September 3, 2009

I'm a Knittin' Fool

I'm so excited for fall, aren't you? Not only does it bring cooler weather, pumpkins, changing leaves and Halloween, but it reinvigorates my knitting habit. I just can't stand having the beginnings of a wool scarf sweating all over my lap in July.

I just finished my first "fall" knitting project, a hat for SoJo.
I got to try out a pattern from Tot Toppers, a shop created by a crafty mom.
Kate is a knittin' fool like me, but much better. I mean, she designs her own knits and writes up easy-to-follow patterns for them too. I'm just a follow-the-leader sort of knitter. I can read patterns and sometimes modify them, but I don't see myself ever writing a pattern.

Kate also sells her knits, which range from hats for wee ones (hence Tot Toppers), diaper covers and pacifyer leashes. I knitted the Tweedy Cabled Hat for SoJo, which came out so adorably!
I love the cute little brim and the cabled details.I used Paton's Black Tweed wool yarn, about half a skein. I'll admit that I detest doing cables (for non-knitters, it means having to slip stitches onto another needle, continue knitting a few stitches on the regular needles, and then having to pick up those other stitches again); it's a lot of work! However this pattern wasn't cable-crazy, where you were constantly making them. Kate is also very helpful if you have a question. I emailed her once and she was so prompt and friendly with answering my question.
I finished the hat in a weekend and had no trouble with the instructions. I only hope SoJo keeps it on his head, as he's prone to pulling off his hats.

If you're looking for a cute hat for a special little one, or if you're a knitter and you want some new knitting materials for fall, check out Tot Toppers.

21 comments:

  1. Oh you did such a great job! I just love your yarn choice too! SoJo is adorable and I am honored to have him rocking one of my designs :)

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  2. So great and adorable. It looks WAY too hard for me though....I really wish I could knit or crochet. Maybe some day soon......I have all the supplies but failed at my first attempt! Good job!

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  3. Love it! Reminds me of a hat I bought in Leavenworth a few summers ago. :) I love that yarn you chose.

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  4. i'm obsessed with knitting now, so i'll definitely check out that web site--very cute hat!

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  5. That is so stinking cute! I love the brim and the subtle cable. SoJo looks like the cleanest street urchin, ever!

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  6. Very cute Kathleen! I love knitting in the summer.

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  7. I love it!

    You should have an Etsy shop :)

    I'm just stopping by to check out some of the Moxie girls. Your blog is beautiful.

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  8. Oh, how sweet. Mama sure knows how to keep baby warm and adorable! His little bangs look so cute :)

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  9. Great job!!
    FWIW, I think he would look so cute with it on backwards!!!

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  10. Your talents are endless! Adorable.

    When do you have time? You hiding some secret hour each day that you aren't sharing with me?

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  11. The hat turned out awesome. Good job. You make me a little less afraid of cabling. One day...

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  12. are you a member of ravelry? if not you should check it out...a virtual village for fiber folk like us. also, i don't know if you follow my blog, but i try to post good fiber stuff there.

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  13. OMG I absolutely love it! I love to make things too, and this is just darling...I should give it a try (I'm having a son in a couple of months)

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  14. You are the Jill of all trades! I love the hat! And he models it so well for you. You go baby!

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  15. Wow, you did an amazing job. That hat is adorable!

    I'm stopping by from Moxie Media..I'm trying to check out all the blogs!

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  16. So adorable. Nice work and I love the yarn you selected--it will go with everything.

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  17. I LOVE that hat! Why didn't I ever learn to knit, sew, weave, etc.....?

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