to dive into my stash and see if I had yarn to make some.
I discovered today that I was not keeping track of how many I made. Looking back starting 2nd January this year, I have completed 8 hats in different sizes to fit all of us. Some basic and some fun...
The one below was the first one, worked top down featuring a car motif worked using a combination of intarsia and fair isle techniques. I call it Vroom Vroom Hat (ver 1)
Next came this one... I wanted make my own version of the popular hats these days made of chevron stitch. This one is also worked from the top-down and fits perfectly on my son's little head.
Next I decided son needs a straight hat... So I made another version of the first one. (Vroom Vroom Hat ver 2) but this one was made bottom-up.
Now it was my turn. It's made using some leftover Cascade 220 from my stash and features a paper dolls motif. This is again made using a combination of fair isle and intarsia. Knit top-down.
Then came another one for son with the same yarns. The same yarn as the hat above and uses jobless joins technique and knit top-down.
Then a black basic one for son using bulky yarn to keep his ears extra warm in the snow. I think its made of some Lionbrand super bulky wool.
Next a beret for me with some stash yarn. Featuring a pom pom to use up every bit of the stash yarn and again knit top-down (Can you tell yet that I am a fan of top-down projects?)
By this time I realized there was no proper hat for DH. So even though he told me not to make hats for him, I figured I'll still make one so he can wear it while he buys what he likes from a store. ( he is pretty lazy when it comes to shopping... Even for himself.)
His first comment was don't you have a softer yarn... Well I was a bit irritated, but I know he prefers non-itchy yarn that I didn't have at hand. It is completely worked in ribbing from top to bottom and is completely reversible.
So, I thought of frogging the earlier double knit hat that he likes and make it longer so it can cover his ears. I chose crochet since it is much faster. This yarn is very soft and DH loves this hat as well.
I will be writing up patterns for some of the above hats soon and making them available on my Ravelry store. Stay tuned for more updates.