Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Argen's Rainbow Hat

Argen's Rainbow Hat
Originally uploaded by wendymc
I don't often knit for my kids. I just can't bear to watch them outgrow items in less time than it took me to knit them! So instead I focus most of my knitting efforts on gifts. Gifts for babies, especially, since they are so small and fast.

But when Argen kept wearing a hat I had knit him, despite it being much too small, and requested I knit him a Rainbow Hat to replace it, I couldn't say no. He wanted it to cover his ears, so I finally had a reason to try out the Cameron's Cap (pdf) Pattern. I wanted it to be superwash wool to be warm but stand up to some washing and abuse, of course. I found that Mochi Plus had a great rainbow colourway, and BOY is it ever soft. It's a loosely spun single-ply that worked up great for a warm winter hat.

He loves it.


Anonymous said...

It looks great! I'm always attracted to those rainbow spectrum yarns, but never get to knit anything fun in them. One reason to acquire a child, I suppose. ;)

See you tonite?


Gratefulmom said...

That is cute and I love the colors!