Friday, October 5, 2007

Strawberry Hat

I'm glad to report I got by auntie knitting mojo back, and I've already completed the strawberry hat for my little nieceling. Since I'm in the middle of two projects that just keep going and going and going, it was really, really nice to do a quick little project and have a finished object already! This knit up so quickly I didn't have time to take pictures in progress.



Pattern: Ann Norling Kid's Fruit Cap
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Needles: Clover bamboo US size 7
Size: Six months (16 inches diameter)



This was my first stranded project and once I figured how to wrap the extra yarn when there was a long stretch of red in between the "seeds," it was easy going. It's a great little project. It's super cute and people love it! I've already had three friends ask me if I can make it in an adult size.

Pattern available for sale here. Similar pattern available for free online here.

7 comments:

Bobbi said...

oh that is so cute!

mpp said...

Adorable! Did you ever create an adult pattern so we can make mommy and baby hats?

The Coco-Puff said...

It is as cute as a kitten! :) do you have a pattern that i can use to make one myself???

Rebecca said...

This is one of the best fruit hats I've found. The green specks make all of the difference. Thanks for the pattern!

Sharon said...

I'd love to try knitting that - can you send the pattern? Many thanks - salinemi48176@yahoo.com
- Sharon

Laura said...

I've received several requests for the pattern over time. I've edited my post so that there are links to the pattern for sale online. Since it is not a free pattern, I can't just send it to folks!

I have also recently seen a free pattern online that is very similar: http://randomstitches.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/hello-world/

Lorien Winslow said...

I know you posted this a long time ago so not sure you're still following up with comments - I have this pattern but have never used the technique of using the two different yarn colors, so I was wondering what you meant about "wrapping" the green yarn in between the specks. Any tips before I get started on this project would be very helpful! Thanks!