Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Miniature Pocket Hat

The Techknitting 8-trick Pocket Hat is quite a small project, quick and not at all difficult to do. But it's a fascinating technical tour-de-force; edgeless, jogless, endless, knobless, and devoid of icky dots. It's taught me a lot, and I quite want one for myself. As soon as I've finished my next two projects.

This, modelled by a grapefruit, is my miniature version. I made it in a hurry as a stop-gap because I haven't caught up with all these babies; a special present is in progress. To make a plausible new-born size, I worked in Cygnet Superwash DK on 4mm needles, cast on 52, and worked 8 rows of each colour except the last. It's very stretchy, and I think it should fit, at least for a few weeks, or, I hope, long enough to take a photo. And I'm blogging it because it and the baby should both have arrived by now. (Pattern links: ravelry library, techknitting pattern part 1).


Anonymous said...

Baby arrived on the 12th! We went out for a jaunt in another inferior hat this week and the neighbours laughed at how huge it was, so this one was much needed.

msHedgehog said...

Hooray!! I need a picture. :D

Anonymous said...

I've taken some pictures but he cried throughout (not related to the hat, just a stage) so he is very red of face. I'll try again soon now he has calmed down.


msHedgehog said...

Oooooohhh I always forget how tiny they are when they're born! It fits - it's even too long!