Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Winter Hats for My Kids (Loom Knitting)

I have gotten a jump on making Christmas presents and these are the first two finished items, hats for my kids. I had bought the purple/pink yarn and previously made coordinating hats with it for my friend and her two daughters, but there was still so much yarn left. My daughter loved the colors and asked me to make a hat for her that matched her friend. Well, then it was a no-brainer to use my leftover yarn (I still have enough leftover to make another hat so I might get one) and ribbon to make her a new winter hat as a Christmas present.

The blue hat is made with a ball of Wool-Ease that I picked up at a thrift store for $1.50. I was thrilled, because this yarn is regularly priced at over $7 a ball.

I made them each hats last year when I was just learning to Loom Knit, but I did a single stitch and that really didn't create a hat warm enough for MN winter wind. So, I bought this Loom Knitting Primer book that taught me more than the basics that came with the loom set and was able to use a different stitch to create a much, much warmer hat.

I also used a little bit of leftover yarn to add hair to the Monster Stuffies I just finished making as another Christmas present for the kids. That post will appear later this month on Northern Cheapskate.

1 comment:

Baron parker said...

Give a nice hats. It's useful to get a good look and protect to cold our head.

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