Saturday, September 16, 2006
Okay, I know that I said that I was going to send the failed Children's Cotton Hat (intended for Ruby but waaay too small) to my cousin's newborn. But I just couldn't bring myself to part with the Suss cotton that had been sent from Vancouver by my OS Secret Pal. So, I reassessed the situation, decided I had enough yarn to go up to the "child" size hat, ripped out the old one and knitted away. I knit 'er up really fast, since it's really cold here and I can't seem to find much of our winter gear in our state of still-unpacking. I doubt that any of Ruby's stuff would fit her anyway, what with her seemingly giant head and all. Since this is now a full-fledged FO, here are the specs:
Children's Cotton Hat from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Suss Cotton
Needle: US 8 DPNs
Mods: Well, I obviously substituted the yarn and I also went up a needle size. I also knit the body of the had a half inch longer than the largest size suggested. I still haven't officially measured for gauge, but others have told me that even with the suggested Mission Falls yarn, these hats have come up small. I knit for the biggest size (child), even though at 19 1/2 months, Ruby is barely even considered a toddler in some circles. As it is, I didn't even include the lace-through i-cord because any cinching would have made the hat too snug. So, the eyelets are purely decorative and Miss Ruby has already received many compliments on her very soft and very sweet little cotton hat.