Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Beanies for Preemies

Beanies for Preemies
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk.
I finished 2 more hats over the weekend to send to Julie for her Beanies for Preemies collection. The first, the one on the left, has a garter stitch brim, complete with jogs where I changed stitches. (Does anyone know how to prevent jogs in garter stitch? Is it the same as preventing jogs for color changes?) Hat number 2 is seed stitch (and therefore 49 stitches instead of 48 like the others). Hat number 3 is a roll-brim (I bet you notice that already) and I made enough I-cord this time to tie it in a knot. This after the first I-cord wasn't, hence its longish and slightly stretched out shape.

All 3 were done with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, left over from the baby bolero (from DB Baby Cashmerino 2, the cover pattern) on size 5 DPNs (rosewood, by Lantern Moon - very nice).

Hat #3 was started by my BIL's mother, who wants to learn to knit socks. I was working on my toe-up socks and she exclaimed, "I want to knit socks!" and started asking how. She hadn't knitted in the round before, and I started to explain. Then I remembered I had this yarn in my bag, so I cast on for the hat and let her go. Another knitter returning to the fold!


knitseashore said...

What a nice thing to do! I'm sure the hats will be much appreciated.

Good for you for calling your MIL back to the knitter's fold!!

Brenda said...

Very nice hats! You are a good person for knitting them.

The lure of the handknitted sock is very strong.

JulieLoves2Knit said...

Kim - got the hats - they are so soft. I 've used the Debbie Bliss before and loved it. The babies will love it.
I'm going to draw a name early next week!!