Friday, November 28, 2008

The snow can fly now

I finished Fireman's hat and gave it to him on Thanksgiving. See how nicely he posed for the blog?

I'm thinking of finding a styrofoam head to model for the blog for me. Grace told me she found one for 3 dollars at a beauty supply store.......

The Hat: HJS Studio Double Hat pattern. Google that, please. I liked the idea of the pattern because I wanted to use warm Alpaca on the outside, (berroco) and soft merino on the inside (Zara). No itch. Lots a warmth.

Simple to make. I did use two yarns of slightly different gauge but it didn't seem to matter. You basically knit a hat, go back to the cast on edge and pick up the same number of stitches and knit the hat again. It looks like you are knitting for a Conehead in the process. Then you just tuck the one hat inside the other.

Thankful for all of you for coming to irisheyes. Thankful for all who blog as well. I enjoy reading your blogs so much.

I'll talk to you in the comments. :)


gaylen said...

Love the hat. There is one on Rav. that has you start at the crown and work to the crown. Works pretty nifty.

Great idea using 2 different yarns for comfort and warmth. g

Nell said...

That's very clever!

Wool Winder said...

Looks great! And, it will be extra warm being doubled up like that.

Karen said...

That's the coolest . . . and also the warmest . . . hat I've ever seen!!

Jennifer said...

What a brilliant idea. I love the hat and fireman looks adorable in that picture. Gotta love a man of mystery.

Ling said...

That hat looks sooo warm and cozy. I'd like one too!!

Agnes said...

I'm thinking of getting a fake foot ... you know, the kind to model socks! LOL!

Katherine said...

The hat turned out beautifully! I wish we had some cold weather so I could knit one. Hope you and your family enjoyed the best Thanksgiving ever, and Huck got some turkey!

Lupie said...

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Donna Boucher said...


My husband is camera shy too.

About the camera. There are so many variables.
It is hard to tell you what to do.
If there is a point and shoot that lets you change the aperture then that would be less expensive than a SLR.

I will look into it, okay.


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