Thursday, June 28, 2007

Little pumpkins

Late last October, I ran across my copy of Ann Norling's classic fruit cap pattern. By just purling every eighth stitch, it was easy to adapt into a ridged pumpkin hat that really did turn out to be as cute as could be.

Unfortunately I started the project so close to Halloween that there was only time to churn out one, so it went to the youngest member of the family, my great-niece Abbey. This year, I decided to start a bit earlier. And last week's trip to Florida provided plenty of time to get started.

I used Dreambaby DK yarn and size 4 DPNs for these cute little caps. I'm not worrying too much about gauge at this point - they're pretty stretchy. I have enough yarn to churn out quite a few more, so I'll make some larger, some smaller -- once the family wee ones are taken care of, I'll have some to take to the hospital. Can't you imagine taking home a newborn in late October, all decked out in a little pumpkin hat?

8 comments:

daniel said...

Wow! Those really are as cute as can be! Now you've given me ideas for all the little squashes in my life... thanks for sharing!

Wool Winder said...

Pumpkin hats are always a favorite of mine. I love the ones you made!

Karen said...

In addition to these being adorable, the stretchiness of the hand-knit item allows it to fit snug and keep little earns warm in October and November. My granddaughter wore the one Anne made until Thanksgiving.... and received a lot of ohh's and awhh's from people!

Cheryl said...

Those hats are absolutely darling! What a blessing to parents in the fall!

tiennieknits said...

Those are so cute and will be great presents!

Marjojo said...

Your pumpkin-hats made me laugh. Like the way you refashion things, make a new thing out of something old, really crafty, bet nothing gets thrown away by you just in case...

ruth said...

They are just gorgeous!

camobel said...

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