Monday, November 05, 2007

 Christmas Hat Take One

I knit a Christmas Tree Hat for the babe yesterday but it didn't come out as well as I had hoped.
I'm new to colorwork so my tree is more than a little wonky.
Any suggestions?
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The tree is a modified version of one of the trees from Wendy's "Baby Norgi" sweater. And by "modified" I mean I took her perfectly good design and screwed it up. I made the tree one row taller by accident and the knitting, oh the knitting, like I said before, is seriously wonky.
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I'm also thinking about doing it again in all green but knitting purl stitches instead of a contrasting Christmas color, just because I can't seem to get this intarsia stuff down.
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What do you think?
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Blogger e said...

Don't be too hard on yourself--it's cute! I don't think knit/purl contrast would work so well on a hat--it's not a big enough surface on your little one's forehead for a tall motif like a tree, and little ones move so much, it would be hard to "get" it. Try some color work in stripes or alternating around on a hat like this for lots of fun, and easier than intarsia!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Thanks for the feedback e --- I will try that.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Matt & Elisa said...

It's cute! You can knit up some little balls and sew them on (thoroughly), and it will look perfect. :)

8:17 PM  

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