Hats.

A few weeks (maybe a month) ago my cousin asked me to make her daughter a hat. I had made one previously when she was practically a newborn (the one in the bottom middle here) but now there was need for another. She asked it to be an owl-shaped hat that would be half black, half pink (I took this photo practically in the dark under a lamp so it doesn’t really show correctly here and I don’t have the hat any more to try better it).

IMG_8194Another request of hers was that it had a lining so it would suit more for winter. I had this stretchy cotton fabric with floral print that I think suited just nicely. I used the yarn that I had for the first hat I made her – Katia Pima Cotton, an extremely soft 100% cotton yarn that I really like too. The hook I used was a 3.5 mm Clover Soft Touch. The beak is made of some other cotton yarn that I had just about enough left for it so of course I don’t have the label any more. Whites are made of acrylic, used this one first time here (although I bought it for another project). It’s called Red Heart Soft Baby Steps. It really is a rather soft fiber!

Next hat was also made as a request. Apparently it’s from a movie or TV series of some sorts. Colours were the  most important issue about this one. I even said to the guy who asked me to make this that I’m not really good at knitting and he replied that I can crochet it too, that would not be important.

IMG_8184After some research I decided to try and knit it anyway. I bought some Schachenmayr Cotton Time yarn and double pointed knitting needles suitable for the yarn (3.5mm) and started it off. It was kind of a challenge to myself. I tried to put as much time to it as I knew I would be slow but I managed to finish it much earlier than I thought.

IMG_8192I used to make pom-poms like this in kindergarten but hat to check online to remind myself exactly how. It was a little wonky at first but I got to even it up nicely.

I got to like the feel of this hat and wanted one for myself and wanted to make something light like this for myself as well. Apart from the ear flaps and the pom-pom. At first did try to crochet it but it still felt a bit bulky. I tried using a lacier patter but I didn’t really like the result either. So it happened – I voluntarily knit myself a hat.

IMG_8206I like the slouch and light feel of this hat. I had a long thought on the colours as well this is what I settled with. The yellow-green one is the same I used for my Great Firebreathing Dragon – Katia Degradé “Sun” 100% Egyptian cotton. This time the ombre effect finally really showed. I was thinking on using red for the currently gray line or red instead of the green on top but this is what I changed to in the last minute. I think this is how it’s supposed to come out this time. The gray one is Drops Muskat 100% cotton and the top green (a bit grayish) is a new 100% organic cotton yarn that I discovered for myself – Fibra Natura Cottonwood. The red I had a thought on was from the same line. I used the same needles as for the last hat here.

I added a pin I made at work one day, I think it suits just nicely.

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Mõned mütsid, mis viimasel ajal valmidund. Esimene oli sugulase tellimus tema tütrele. Varem olin talle juba ühe teinud ka, kui ta oli veel pisem kui praegu (siin all reas keskmisel pildil). Nüüd siis neiu kasvanud ja vaja uut. Soov oli musta ja roosaga öökullimüts, millel oleks sees puuvillane vooder. Pilt natuke petab, kuna tegin selle sisuliselt pimedas, lambi all ja enam mul teda käepärast pole ka, et uuesti katsetada.

Lõngaks sobis sama, mida kasutasin ka eelmise mütsi juures, Katia Pima Cotton imepehme puuvill, millega on väga hea töötada. Oranž on ka puuvillane, ühe lõngakera viimane jääk, mille silti mul loomulikult enam alles ei ole. Seda valget kasutasin esimest korda (ostsin küll ühe teise projekti jaoks, mis ka pooleli juba), nimi tal Red Heart Soft Baby Steps. Akrüül, aga nagu nimigi ütleb, siis tõepoolest pehme. Konks oli 3.5 mm Clover Soft Touch selle töö juures.

Teine müts oli samuti tellimus. Kuuldavasti mingisugusest filmist või telesarjast. Kuigi hoiatasin ette, et ma pole väga osav kuduja, ja sain teada, et kuju ja värvid on kõige olulisemad, et võib ka heegeldada, otsustasin siiski end proovile panna ja vardad kätte võtta seekord.

Kasutasin Schachenmayr Cotton Time puuvillast lõnga ja 3.5 mm sukavardaid. Üritasin sellega võimalikult palju tegeleda, et ikka õigeks ajaks valmis sain, aga valmis sai ta oodatust palju varem. Nii ruttu, et otsustasin teise veel kududa – endale. Enne panin veel mütsile tuti ka külge. Alguses ei tulnud see karvapall hästi välja, kuna viimati sai  neid vist lasteaias tehtud, aga lõpuks tuli päris kena ja ümar.

Kuna mulle see müts kuidagi “istus”, tahtsin midagi sarnast endale ka. Aga no – teiste värvidega, ilma tuti ja kõrvaklappideta. (: Ta on selline mõnus pehme ja kerge. Proovisin esiti endale ka mütsi ikkagi heegeldada, aga otsustasin siiski kudumi kasuks, kuna heegelpind tundus ikkagi liiga paks ja raske hetkel. Proovisin ka õhulisemaid-pitsilisemaid mustreid, aga need ei sobinud ka hetkel. niisiis kudusingi endale mütsi. Tulemus on mõnus pehme ja kergelt lohvakas.

Värvide üle mõtlesin pikalt. Esimeseks valisin sama kollase-rohelise lõnga, millega tegin ka tuldsülgava draakoni Katia Degradé “Sun” 100% egiptuse puuvill. Seekord tuli ka värvide üleminek kenasti välja. Mõtlesin kasutada halli joone asemel punast või ülemise roheka tooni asemel punast, aga lõpptulemus on hoopis selline, nagu pildil näha – just selline, nagu ta seekord tulema pidi.

Hall lõng on 100% puuvillane Drops Muskat ning roheline Fibra Natura Cottonwood – uus orgaaniline puuvillalõng, mille enda jaoks avastanud. Kõnealune punane oleks olnud samast sarjast. Kokku kudusin nad samade 3.5 mm sukavarrastega, nagu eelmise mütsigi. Pärast esimest kandmiskorda sai müts ka endale viimase lihvi, väikse ümmarguse märgi.

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