Friday, December 07, 2007

Quick Fun on Friday

I'm having a delightful Friday evening. I just finished up a quick little knit while watching my favourite Christmas special ever: Frosty the Snowman!

This show is as old as I am. I have fond memories watching it as a child, and it still makes me giggle and smile to watch it now.

Here's the little hat I finished:

Pattern: Beaufort Hat
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: 4mm Addi Turbos

On Wednesday night I cut my finger pretty deep. Bad enough that I thought I was going to need stitches. I cut the index finger of my left hand with a knife slash when chopping some lettuce for Dexter's dinner. I'd just come back from walking him and I was in a hurry to sit down and knit. Haste makes waste, as the saying goes.

Needless to say, there was no knitting on Wednesday night. Thursday I went to work and found I could type and use my finger just fine. So I figured, if I can type, dang it, I can knit! Last night, I tried picking up my mittens again, but I found the two color needle work to be too hard. I needed a simple quick project that wouldn't task my finger. So I cast on the Beaufort Hat.

There was something about this pattern, that I just wanted to make it from when I first saw it. And it didn't disappoint. Quick, fun, and really pretty. I knew it would come out small, but there's a ton of stretch in it. Here it is on my son's head:

I was thinking of giving it to one of the teachers. Do you think it's too small? She has straight, black hair and I think it would look really pretty on her. Shouldn't a lace hat fit tight so that the lace is exposed?

Oh, and my finger is just fine. It feels a bit numb, but it's not swollen, or gaping and everything looks just as it should. Considering. Please excuse me if that was too much information. I was really worried for a while there, and I'm delighted that everything is turning out okay.


  1. katie k11:04 pm

    What a great hat. I'm glad your finger is ok.

    Measure your son's head just above his eyebrows. A standard woman's head size is 22". That should give you some idea if it will fit his teacher's head.

  2. I love that hat, and I agree that lace should be a little snug to show it off.

    I use 9" wide, laid flat and unstretched, for Ladies Medium and juvenile, 10" for Ladies Larger and 11" for Mens as a rule of thumb.

  3. Yikes! I cut my finger once, and I couldn't do anything useful for weeks. Glad yours didn't need stitches after all. And I love the lace hat. I think if it's a tad tight-fitting, that shows the pattern, so it's okay. Nice knitting!

  4. I love this hat. Wish I had more time ... but gifts have to be done by tomorrow night. M-m-m-m, looks like I'll start NEXT year's gift soon after this one ends. This year was mostly scarves and I think hats would be perfect for next year.