Monday, February 4, 2008

Second FO of 2008 !!!

A couple of days ago while knitting and watching 'Jackie Brown', my daughter laid a skein of Bernat Camouflage in my lap and said "I need a hat but I don't want it to look too hatty please" !!!

I considered whipping up a Clamorimetry for her. With whip being the operative word though, I decided instead on the DROPS Headband 86-10.


This headband is as simple as knitting up a scarf. I am pleased with the way it came out and daughter is happy too, especially since she machine washes and dries many of her things.

Some time this year she and I will be sitting down so I can teach her how to knit. This is a perfect project for introduction of increasing and decreasing.

Bernat Camouflage is a 100% acrylic. This is not a yarn that I would buy and knit up for myself. Since this headband knits up so quickly, I didn't suffer too much.I have enough yarn left over to couple with another yarn to make a scarf for my son up in Michigan.
I look forward to knitting this up with something wool and chunky.

14 comments:

Gale said...

Very nice indeed Carolyn. She must be very, very pleased to have a not-so-hatty thing to warm her ears.

Wish my knitting was going as well...

Camille said...

I looked at the directions for this pattern and it really is easy! It looks great on your daughter.

Deborah said...

me tinks i gonna give dat one a try.

Beate said...

I did that drops thing, long back..too. actually I used it this morning.
Mine is in Noro.do you find Garnstudios things ok? I like alot of the free patterns.
your d. looks nice in hers.i prefer more wool too,( is that yarn-snobby´ism you think? If it is them I am one

La Cabeza Grande said...

What a terrific project! Don't you love things that knit up quickly and provide such satisfaction to the recipient??

vtwopoint5 said...

This looks like the perfect thing to make for myself for hiking in the cold.

Lisa said...

Very very nice! Your daughter looks really happy with it too!

Kat said...

Carolyn

This might be something I could make for my niece. She would like the not-so-hatty aspect.

Thanks for visiting my blog and putting me on your roll.

Mags said...

Hey~
Loved your hatty headband to keep your daughter's ears warm!(Great choice.) Must check out the pattern.
Happy knitting.

Brikebrok said...

hello, thanks for visiting my blog !
see you soon, knitting lady !;-)

Mary said...

Nice blog and lovely knitting! I wandered over here from Rex Parker's when the reference to knitting caught my eye. I am a beginning knitter and live in Decatur, GA.

hakucho said...

Your drops headband came out great and looks fabulous on your daughter. I've made calorimetry before but I think the drops design is much better. Will have to add this pattern to my ever lengthening knitting to-do list :)

happy knitting :)

Poshyarns said...

Now I am loving the whole "not to hatty" thing, your daughter has a great turn of phrase.

Guaria del Bosque said...

I was planning to make myself a Rasta-style hat in order to fit my thick twists, but when I saw the headband you made for your daughter, I went to the Garnstudio website and downloaded the pattern. I haven’t made it yet because I’m still trying to knock out three UFOs, but soon…Thanks for the idea.