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Thursday, June 7, 2012

FO Friday :)

Happy Friday!

In the world of knitting, it's FO Friday and I actually have something to show for it! I'm kind of surprised, to be honest. It's been awhile since I had something to show on a Friday and I thought this was going to take a lot longer than it did.

Anyway, let's see pictures already!

Here I am in all my pre-blocking glory!

Pattern: Little Pumpkin by Susan B. Anderson (from Itty-Bitty Hats)
Time frame: started May 31, 2012; finished June 4, 2012
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK (orange), and some green and some brown that I bought...I don't know what they are off the top of my head but I have the bands (and almost entire skeins of yarn) somewhere amongst the packing in the bedroom.
Needles: US #6 (4mm) - 16" circular and DPNs
Size: 0-6 month...sort of... (see modifications)
Modifications: I have several modifications that I did with this pattern. First of all, I CO for the newborn size on US #7 needles and the hat would have fit me. Obviously my gauge was way off (which is strange - my gauge isn't usually that bad). So, I ripped it out and CO for the newborn size on US #6 needles. That time around, the hat was so small that it wouldn't have fit a Cabbage Patch. So, I improvised and CO for the 0-6 month size on US #6 needles and I'm pretty sure it'll fit when it's supposed to. I guess that's not really a modification. Oh well. I also did more of a proper ribbed band instead of the one written. I started out with five rows of [K3, P1] followed by five rows of [K7, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K7, P1]. Then I started following the pattern.

I know that hats generally don't take that long but I was surprised at how little time this seemed to take. I started it last week Thursday and was finished by Monday afternoon. That's a pretty good turnaround for me. Then again, it's a baby hat. It's small. There were periods of time, especially after I was working on the main part of the pattern, that I thought it was never going to end. It was good, mindless, TV knitting...but it got boring when I hit the 3" mark and still had another 2.5" to go before I could start the decreases.

Overall, it was a cute pattern and I really hope that the recipient actually wears it. It's headed off to Maryland for Sweet Girl's new baby sister, Husband's not-yet-born niece.

Anyway, that's all I have for you today :) For more FO Friday fun, visit Tami!


  1. Aww its so cute. I love little bitty pumpkin hats XD

  2. The hat is just adorable! It's going to look so cute on this fall. I bet the not yet born niece's family will love it.

  3. It's lovely, uplifting, funny. I'm sure the little girl and family will love it.

  4. I love it, it will be so adorable on your new neice!

  5. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  6. Very cute! Speaking of hats, I believe I promised one to Little Man....ummm...this summer....

    1. Yes ma'am, you did :) I'm not too terribly worried, though.