10 October 2014

Knitting - FO Friday - Stars collide

For the last few weeks I have been working on a selection of hats for my family.  Each year we go to Southwold together and it has become a bit of a tradition for them to all have matching hats.  As we have now added Jess to the mix we needed a new look, plus Laurie had grown out of his last hat.  To make things easier, you wouldn't believe the struggle to make sure everyone had their right hat on, I decided we would have the same but slightly different.  To that end this is what they are getting this year.

Pattern was a basic beanie, using a star motif and knitted in King Cole Big Value DK for the main and oddments from stash for the colour.  The childrens hats had a 2 x 1 rib and the adults 3 x 2 rib.  Jess got a pair of mitts to go with her's.







BTW if you are wondering where mine is I don't "do" hats.

Now these are finally out of the way I have cast on the following project using some of the yarn that Joan gave me.  Even with just the first row knitted I can tell this yarn is going to be so soft.  I was pleased to find it was knot free. As whilst looking on Ravelry to see what others had knitted with it, I was surprised to see how many people complained about knots.  I must have got lucky.

Short row shawl 
With a relatively free weekend I am hoping to make inroads into this project. So happy weekend to you all


  1. What a great idea for your family and a lovely place to visit.
    I'm making foxes hats for my family for christmas, well I hope too!!!

  2. Can't wait to see a family photo with the hats. What a fun tradition.

  3. Like Purl, I'm eager to see a photo of everyone in their hats.

  4. Love the hats and the new project! :)

  5. Another year of matching hats! They are super cute as always! I love the yarn you've picked for this most recent WIP. It is a calming, elegant color.

  6. Those hats are great - have a lovely time :) Sorry I've been away, I had a sad summer x


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