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Topic: Childrens Cotton Hat and mittens in cute hand dyed pink yarn - new pix!  (Read 1692 times)
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« on: October 08, 2007 11:25:27 AM »

This really is a last minute knitted gift for my niece's bday next week, very quickly knit adn I added some mittens to use up the leftovers

Well I really like this yarn, it is so soft, but of course cotton can really cramp your hands when knitting

I used some of my homemade DPNs since I haven't purchased many different sizes, this was the closest I had for the yarn, I did get gauge perfectly though

The flower is from Nicky Epstein Knitting Flowers

I decided to keep the same ribbon as before

and the mittens are from Ravelry http://www.geocities.com/blossomknitwear/superquickbabymitts
I knit them in the round and grafted the tops so there are no seams, unlike the pattern, this helped them keep their shape, I tried seaming first and they looked awful, I assume from the type of yarn

For Hat:
Pattern: Children's Cotton Hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Patagonia Nature Cotton, 214
Needles: Handmade size "8" DPNS
Size: Toddler
Notes: no modifications to actual pattern, gauge was exactly as for pattern

I made some mods for the mittens but I didnt write it down, just adjusted amount of stitches for the weight of the yarn
« Last Edit: November 02, 2007 07:33:36 PM by mahkev » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007 11:41:04 AM »

Great job!

I think it looks nicely finished as it is. I even like the ribbon color.

With the variegated yarn a contrasting flower might be too much, unless maybe its a solid flower matching whatever ribbon you choose to use.

If you don't think it would be too much, what about a pale green ribbon and a solid pink flower?

« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 12:17:11 PM »

i really like the ribbon and flower.

« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007 12:23:17 PM »

I like the ribbon, although green ribbon would look nice as well, as mischiefml had already mentioned.  I don't think that the ribbon would look as good on it if there was not a flower.  Unless it takes too long I would suggest knitting a solid color flower (maybe in a pale pink, or white?) and seeing which looks nicer, but I personally like the flower that is on there now.  It's a cute hat, and I'm sure your niece will love it.  I know I would have!

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 01:12:17 PM »

I love this hat! The ribbon and the flower make it great!
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007 01:18:11 PM »

Very cute hat, I bet your niece will love it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 02:06:19 PM »

I love it as is.  Great job!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007 07:34:16 PM »

I kept the hat as it was, no changes, thanks for the feedback, I have since added the mittens I made to match using the leftover scraps

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2007 04:24:08 PM »

The hat is adorable!

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