Heart on Your Sleeve
you should wear it inside where it functions best.
-Margaret Thatcher, 1987 interview with Barbara Walters
A holiday present being gifted today; a hold-over project wrap-up from last week. This was a quick knit hat, the last of the Christmas presents that I had almost started calling a Valentine's Day gift. Just in the nick of time . . .
Pattern: Family Circle Easy Knitting Fall 2002 (lots of great baby hat patterns in this issue)
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn Over (red), Yarn for Sox (brown)
Needles: US 9 Brittany Birch straights
Notes: This is a baby hat upsized by using thicker yarn and larger needles. The heart in the pattern is in reverse st st; I used intarsia. This hat has an unusual construction - it is knit as a large rectangle, seemed up the back, and then the top is made into 4 points. The pattern calls for binding off and sewing; I used a three-needle bind-off for the relevant section. Hard to see in the photo, but there is a braided tassel in each corner.
Best Thing About This Project: This was a special request knit. A good friend saw the baby hat I had made from this pattern and really really wanted one in her size. I think I made it look almost mature by changing the colors from the baby pink and yellow.