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Saturday, 20 April 2013


We may be heading towards warmer weather (I repeat may)but over in South Africa where our daughter and her family live, they are heading for their winter season. I know it rarely gets really cold in SA but where our family live, on the farm in the more rural area of Kwa Zulu Natal, it does get a little chilly at times. So knitted hats were requested and my daughter put this link on pinterest (such a clever site) for me to download and make for our grandsons and Angel.

I went through my yarn stash and chose lovely bright colours. The pattern is really easy to understand but I found that when I got to decreasing stitches to shape the top all went well until the number of stitches I had on the needle that was suggested (40cm long) were so stretched that I couldn't knit them. So at that point I cut the yarn and threaded it through the remaining stitches, pulled tight and secured. I also found when I wanted to make the smaller size that again the needle was too long to knit the stitches comfortably and so I made the larger size and finished it sooner than requested.

But all in all, with a bit of fiddling around I managed 3 different sized hats, one for Joe, one for Jesse and one for Angel who comes to stay regularly. Hopefully I will get a photo to show you when they arrive in SA.


Needled Mom said...

hose are so cute. I can't wait to see a picture of the children wearing them.

Peg said...

So lovely and warm looking! Would love to see pictures of the children with them on!

Flying Blind... said...

Really lovely xxx

Stephanie said...

Love the colors. That is super exciting that you may get to go to SA.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I really would love to see a picture with these hats on the little ones. So kind of you to make them hats.