18 May 2006

sneaking back to show off

three's hat

I’m not back properly.
But I had to show off Son #3’s hat, now finished.

It’s all his own work except for the casting on, the final half dozen rows which had to be done on dpns, and the casting off. It is vaguely tulip shaped, due to the fact that when a seven year old knits, he tends to add a stitch here and there for added visual interest. I did teach him how to decrease though, to try and counter balance the widening effect.

He is oh so proud. He wears the hat all day long and at night too. Yes, even in bed.

hat back

Here’s the back, taken as he eyes off the coffee and hazelnut cake on the kitchen bench.

22 comments:

Jerry & Maxy said...

I am so excited you're back! That sure is a hat to be proud of! Just precious, that Son of yours.

Surfing Free said...

Your boys' future girlfriends will LOVE that they can knit. I love it too. What a great job he did :)

Lazy cow said...

Such a cute hat. Maybe he can knit me one.

Christabel said...

It's like a Dr.Seuss hat.
Absolutely beautiful.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Ok, now I need to know how you taught your boys to knit. Because the Pea Princess and I? We're all about the good intentions and *wanting* to be together and sharing and stuff, but the reality is frustration(her, impatience(me),and storming off (a bit of both)

Daisy said...

I love it!

My 5-yr old and I were talking the other night, and she was telling me how sometimes she remembers this one time when she felt very sad, and what she was wearing, and where she was sitting, and what she was looking at. I asked her if she also remembered happy moments, and she said, yes, I think about knitting.

p.s. I check here every day, but no pressure, I know you need your break. Just want you to know you're missed.

daysgoby said...

What a darling!

And, you know, the hat, too....

:)

blackbird said...

It is the most beautiful wonderful hat in the world.

MsCellania said...

What a perfectly wonderful delightful hat! It's a Quirky Knit! I truly thought you had knitted it. Never dreamed a child could make such a great cap.

Please tell him "WELL DONE!" for me. I can only knit long rectangles.

sueeeus said...

Fabulous hat! Great colors. Well done, and what a gorgeous boy.

Jane said...

How clever to knit a hat which matches the cake shape & lines at his age! Hope you are having a productive time.

--erica said...

Perfection! My #2 wants to learn to knit. I'm not sure I have the patience for it!

capello said...

He did an amazing job!

BabelBabe said...

it's amazing and I love it.
your son is ADORABLE.

jorth said...

I think it looks rather swish! Hope your break is going well.

katie said...

clever clever boy!! a really good reason to sneak back to show us all - I have a seven year old friend who wants me to teach her to knit - maybe now it the time? good luck with your work

String Bean said...

That's such a cool hat!
D'you think he'll write the pattern out for us? ;)

herhimnbryn said...

Clever, clever boy! He could have his own market stall!

lisette said...

great hat! love the colours. and thanks for sneaking back - make sure you do it often - it gets forlorn coming back to au revoir in the faint hope that you've returned :)

Joke said...

Well, even if you're not back, this a pretty good way for you to be away.

Stylin' lid!

-J.

Siri said...

Fantastic hat! What a talented guy.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I would be proud too! What a compliment to you his efforts are!
Welcome back, even if a peek a boo entrance!