Saturday, February 02, 2008

Happy Groundhog Day!

Much as I like my recent flap hats, I've got to admit that when the temperature dips into the single digits (that's single digits Fahrenheit), there's nothing like a snug watch cap to keep your ears warm. I know this because it's been mighty cold for the last week.

Gale made a couple of beauties a while back that I can't get out of my mind. I totally copied her idea, and for the very same reasons. (Those Noro scarves! I can't make myself knit one, but they're SO very lovely.) Anyway, Thanks for the inspiration, Gale!

I started playing around with some leftover Silk Garden and miscellaneous black stash yarn, but I just wasn't sure. I feared the darkest colors in the Noro would get lost in the black. Next I grabbed some heather grey Cascade 220. Bingo! I love the way it makes the Silk Garden POP.

Nick's Newest Hat
Pattern: Basic 2x2 ribbed watch cap, a la Gale.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden and Cascade 220. Less than a skein of each.
Needles: US size 6 circulars (I used two) and dpns for the last few rounds.
Size: I cast on 108 stitches for Nick's very large head.

Nick's hat at work.


sue said...

I love the hat, the yarn knits up so beautifully.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

I think I like yours better, that gray works SO well.

Mary said...

Nice hat!

Is it groundhog's day already?

Guess we'll be in for more winter this year.

Stay warm up there!

Dave said...

Wow, great hat!!

Holly Jo said...

What a great idea! I love those Noro scarves too, but ugh to knit one. This hat is perfect.

Do you guys really have that much snow? It sure looks pretty.