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!!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Pretty in pink hats...

This time last week I was on the last round of a very big crochet project that I have been working on.  It has gone surprisingly quick because I have worked on it exclusively.  Then I needed a bit of a break from it.  So I knitted these two hats.  

The bigger one is toddler size and follows the Simple Lines Baby Hat pattern by Heather Tucker.  The smaller one is for a six months old baby and is a slight variation on the Basic Baby Hat pattern also by Heather Tucker.  I just added a row of eyelet holes above the ribbing because I felt like it!  I managed to use just 27g of yarn on the smaller hat and about 44g on the larger one.

I love the pink and the variegated yarns in these hats.  Little girls seem to love pink even when their mothers try to steer them towards other colours.

If I had stuck with my larger project, it would be finished by now. But the weather here is very warm at the moment, so it still doesn't appeal to me.  I feel one more hat in my system before the temperature cools down a little next week.  Watch this space...


  1. Those are lovely pink hats... I'm not much of a knitter but I do try...:)

  2. I love those pretty hats you made! Hope you have a nice weekend.

  3. Lovely hats Una it's always a pleasure to work with pink, I've made 4 boys hats this week I think a pink one is in order now. Have a great weekend. :) xx

  4. Lovely hats.I have just started on a blanket for charity.Not sure which charity.Have you any suggestions?

    1. I make lap blankets for SIBOL and bigger blankets for Operation Orphan. The links are at the top of my homepage. I love making blankets.

  5. Such cute little hats! It is good to take a break and work on other projects when we are working on a big project. It will be exciting to see the crocheting project finished!

  6. There are very pretty Una, good job.

  7. Hi Una, just popping in to say hi and that those are the cutest hats! Jo x


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