While I was looking for stranded charts to do some boot cuffs, I came across this darling design for a sweater. I knew it would take no effort to work the chart into a hat for a small person by using Sport/Lt Worsted yarns. So I went looking for color appropriate stash. I came up with the brown and cream from this sweater. The Fuchsia yarn was leftover from this backpack. The beige of the dark hat is worsted from Ella Rae.
I started the dark hat first and tried to aim for a toddler size. I was able to try the mostly finished hat on the recipient to see if it was big enough. It was perfect. Knowing his sister is a few years older I cast on a bit more for her version.
The noses were the cutest part of the project. Even though I hate making bobbles. But these went quick and added so much to the hats. Plus, they weren’t pom poms, as I had at first feared. The pom poms were made by using all three yarns and wrapping them around cardboard. Yeah, I am buying pom pom makers ASAP!
These were the last FOs for the year, and some of the funnest! So much fun I made three more! This time using worsted Ella Rae Classic Superwash, gosh this stuff is luscious!
Oy, I see a glut of Poor Rudolphs in the coming weeks. I need to use up more of the 1095 yards of Ella Rae Classic Superwash I bought to make these hats!!! And if you want to join in the fun, have at it. Just please do not sell this pattern, as I do not own the rights to the original chart. I just offer it to you for your own use. Poor Rudolph Please note I have not had the pattern test knit or proof read. If you have any questions or corrections, just leave me a note.