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Heart Hats for Big and Little Sisters

heart hats

Pattern: Improvised (will eventually post here - it's pretty simple) [Ravelry]
Yarn: Cascade 220, one skein each color (Big Sister), Knitpicks Sierra, one skein each color (Little Sister)
Needles: US 7 16" circulars / DPNs (Big Sister), US 10.5 16" circulars / DPNs (Little Sister)
Recipients: The Niece Squad

Notes: I am desperately trying to destash. Maybe it's because I went through this phase where I thought I needed yarn for loads of baby projects, but somehow I ended up with like two skeins of everything in my stash - too much to justify a "one skein" project, not enough for anything substantial. This black and white yarn was originally purchased for a diaper cover that I changed my mind about (although I think it's cute, figured mom might not go for "prison themed"). So part of it went into a little black and white striped hat for Ms. Mayarn's little dude (must have thought Mayarn wouldn't mind "prison themed").

The rest seemed a natural fit for my niece, who's a girl, but a bit of a rock star rather than a girly-girl. I thought this hat, along with one for her little sister AJ, struck the appropriate balance, and with some colorwork around the brim, provided some extra warmth (they live in Canada, in a milder area, but still, brrr):

big sister heart hat

The patterns are slightly different, as you can see, on the loopy and easily delighted AJ:

AJ heart hat

(above pics courtesy of my sister)

You can see the heart pattern and shape of the hat a little better here:

heart o hats modeled 2

Also, my nieces clearly have huge heads (and brains) whereas mine is kinda dinky - because Lorin's hat was pretty big on me!).

AJ's heart o' hats 2

<3 hat: sneak peek

Neither pattern is particularly complex, but after our honeymoon (we leave Monday!!!) I may get round to posting it here.

Posted by jess at December 17, 2009 8:47 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Depending on your heart tolerance and yarn situation, you might consider making one of those for yourself ... the black and white one looks super cute on you.

Posted by: Nina at December 17, 2009 9:27 AM

have a wonderful trip! (hats are super-cute!)

Posted by: marri at December 17, 2009 10:33 AM

Rock star that is REALLY into the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana (help me!!!) LOL. Your nieces both love their hats Auntie Jessica!

Posted by: Dina at December 17, 2009 11:59 AM

Rock star that is REALLY into the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana (help me!!!) LOL. Your nieces both love their hats Auntie Jessica!

Posted by: Dina at December 17, 2009 12:00 PM

aww, so cute!! they look really happy in their hats. :)

Posted by: julie at December 17, 2009 1:27 PM

aww, so cute!! they look really happy in their hats. :)

Posted by: julie at December 17, 2009 1:28 PM

Enjoy the honeymoon! Will you be bringing any projects along?

Posted by: Melynda at December 17, 2009 7:43 PM

Very nice! Both are beautiful, as well as the models!

Posted by: Maryse at December 17, 2009 8:27 PM

@Melynda, I just started to think about what project to bring, and my head began to spin! like, what will keep me busy for three weeks, but not be too bulky or too heavy to knit in heat? Bwah!

Posted by: jess at December 17, 2009 10:19 PM

in <3 with these, Jess. they remind me of a hat I had in 4th grade. your neices are adorable!

Posted by: Jenny J at December 18, 2009 1:51 PM

Fantastic hats! Have a great honeymoon!

Posted by: Sophia/violiknit at December 18, 2009 9:24 PM

Fantastic hats (love the hearts!)
Have a great honeymoon!

Posted by: Sophia/violiknit at December 18, 2009 9:25 PM

Very cute! The girls look great in them.

Posted by: Mildawg at December 19, 2009 7:15 PM

What great hats! I have a rock star niece and a girly-girl, too. So, one (or both) of these ideas may come in handy when I get my next batch of yarn. Lovely. Happy Honeymoon!

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