No, I couldn’t wait, I went stash-diving and came up with some Misti Baby Alpaca Royal from a Webs sale and my first hat is into the second skein now.
I’ve been reminded that Talking Heads as the name of a group has been claimed already.
How about… Per caps we could say…
Making Headlines. (Except I really don’t want to.Â So not my style. Not to typecaps myself as a new grandmother, but I just want to quietly knit away over here.)
Creating a vast left- and right-win caps-here-I-see.
A mesh lace and twists pattern could become The New Cables Net-work.
Hat-y days are hair again!
Cap, Hat-R-Us for the Outer Banks knitters. Over here, if Dianne Feinstein, my senator who lives in San Francisco, has a spinnable dog (or wouldn’t mind my using a skein already at hand from my wheel), one could theoretically make her a cabled Fisherman’s Woof.
I know, there are grad(u)ations of cap and groan in that list, but what else can we come up with for the newscapsters.
By the way, for those who don’t yet do dpns or two-circ knitting, you can still make a hat. The easiest way would be to knit a strip about as wide as you’d want the brim to be; remember that it will stretch a little lengthwise once on. It can be plain stockinette, ribbed, cabled, mosaic, anything you want to try out.Â Again, head sizes are listed here.
Then you’ve got your measurement as to how wide to make it and that’s all the swatching you have to do. Cast off the strip, don’t break the yarn, and pick up 2/3 of the stitches down the long side. Knit it back and forth to the length desired (checking Bev’s chart again) including decreasing stitches spaced out across the top, maybe alternating plain rows with decreasing rows. Or not. You can pick up the stitches along both sides and do a three-needle bindoff if you don’t like sewing.
Let’s get these delivered by the end of February, sooner being better; warm up their heads inside and out while it’s cold!
Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern I’m knitting.
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