Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Hat for Little Man

Hi Knitters,
My nephew received a really cool hand-me-down jacket from my other nephew not too long ago. This jacket is perfect for him. It has a spider on the logo and many hidden pockets inside and on the sleeve. He is in heaven. He definitely needed a new hat to match.
I had some black Cascade 220 sitting around. I pulled the perfect matching orange and bright white from my Blue Sky Worsted Cotton stash for a couple small stripes. I whipped his hat up in a day.

On a sidenote, it is so funny but I had this idea for a pattern called, Man Hat, because I have been making so many simple hats for men lately. Then I was on the Ravelry main pattern page the other day and in the most popular projects is a hat called? You guessed it. Man Hat. I thought that was funny. Someone definitely beat me to it. That is a good hat if you are interested. I think it is ribbed. I need to get the pattern written up in proper form for my man hat and then come up with a different name. I have made four hats for big and little men so far this winter and I'm sure I'll do a few more. They are so fast and fun and appreciated.

Another sidenote, I am planning on whipping up a few more placemats this afternoon (fingers crossed once again) so I will take photos as I go. I am sorry for the delay on this tutorial as various knitting deadlines have gotten in the way. I've had a few requests.
He is a fun little guy. I lined the inside with a store-bought headband that I purchased at Jo-Ann's for a buck. I found a bunch of these in the bins by the check out aisle. I am going to use these again to line hats. This headband is gray and looks so smart. It is brutally cold around here and a little extra warmth is always welcome.
He loved his hat so much and I loved giving it to him. The excitement was high. He's a cute one with a lot of energy and personality! This little man provides loads of entertainment at our family gatherings. See that twinkle in his eye?

Have a super Wednesday everyone.
best, susie

15 comments:

Tiphanie Wong said...

I love that hat! Super cute for a little guy (or even a big guy). I need to do some man hats this Christmas. Thanks for the idea!

Kekumukula said...

What an awesome match. He's such a cutie and the hat looks great on him.

Amy said...

Love the idea of lining it with a headband!

Looks great, lucky nephew!amy.

Maryjonono said...

He is adorable! I love all your ideas and the best part is your generous spirit, always giving of yourself and your talents. I'm inspired to give more like you do! Thanks.

Miss Julep said...

Awww! He's a cutie and looks adorable in his new hat & jacket!

Lulu said...

adorable hat and child..I always love your hats..

YarnOnTheHouse said...

Great hat! And, what a fab idea of using the headband! Smart lady you are!

Leticia Burn Condon said...

awesome hat!

LittleMissEclectic said...

He looks so handsome, good job. I love the stripes, they always add just the right amount of personality to a man hat.

Jen said...

Uh oh. I know that twinkle! I see it in my son's eyes often...

Love the headband idea--thanks! Our winter has suddenly gotten bitter cold with a biting wind, and regular hats haven't been able to stand up to it (although my Spud & Chloe Outer hats are doing fine!). I'm going to have to borrow that idea!

Lucy said...

What about "Little Fellow Big Fellow" for a name? Just a thought.

janel said...

How cute..and what a fabulous idea to line the hat with a headband! Brilliant!

Darla said...

What a sweet Auntie you are! The matching hat is a perfect match too and just the right touch of masculinity for a handsome young man. The handband idea is a great idea also. Thanks for sharing. You are so inspiring. :) Thanks again.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love the headband idea, they come in all sizes too.
If you can't use Man hat maybe it could be Macho hat, or Hombre Hat??!!

Valerie said...

Can't wait for your patterns...I've got some man/boy hats to knit and I just love how you do your patterns - so easy to follow. Love your work, thank you so much for sharing with all of us!