I was privileged to get to try some of the new Blue Sky Alpacas yarns that are just being launched this month. There is an exciting new Blue Sky Multi Cotton line (will be available for purchase in January 2010) in the gorgeous and popular Blue Sky Cotton line. The colors are enticing and yummy, as always, be sure to check them out. Any of the tried and true Blue Sky Worsted Cotton would work perfectly for Slip, in any two contrasting colors. You need one skein each of two contrasting colors to make this hat.
Here is some information you might like to know about Slip:
Yarn: Blue Sky Multi Worsted Cotton (100% organic cotton; 67 grams/100 yards), 1 skein each in Gherkin #6802 and Punch #6800
Needles: US size 7 double pointed needles, set of 4, and sixteen-inch circular needles OR size to obtain gauge
Ruler or tape measure
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
I had The Collector try it on this morning before school to take a couple of quick photos. Then she begged me to wear it to school today. It is soft, warm, cuddly and comfy and plus it is just super cute. The colors pop and are bright and fun which is especially good at this dreary time of year in Madison. I can't say enough about this fun hat! You will love it.
This is a pretty poor photo of me (lol) taken by The Collector but I just want to show you how well the hat fits both of us. She is 10-years-old with a 21.5-inch head. I am 45-years-old (like you need to know that:) and my head measures 22-inches. Most kids have the same size heads as adults. The hat is so stretchy that it would comfortably fit a man's size head as well. Slip stretches enough to fit at least a 23-inch size head. In some manly colors or organic shades of cotton this hat would be the perfect man-hat!
I can't wait!
Elly, Chandler AZ