Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pumpkin Head

Newborn Pumpkin Hat
  • Hat-Caron's Simply Soft Brites
  • Stem-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Heather
  • Size 7 double pointed needles
  • CO 56 stitches, 1" 1x1 ribbing, St st until decrease, bound off all but 4 sts, which I used for the I-cord stem.
From this view, the stem looks rather straight, but it actually curves a little more than it looks like in the picture. This was not my choice of yarn, but it's all I could find locally in orange.

Pro Bono is a free pattern for a ribbed beanie. I knit this for a fellow in our church who had a birthday. It looks a little long on the wig head, but I tried it on myself and it was a good length, only slightly long, so I'm hoping it will fit his (somewhat larger) head well. It was wonderfully soft and squishy. With the doubled yarn, I think it will keep his head quite warm this winter.
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Green worsted & Plymouth Yarn Encore Natural worsted, held double
  • Size 10 1/2 double pointed needles

33 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Ohhhh...I like the green one!

Nancy said...

Orange is a difficult color to find in yarn. I suppose more variety may appear in the stores as Halloween get closer.

I like both hats, but the pro bono is my favorite.

Karen said...

The pumpkin hat is my favorite. Sooo cute!

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

How cute! I've missed seeing the baby doll model! :D

LINDA said...

that lil punkin is so sweet.....i love it!

Kel said...

I love the pumpkin hat!

Tipper said...

Very cute. You do nice work!

Tins and Treasures said...

I can't believe it will soon be "wool-hat" weather!

Debra said...

Nice knitting, Renna. Do you make hats for your dog? I have thought of knitting scarves for my geese. (I really have!)
Love, Debra

MSM said...

These both look awesome to me; but I think I'd have an even better appreciation of your skills if I could see that green one modeled by you. . . I suspect you are very very cute in it, and that we'd all want one.
: )

Carol said...

Cute cute cute cute cute!! And I love your model for the orange hat. LOL

Randi said...

Both hats looks great! I think the pumpkin would look so cute on a little one!

Claudia said...

I am so into all things orange and pumpkin-y right now! I even found a crochet pattern for a pumpkin toilet tissue paper holder. I just need to re-learn to crochet now. :)

Noodle said...

Oh, that little pumpkin head cap is THE CUTENESS!

Isle Dance said...

So pretty! And sweet! :o)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Love the pumpkin hat! So cute!

Smiles,
Lea

Wool Winder said...

Both hats are wonderful! It's better for a hat to be too long than too short. You can always turn up the brim if need be.

kawaii crafter said...

The pumpkin hat is adorable, just in time for fall.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Renna, the pumpkin hat is so cute. When Daisy was little I found her a red strawberry one with the green stem at the top. It seems like it had some sort of yarn embroidery on it to make look more like a strawberry...maybe tiny black seeds, or yellow seeds...I don't know. Good job. I just can't imagine following a pattern. My hat's off to you! ha ha!

Eve said...

I wish I was good enough to try a hat. I am still doing scarves and squares. I know, Practice. : ) Your stitches are so even. Orange is a favoirte color of mine in the winter. It looks so warm.

Bev said...

After settting my knitting aside for the summer, it was so nice to pick it up again. It's truly the perfect activity to be busy with, while DH is busy watching football, a fire in the fireplace, chili in the crockpot. I havent made a hat in awhile, but just may need to do that. I love, love the orange one you made, green stem and all.

Shannon said...

Beautiful knitting! I love the pumpkin hat! So adorable. I have begun what is looking like a scarf- not even in the ballpark of your projects but you have to start somewhere ;)

Liz said...

Oooh, love that second one.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh sweet Renna... you do give me knitting envy so bad... I want to be as good as you are when I grow up! (Which will probably never happen...)
I LOVE the pumpkin one... epsecially the little stem!

Claudia said...

just wanted to say that a lot of wonderful things have happened in my life since meeting you. Your prayers have helped me enormously and I treasure you as a new friend. Thank you for being a bright spot in my life. *hugs*

Juri said...

I just love the pumpkin one! How adorable...but I love the green one, too! How cute they both are!!!

Juri

Schotzy said...

I wish I could knit like you do! I took a few lessons and can make a dish cloth, and I started a felted handbag, but now I am ready to do the handles and am lost and dont do a class anymore. I love the feel of needles in my hands, and creating something beautiful but my work is really lacking. I have trouble dropping stitches, etc.I would love to do the baby pumpkin cap. That is adorable. perhaps I will give it a try anyway. I need to find another class, but the old one was at my previous church and it went defunct!- the class, not the church! Yikes!

Schotzy said...

I wish I could knit like you do! I took a few lessons and can make a dish cloth, and I started a felted handbag, but now I am ready to do the handles and am lost and dont do a class anymore. I love the feel of needles in my hands, and creating something beautiful but my work is really lacking. I have trouble dropping stitches, etc.I would love to do the baby pumpkin cap. That is adorable. perhaps I will give it a try anyway. I need to find another class, but the old one was at my previous church and it went defunct!- the class, not the church! Yikes!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Nice hat's. They are adorable! The little pumpkin one is so special. I'm sure a wee little baby will look so cute wearing one.
I didn't think you needed hats in your climate? Hmmm.
Love your blog as always!

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Love the pumpkin hat... too cute.

Mary

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a friend to knit with said...

totally adorable pumpkin hat!

a friend to knit with said...

oh! and thanks for the pattern!