Hats: My first love

I love hats and living in such a hot climate I’m searching for ways to bring them back into my knitting. I’ve really enjoyed making hats for my baby boy, but he’s growing and I don’t get to make as much of the super cute hats anymore, as he tells me he just doesn’t like them!! The nerve!! Ha!!! That’s my boy!

So here are two cuties I made recently. The patterns are Tricia Drake’s “Welcoming Home Baby”.

The “kitty hat” for a family friend’s little boy, the pointy corners gave me the name, and your baby will look like a kitten in this, trust me!

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The weave hat for my cousin’s baby girl:

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As long as my family and friends keep having babies and live in the snow most of the year, I’ll be able to satisfy my hat fetish. Yay!

Get cosy with Betty’s knits!

Betty Cole is keeping Newfoundland people warm in her beautiful and fun knits.

In Newfoundland we have 3 finger “Trigger Mitts” in traditional colors of brown and white and a fair isle pattern across the back of the hand and the front of the palm. Often they are made in non-traditional colors/patterns and are wildly popular and so functional. The three fingers stay together and warm while the tigger fingers are separate and free to do whatever you want…like pull a trigger? Haha!

I haven’t tried making 3 finger mitts yet, but I will definitely try it when I’m on the Island this summer. Betty has done a lovely job making these trigger mitts and the colors are vibrant and fun! And she sells them!!

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And of course with your trigger mitts you need a Tam ‘O Shanter – isn’t that what Benjamin Bunny called it? – in matching colors or mixed colors! I just love a good looking Tam, or Beret if you prefer.

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And if these don’t suit your fancy a beanie and regular mittens is always the perfect choice!

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That’s what I love about making things. The ideas and combinations, colors, styles, etc…are endless.

I certainly hope that Betty has great success selling her gorgeous knitwear, especially because they are fun and such excellent quality. I do my best to outfit my whole family, especially the little one, in homemade wool or cotton knits, they are natural fibers and just so gorgeous!

I’ve been distant lately, I know, but it’s due to daycare woes; my toddler just started and is sick every other week. So, obviously I’m shattered!! BUT, I’m working on the next chapter or posting of “My Watercolor Life”, so hang in there with me!