Thursday, November 03, 2005

Jest for fun

This little gem was my Halloween night knitting. I first spied the Jester Hat on Wendy's blog, then again on Elizabeth's. The pattern is actually designed by Elizabeth and is available free (!) on The Garter Belt.

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Not knowing who I might want to knit this for but wanting to cast on right away, I just dug into my stash for something fun. I came up with this bit of Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies left over from a pair of mittens I knit last winter. I had no idea if there was enough yarn in the ball, so I knit five rows about midway through in some orange Lamb's Pride that I was lucky enough to have on hand.

As it turned out, I would have had enough of the MC, but I'm happy with the little stripe. In retrospect, changing yarn at the end and making the little topper in orange would have been a cute addition. My hat is considerably smaller than the pattern specs, as I used worsted, not bulky, yarn and knit on size six and seven needles. Since there are at least a couple of babies this might fit, though, I'm O.K. with the smaller version.

I wish I had a cute baby here to model it...but it still brings a smile to my face!

7 comments:

Jan said...

HOW CUTE!!!

Elizabeth said...

What a perfect combination of pattern and yarn! I love the colors. We do need to find a baby to model it.

amanda said...

about how many yards of worsted did you use? i have some oddments hanging about and thought about knitting that hat for one of the kiddos. yours looks great!

Suzanne said...

no wonder it brings a smile to your face. It's adorable!!! Thanks for linking to the pattern too. I have a random skein or two that this would be perfect for. :)

Elizabeth said...

BTW, we're starting a gallery over at The Garter Belt, so send Wendy/Zib your pic and we can include it!

Jessi said...

That hat is really cute. I like the colors that you used. :-)

jen said...

that is such a cute hat!