Wednesday, 5 June 2013

sara's hat

Last time I made something for Sara was when she turned one. Of course, she's at school now and needs a woolly hat for winter.

The Vital Statistics
Pattern: Basic Hat Pattern by Ann Budd.
Size: 21" head circumference.
Yarn: Morris Estate 14ply in '1441 Spruce' (100 per cent wool); 2 skeins.
Needles: 6.5mm for the ribbing, 7mm for the rest.
Stash/recycle content: No.
Start to finish: 2 June to 4 June 2013.
Comments: Such a useful idea this book, yet the available gauges don't really add up to anything useful. At least, there's no 5.25 stitches per inch which gives a good basic dk-weight gauge of 22 stitches per 4 inches. And this yarn, destined to be knit at 14 stitches per 4 inches presented a similar dilemma. As I was worried that the size (21" head circumference for child to small woman's) might be a little roomy, I chose the instructions for knitting at a gauge of 3 stitches per 4 inches.

Verdict: Hope it keeps her warm!

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