So, can you guess what we have in the line up for today’s FO Friday? If you guessed hats, you would be correct!!! This week it’s a duo of hats for some sisters. Big C will be meeting her new baby sister Little E any day now. She’s due to arrive on Valentine’s, but who knows if she might appear today.
I have had Ava’s Beret saved in my library for years, just never remembered to make it. But happily I finally jogged the brain cells and it was the perfect pattern. Only, not as written.
I purchased a skein of Regia Sock Yarn to be the highlight and got a skein of Mad Tosh Light for the lowlight. And cast on per the pattern. And hated it. I messed up the color sequence and the fabric was too floppy. It grew from a child’s size to an adult’s size. It found a home with a knitting friend.
Still a lovely hat, but not what I needed. So, I kept the needle sizes, but doubled the yarn. And cast on for the smaller hat by keeping the same cast on numbers. This time I followed the color sequence and success!!!
This was actually knit in one day, it goes so much quicker when you double the yarn! And then I cast on Big C’s hat and it wasn’t so quick. I just had less time to knit and when I did I made mistakes that had to be ripped back. With the knit 1 below technique ripping back is a pain. But eventually I got the thing done.
After I saw how little I had left of the two skeins, I decided to make pom poms for the tops. I measured and figured how much I could use for a small and a medium sized pom and they turned out just a tad thinish, but they’ll do. I love how the 1 strand of the variegated looks among the 3 strands of solid in the poms.
OK, I promise the next FO will NOT be a hat! LOL. I have more hats planned for little ones, but I am determined to finish French Cancan before all else. I actually picked it back up last night and put some more rows on it. So close to starting the bottom edging!!!