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Focus of the week: Hats

It’s getting cooler here in Australia, but should I really be saying that when most of the rest of the world is suffering through an endless Winter? Sorry folks, I wish I could send you some of our sunshine. But since I can’t how about seeing a collection of hats for the next few days?

First off….Simple, but effective beanies.

These beanies were a wholesale order for Greenwich Baby in Greenwich, using leftovers of DROPS Merino Extra Fine. I love this pattern, it’s my go to for a quick baby hat. Most of the sizes I can whip up in a couple of hours. And even though it’s a simple pattern I feel that a lot can be done to it with yarn and colour choices.

Same hat, different yarn. The incredibly soft DROPS Nepal.

And yet again, same hat, different yarn. This time some DROPS Muskat.

This sweet hat is another one using DROPS Nepal and I saved this to last because look at the handsome little dude wearing it.

STATS
Pattern:
 Cream Dream Hat by DROPS Design.
Yarn: Various yarns, including DROPS Merino Extra Fine, DROPS Nepal and DROPS Muskat.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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FO: Beanies Galore

Last years orders from milliemanu also included some beanies. I knitted 12 of them, 7 pink ones and 5 blue ones. This was a nice and quick knit with DROPS Karisma, and without further ado I’m just going to post the pictures.

Hat One

Hat Two

Hat Three

Hat Four

Hat Five

Hat Six

Hat Seven

Hat Eight

Hat Nine

Hat Ten

Hat Eleven

Hat Twelve

And here’s a few pictures of the pile of beanies.

 

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FO: Bright Hat and Bootie Combo

Here is another hat and bootie combo I literally finished last week. They are for a friend of a friend who is expecting her first baby in October. She didn’t know whether it was a boy or a girl so I went for really bright colours.

LW 7I went for my new favourite pattern for the booties, which is the Saartjes Bootees on Ravelry. They are fantastically easy to knit and I can often knit them in two hours.

LW 3LW 2LW 1And I also knitted the beanie that is also a favourite of mine. It is, yes you’ve guessed it, a DROPS pattern.

Again, this is a great, quick pattern to knit. It normally takes me a couple of hours.

LW 6 LW 5 LW 4She received them today and is absolutely over the moon with them and really, really loves them. I call that a great result!