As I have hinted in the last couple of posts, I’ve been on a knitting kick lately, ESPECIALLY now that not only is my sewing machine still packed but I’m also unemployed. There are other projects I haven’t blogged yet but I’m so crazy about this one that I can’t wait. I saw this snowman hat on the Winter 2012/2013 issue of Knit Simple and I KNEW I had to make it, nevermind that we live in Miami. I did have a justification though, The Monkey’s preschool is having a holiday party tomorrow and they asked that the kids brought their holiday/Santa hats…so he’ll wear this hat!
Working with the white yarn on the body, Lionbrand Jiffy, was a pain in the butt. It’s really horrible to knit with that yarn; it’s squeaky, doesn’t slide well on the needles, etc. I can’t complain thought, it’s all cheap acrylic yarn, which is fine by me as it washes well and I don’t want to spend a small fortune on nice wool yarn when he will wear this only a few times. That said, the other yarn, brand Caron and also acrylic, knits like a dream!
The pattern calls for the hat to be knitted flat and the seamed but I prefer to avoid seaming as much as possible so I knitted the ribbing section flat, then joined in the round for the rest. At the end, I only had to seam the ribbing section. If I was to knit it again, I’d knit it all in the round. The pattern also says to knit the snowman’s scarf flat and then seam it but I chose do knit a 5-stitch icord instead.
All in all, I absolutely love this hat and The Monkey did too. He could not believe it was for him. He’s over the moon with it and I’m SO glad he loves it; it was well worth the effort.
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