Friday, December 22, 2006

And then there were two...


Edited to add:
These are Bea Ellis traditional hats. I got the kit in the dark gray and the orange, but planned to use gray for hat A and orange for hat B, with the snowflakes in the lovely Swedish baby mohair I received from Sigrid. The kits come in lots of colors. I made the gray one for me, and the orange one for my son (he has an orange down coat). pretty much followed the very well written pattern. it comes with the cotton for the inner band. the only mods- I made the cotton band a bit deeper in the orange, and overall, a bit shorter for my son. It all falls (ha, ha, ha, probably the only place where snowflakes will fall this year in NYC...) into place in the blocking!!! Like magic. Now that my dad wants one of my "knitted items," I may send him the gray one. Problems: "but, I want to wear my cool hat mommy!" (not the one I made but...)
Thanks everybody for your kind words. I manged to knit these because I did all my shopping on line and slept very little last week...!

16 comments:

knittingingrid said...

My, you are productive! All I've managed lately is a swatch and a scarf and some shopping!

Kelly said...

love those hats, definatley more than i'm been pumping out lately!

Anonymous said...

Must. Have. Orange. Hat.

Using an unexpected color put a great twist on a traditional pattern.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are beautiful hats! I love the colors and the patterns. And you knit them so quickly...oy.

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty hats! Will they be gifts for some lucky person or two?

Krawuggl said...

This hats are really lovely. And for the first time I fancy with the orange one,I usually dislike this colour, but here it looks so cheery and bright and "smiling". So if I be your son I would love to wear it, certainly.
Have a happy Christmas time!

Annie said...

Ooh, I like that orange hat! Very nice.

Garngamen said...

Wow, they look great! It is because you are in such good shape H. that you can stay up all evenings and knit. Very impressive result. You are a real Santa-mom! Orange is great. And that cotton band is very smart.

Cathy said...

Ooooh, love the orange as much as the gray. What's the internet for if not to make holiday shopping easier for knitters/crocheters? Enjoy your weekend!

aquaknits said...

Wow, I never would have thought to put orange and gray together, but it looks fantastic! Great work on both hats!

KnitNana said...

So cool! You're so talented...
Have a great holiday season!
(((hugs)))

Mary, Mary... said...

My guys have their 'cool' sweatshirts and then knitted sweaters--I think if I do a pirate one, they may actually wear it. LOL. get some rest!

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, these hats are so gorgeous, what an amazing - and quick - job you did! Fantastic!
Happy Holidays!

Hilde C. said...

The hats are beautiful! I hope you get some rest, and I wish you a happy holiday :-)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely - you clever thing. You knocked them up real fast, as well!

Happy Christmas to you, and a very happy and healthy 2007, blogfriend

Holly of HollYarns said...

Okay, so if you aren't my secret pal, this is going to sound like a weird question, but are these the two hats you "knot" (did you mean to say knit?) over winter break?

If not, this is Holly your ISE Pal and I am still loving the scarf and gloves--AND all the other gifts.