Friday, September 11, 2009

owl tuque


I think I may need a slight break from all the toys lately. That would explain why I suddenly got all excited about writing up the Owl Tuque* pattern, although it might also be because the old one doesn't fit Lev any more (darn babies growing all the time). I picked up some more of the same yarn in a lovely autumn orange, but I might be looking for something else in soft wool, just to see the difference. I wrote it all out last night, but I decided to make a couple changes from the original to make it a little simpler to follow, and to make it possible to add 2 more sizes. The only difficulty I'm having is deciding between a rolled brim, which is nice to roll down over baby ears, or a seed-stitch brim to match the rest of the hat. I'm going with the rolled brim for now, but I welcome any input!

Another bonus of the yarn I chose (besides being super soft and organic) is that it's chunky, so the hat knits up super fast!

*for non-Canadians, a tuque is a warm winter hat.

15 comments:

AlpacaFarmgirl said...

I LOVE this! What an adorable hat and baby. If it's not too difficult, maybe I could make this with some alpaca yarn. Hmmm. Can't wait to see the pattern. I love it just like it is shown.

Jackie said...

He looks so cute... I love it.
Can't wait for the pattern...

Kate said...

Adorable (baby and hat)! Love the owls.

Terry said...

Seriously - Hat looks perfect as is. Holding my breath for the pattern :)

Barbara Prime said...

I figured out an easy way to write in 3 different brims, so you get to choose! I'm half-way through the first size, so hopefully the final pattern will be done soon :)

gaffergirls.com said...

FANTASTIC BLOG...
mona & the girl..

congrats on the twins... how fun.. for all our you..

Margaret said...

I have never wanted to knit something as bad as this adorable hat. I LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

Anything for another look at Lev...he's soo cute.

Hat is also cute. Well done!

FS

Jimberlys said...

I really love this hat. Can't wait for the pattern!

Beverley said...

Hi Barbara - my word - Lev looks so much like you!

La MaƱosa said...

That is the most adorable photo ever! Cute babies in knit hats are the best! :)

Mare said...

OH! The hat and your baby are beautiful!

Emily said...

I am SO ready for the bigger sizes!

Ina said...

What an adorable baby and hat!

Annie said...

so cute!