Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sugar-n-Cream Sweetheart Hat

Hi Knitters,
I was so inspired by the Sugar-n-Cream yarn that I bought a few balls for $1.99 a pop at Joann's. This is a pretty slick little deal for some decent cotton. The colors are sweet and fresh and I always like a good solid cotton yarn. Throughout the years I have had requests to design a Valentine's baby hat and I have done a few before. I started thinking of a new way to incorporate the sweetheart pattern into a sweet hat for a baby. This morning it came to me. 

Here it is! I'll be posting this pattern soon.
Sweetheart earflaps! The ties are optional, of course. I used 3 colors of Sugar-n-Cream. You could get 3 hats or a hat and a Sweetheart Washcloth or any other combo. There is plenty of yarn left after you knit either of these projects.
It's pretty darn cute with this simple cotton yarn. Sugar-n-Cream is a worsted weight cotton but any type of worsted weight yarn will work fine for this pattern.
I worked this on US size 7's both 16-inch circulars and dpns at 5 stitches per inch in stockinette. Anyhoo, let me know if you're interested and I'm going to get busy writing it up for you:) Check back soon.
I did one more Sweetheart Washcloth in a darker purple with a lavender trim. It's a fun color combo. I think I have everyone covered for gifts now. I need a few more soaps to match up with the washcloths. I can't wait to wrap them up for Valentine's Day.
I bought this pattern yesterday, it's a ravelry download. I think it is really wonderful looking. I wanted to try the yarn called for in the pattern, Paton's Classic Wool and that is the reason I ended up at Joann's in the first place. It's only $5.99 for a ball of 223 yards. You need one ball to make the neck warmer. That's a pretty good deal and would make a great gift as well. I'll keep you posted on the yarn and pattern as I go.

Happy Saturday, Knitters.
best, susie
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barb :0) said...

Oh my !!!! I love the hat :0) It is sooooo cute and I would love to buy the pattern !!! I bought the Sweetheart Dishcloth Pattern and l am having so much fun with it !!! Thank you for the great patterns !!!

Betz White said...

you're brilliant! Great evolution of a concept. :)

Margie said...

Hi Susan. What wonderful hearts you have created. I love the washcloths. hugs Margie.

Audrey said...

Just bought the Sweetheart Washcloth pattern, and am planning to use it to make baby gifts. Your new hat pattern is adorable, and I will definately be purchasing that too when you get it posted! Cheers!

Audrey said...

Have just purchased your Sweetheart Washcloth pattern (who could resist?), and plan to knit it up for little baby gifts. Your new hat pattern is just as adorable, and I will be buying that one too as soon as you have it on your site! Cheers!

yarntini said...

Yes, please!! I don't care that I have no time to knit... I WILL make that hat! Sooooo cute :).

Jeanie said...

<3 <3 <3 to you! I will definitely order it when you put it on line. I am making the Taiyo for a friend's birthday... I can hardly wait till I get to the dropped stitch row...and then I will be done! Keep warm.

Jeanie said...

<3 <3 <3 to you! I will be anxiously awaiting the pattern!
Who can resist hearts? <3 Jeanie

SYLVIE said...

that's is so cute! I'll have to make one for my soon to be born granddaughter!

ponyknit said...

Supercute washcloths and hat! I can't wait to see how the cowl turns out. I maybe be persuaded to buy it too!