Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Easy Aran hat...
I had a lot of Aran wool left over after finishing my daughter's jumper last month. I also have an almost full box of knitted hats and scarves waiting to go off to a charity. The frugal part of my brain won't allow me to post the box until it's full. But the other part of my brain wants to see these items being put to good use.
I think 2 or 3 of these Aran hats will fill the box nicely. Here's the first one. It's a lovely simple pattern in 5 sizes from newborn to youth. My charity box already has baby hats in it, so this time I'm concentrating on the larger sizes. The hat in the photo is the youth size. I've completed the ribbed brim and have just started on the stocking stitch part of the hat.
I have a busy week ahead of me. But I would be a happy bunny if I could have these hats finished and posted off by this time next week.
I have knitted from this pattern several times in the past and it is really well-written with no mistakes. Here is a link: http://www.petitepurls.com/basics/b_winterhat.html