Friday, November 15, 2013

A Hat for Maya

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My next door neighbour requested a hat for her daughter as they can't find a hat that fits her that wasn't too baby looking as she is 4 and a half (yet petite). Used the Roar hat pattern for the hat, but didn't do the spikes as Maya wears a helmet for skating or tobogganing in the winter and the spikes wouldn't allow the helmet to fit properly. Isn’t she adorable in the hat? I am so glad it fits properly.

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This was an extremely quick knit. Took me two evenings to make it. I used 4.5mm (US 7) circular needles (16”) and some yarn I got on sale at Walmart ages ago. They wanted something 100% washable, and the Eco-ways is a nice recycled blend suitable for the job.

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While I was finishing up the hat, I was going to leave it plain, for the helmet reason, however Eugenie in my knitting group decided that it was a good idea to add a removable crochet flower. It’s held on by a button, which you can pop on or off. Isn’t that genius? Thank you Eugenie for the great idea & for whipping up the flower while I was weaving in my ends.

5 comments:

Spinner said...

Really not sure which is cuter. What a darling girl! And your had is perfect :) She'll be nice and cosy this winter.

g-girl said...

She is absolutely adorable! The hat you knot up is perfect for her too. :)

SapphireBlue said...

She is adorable! This hat is perfect for her. She's a very stylish girl.

elns said...

Such a sweet hat. It looks lovely on her too. Unlike her petite head, I have a ginormous one. Nothing can camouflage that!

Teena in Toronto said...

That hat is toooo cute!