Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hats! Glorious Hats!

Okay, so this post has nothing Papercraft related...but that's because I was exhausted yesterday and instead chose to lounge in bed reading.  Tonight, I'll be back in the scrap room.  However, I have been promising to show pictures of the hats I've been knitting, and I finally managed to get the pictures, so here it goes. 

If you haven't heard the story before, the little one has a funny sized head, too small for a children's hat and too big for a toddler size hat.  Not a big deal when the weather is balmy, but when the wind is whipping and it's -20, an ill fitting hat can really be a problem.  So, in an effort to solve the problem, I pulled out my knitting needles and some wool and went to work.  In two short evenings, I produced Hat #1
Not a bad hat, eh!?  Except that it isn't quite long enough and if she has a pony-tail in her hair, it creeps up around her ears and they get cold.  So, off to the internet I go in search of a hat with ear flaps.  4 not so short nights later, I presented her with Hat #2

Uh, oops?!  It's a little bit too big.  Haha!  So, back to the drawing board I go, but this time I got smart 'cause this too big for the little kid hat fits the big kid just fine!  I altered the pattern slightly, knit less rows and voila!  Hat #3

A happy kid, with warm ears.  Now, as Murphy's Law dictates, the weather has been near or above freezing during the days here for almost a week.  So, the hat isn't quite as necessary as it was 3 weeks ago when I started this adventure.  However, this is our home town and everyone knows Winter isn't over yet! 

My next knitting adventure will be much longer.  About 2 years ago I bought some really chunky wool and some big fat needles and knit a scarf.  To bad for me it's too itchy to actually be worn as a scarf (ever sweated in your snowsuit with a scarf scratching your neck?).  So, I've decided to make a few more scraves and then I'll sew them together and have myself a very warm throw!  Ingenious I tell you.

If you've made it this far, I hope you've enjoyed my little adventure as much as I have.  We now return to our regularly scheduled Papercrafting! :)


Blankiefinder said...

Aww, what cuties! Love their hats :)

Sparkle said...

These are adorable! I love the colors!

Elise said...

Your little ones are so adorably pretty! And your hats are lovely! Wish I had one of those to look cool in! :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sending me such sweetness!

BananaStamper said...

Great hats and great story! My birthday is in November....I love hats with ear flaps! LOL!
I'll see if I can sneak out later, not is a better day in any case.
Shanna :)

Monique said...

Giggle Giggle...what a great hat story!! The hats and the cuties in them are wonderful!! I have always wanted to knit but found 2 needles difficult for some reason so I crochet..Thanks for sharing :)

Crystal said...

Such a cute story and your daughters are so adorable! The hats are great too!

Danni said...

These are some fab hats!! Fun post!

alicaz said...

the hats are great! great idea with stitching the scarfs into a throw! ;)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Oh I love those hats! Just adorable and so are your girls!

Louise said...

Totally cute hats and the girls are gorgeous!

Shana said...

I love your hats and your patience! Anything I start to knit never leaves the knitting needles! As for sewing, my cards look great but fabric sits in boxes!