So I actually started another project before this one, but it isn't completed yet...since I was waiting for some double pointed needles to arrive in the mail. So you'll get to see two ribbed hats in the next couple of days.
Since August's first hat was a bit large, I decided I'd make him a hat just like Simon's only I let him choose his own colors. So he pretty much chose the same colors - just a darker blue than Simon. We used the same wool - because it is pretty near perfect. And we actually got some for a friend for her birthday because it is just so great to work with and soft and yummy.
So here we are in the very beginning phase. I used the same size needles - size 8 circular needles. And of course switched to double pointed needles at the end (also size 8). I knitted two colors together (as one) again, just like I did with Simon's hat. I just love the way Simon's hat turned out, I know it is warm and cozy and covers his little ears and I wanted the same for Gussy. So - why mess with success right? The wool I used was Shepherd's Wool Yarn made in Michigan. The colors Mr. August chose were Christmas Red (just like his big brother) and Cobalt Blue. Same pattern - knit 2, purl 2 all the way around. I cast on 80 stitches and the decreasing at the top was done the same way - I think? I knit 2 purled 2 until I had about 7 inches worth of hat then I decided to start decreasing. I decreased by purling my 2 purls together first and from then on just knit 2 together. I may have decreased more rapidly than I did with the first hat but it still turned out nice and tight at the top. I was debating putting a pom pom on top - but then maybe he wouldn't love his hat until the end of time.
He told me "Kank you so much for my hat Mama" this morning at the breakfast table. Such a sweet little peach. I could eat him right up. He's been snuggling with it all day long.
Here is my sweet little peach's hat from behind. So you can sort of see the decreasing.
And just a couple more shots because I figured you couldn't get enough of what a cutie cakes he is!
And finally I wanted to give you a taste of where my stash is at these days. Purl Soho had a sale so I got myself some new yarn, fun!