We needed to put off Knitting as a confab this week, due to a sick, radioactive cat (and his household staff wasn’t feeling so great either).

Knitting as a lone activity still happened, however! It happened for me, and I’m sure it must have happened for the other knitters in our group as well, because we mostly always knit.

I finished the 3rd and (for now) final Faux Earflap Hat. This one is the child’s size, using the same size needles (US 1) but a smaller-gauge yarn: DK or sport-weight. This one is done in Rowan Felted Tweed. Here are the 3 hats together, so that one may compare the sizes.

knitted Faux Earflap hats

From left: DK weight, worsted weight, worsted weight with bulky-weight brim

Thank you, Judith Durant and Dorothy T. Ratigan, for such an enjoyable lesson on gauge, from your book Knitting Know-how. I love doing the two-color checkerboard patterns and braid edgings. The ties on top are crochet chains with little tassels on the ends.

I thought I was done with Knitted Beanies & Slouchy Hats, since it seems to be getting warmer and warmer, and no one wants to wear a wool hat when it’s 80 degrees out, but I was wrong about that! DH begged the question, “When are you going to make me a hat?” And he knew the hat he wanted, as well: the Mulligan. Here it is on him:

knitted hat

Mulligan, front


knitted hat

side view

He thought it looked like an old-fashioned driving cap, so it inspired him to wind up his vintage Dick Tracy cop car and give it a go. The yarn is Patons Shetland Chunky, an acrylic-wool blend. The pattern is actually the same as the Fairway hat in a previous post here, with the addition of a knitted brim.

I just read the back cover of Diane Serviss’ Knitted Beanies and found that she is from nearby Tampa! Check out her etsy shop Pixiebell and Pixiebell Elfinwear photo stream on flickr.

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