I just love the bright colours of this Rainbow Stripes hat. It’s a pattern from Susan B. Anderson Itty Bitty Hat Book. I’ve made this particular pattern twice and I’ve made her Upside Down Daisy hat at least 4 times.
For both hats, I used nylon fibre yarn. I have no idea who the maker is because I
lost misplaced the yarn labels. I just know that they are all machine washable. I made sure of that, because I know little kids get dirty at the drop of a hat …. groan. (couldn’t resist)
The last time I knit that hat was about 2 years ago. In that time I forgot the mistakes I made and so guess what? Yep. I made the same mistakes again. My problem is the measuring. You’re supposed to make each strip 7 inches connecting on the right side to the previous strip and then knit another 2 inches for the ribbon topping. I take the short cut and rather than measuring each strip, I just hold it against the previous and eye-ball it. By the time you get half way around the hat, your strips are an inch too short and by the time you get back to the starter strip you’re out 2 inches. So. Let my mistake be a lesson to you all. Measure, measure, measure. I promise I will do the same.
Just wanted to post a quick shot of my beautiful dog – Grisholm. He’s a Bernese Mountain Dog and one of the best breeds you could ask for. Our boy is so gentle and quiet and he sticks close to my side. This shot was taken a couple of days ago while I was out shooting stuff around the yard. We were still getting snow and he decided that he had enough I guess. The only way to get my attention was to get in the shot. 🙂
Have a great evening.