Tuesday, February 12, 2008

i guess they can't all be winners

Lucky 7 is not so lucky in my hands. Not surprising: I'm generally not lucky when it comes to games, lotteries, or contests.

This hat was intended for an adult. My sister, Kerstin, has a friend who had asked for a non-itchy hand-knit hat. Looking in my stash, I thought that the skein of Araucania Nature Wool Leslie had sent me this fall would be great. After perusing Ravelry, I even saw that others had knit hats from this yarn, so I cast on.

I tried it on my own head during the knitting process and suspected early on that it might be too tight. I went ahead and continued on anyway.


It fits Gavin, who is two.


I have no humility and will say, really, he's adorable. And proves I'm lucky in the ways that truly matter.

11 comments:

Beatriz said...

thanks for sharing the pattern link...I think I will try 96-100 sts instead of the 84 in the pattern because I know I'll have the same problem...big head that I have.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh no. At least it fits him perfectly and looks absolutely adorable on him!!!

Hilary said...

I hear ya. I made a hat for my best friend for Christmas this year. It seemed a little small to me, but I thought it was just my own large head. Nope! After Christmas, my friend reported: "Thanks for the hat, Hil. It doesn't exactly fit me...but it fits Tad perfectly!" Tad was four months old at the time.

And by the way, your Gavin is the cutest child ever!!!

peaknits said...

The hat is sweet in spite of it fitting the wrong person:) But he's so cute - if this is wrong, who wants to be right?:)

a friend to knit with said...

oh.........you are lucky, and so is gavin!
that looks adorable on him!!!!
what a great hat.

Anonymous said...

Wait, we're sisters?!? ;)

Kerstin aka Knitswreck

Katie said...

he is adorable, and you are lucky, and so very talented!

Kate said...

Look at his adorable face! Such a sweetie! The hat(beret)I knit for my daughter for christmas was WAAAAY too big.

Denise said...

Well lucky Gavin I say ;-) he looks adorable in it.

Denise said...

Yes, that is an Ikea couch :-) I added more pics today.

Sarah said...

What a doll he is in that hat! Adorable.