Thursday, December 3, 2009

Addie's Rainbow Beret

Remember the Rainbow Batt I made a video of me dizzing off the batt from my Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder? That batt spun up sweet. I spun it worsted using a long draw on my Fricke spinning wheel, and came up with this fingering wt, 16 WPI navajo plied yarn. 120 yards. I was able to make long color changes, and the whole time I was spinning, I could just see this yarn as a Beret for baby Addie.
I found the pattern from One Skein Wonders by Judith Durant. I had to modify the pattern to make it toddler sized. I used size 5 circs, and cast on 12 stitches between markers instead of 14. I also knit 8 rows after the increase instead of 12, and knit between the decrease rows for 4 rows before I started decreasing on every row.




Now doesn't Addie look cute in her Rainbow Beret! It came out just like I wanted it too and I'm a happy Nana. Aiden on the other hand is not happy. He thinks this should be his hat and keeps trying to take it. I guess my next project will be a hat for him. I have some more spinning to do!

6 comments:

Heidi said...

Lucky Addie--now THAT is a hat created with love!

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Thanks Heidi!!
I really loved how this knit up! It came out just like I envisioned and I just love it when it comes together!

julieQ said...

Yes, she does look so cute!! Wonderful hat and yarn, Mary, I love it.

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Thanks JulieQ! I need to make her a matching scarf too!

Beth (mamabeth on Ravelry) said...

Your grandkids are super cute Mary!! Averie is over a month old now......got any new pics?

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Thanks Beth! Yeah, I need to post some new Averie Pics. We'll be taking Christmas pics tomorrow!