Monday, December 22, 2008

FO: Guri Guri Hats

More holiday gift knits, if you can believe it! I'm surprising myself with the rate at which I've been cranking out these things. Of course, they're hats, but still.

I decided to gift my sister's entire fam with hats this year. One for Rex, one for LA, and then I couldn't leave out the Peanuts!

Guri Guri Hats
Pattern: Children's Cotton Hats (Ravelry) by Kim Hamlin from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed (63% wool 27% alpaca 10% donegal) in 908 Rose - less than one skein for both hats
Needles: US7

Modification: To make up for the different gauge, I CO for the child size, which came out to be around the toddler size.

These hats make me happy. I hope it fits their little Peanut heads!

And if those weren't enough, I knit another Turn a Square for a good friend of mine, who hopefully isn't reading this post right now. Woo-hoo - two FOs for the price of one!

Rex II
Pattern: Turn A Square by Jared Flood
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool in 9475 (Sage) and Noro Kureyon in 178 - less than one skein of each
Needles: US6 and US7

Modification: This time I knit 4 inches in the main section, instead of 5. Much better.

Now that I have knit two of these, I can officially say that, yup, this pattern is a winner! And for those of you who like bargains, know that you can make two of these with one skein each of Cascade 220 and Kureyon. Fun! I'm already planning to make more. (And for me to want to make more than one of anything- if that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is!

Alright well, that wraps up the holiday knitting for this year. Good thing, too, because I've also been spending time in the kitchen whipping up this stuff:

Snowball cookies, cranberry-pistachio biscotti, spiced mixed nuts,
cinnamon candied walnuts, and two different kinds of semisweet and white chocolate swirled bark- one with peppermint chunks and one with peanuts.
Not pictured: Pumpkin-cranberry bread and fudge.

Yeah, I'm pretty spent. Luckily we're winding down here. Whew!


mames said...

you know, i have your address now. i am going to come in the night and snatch all those kitchen creations. i will leave the hats because i do not want to deprive the peanuts of added adorableness. feeling good, huh?

happy holidays to you, my lady mama to be friend. you two are adorable in the card.

jillian said...

Cute hats all!

And Yum! That's an amazing selection of goodies!

tentenknits said...

wow. love the hats and you are like putting me to shame in the kitchen!! LOVES IT. Where are the snowball cookies from!??


Jennifer said...

What mouthwatering treats you've been working on! I'm officially hungry with the look of all the goodies.

I've got lots of Cascade and Kureyon begging to become those Turn a Square hats. Tons.

Such sweet hats for the Peanuts!

winnie said...

you know, those kitchen creations are so not helping with my sweet tooth right now. where do you live again?

Disentangled said...

They are going to be too cute in those hats! I can't wait for the action shots :)

Oh and I forgot what those boxes looked like full ;) Ours didn't stay full for very long!

gleek said...

wow, you've been busy! love the little hats and all that cookie sweetness!

tiennie said...

Cute hats! Happy holidays to you!

dee said...

yum yum!! your treats have been mysteriously disappearing quickly...

hope you guys had a good one :) miss you!