Monday, October 08, 2007

Coney Hat

I needed a break from knitting the purple and white cardigan, so I cast on for a hat. I need one more sleeve and then I am done. Click here for a progress picture. Usually, baby/child hats are a quick knit and it gives me instant gratification, but this one took a bit longer. It's a very long hat.This hat is great for using up leftover yarn from other projects. 3 of the yarns I used were leftover from other baby/child hat projects. The Debbie Bliss Merino Aran was leftover from the first baby hat I knit and it dates back to 2004.
Caesar was rewarded with treats for being my model. Dog owners will know that dogs don't like having things put on their heads. There were some initial hat flinging, but he eventually got bored and just succumbed to it. Good boy!It cracks me up to see Caesar wearing the hat. Look at his face! I can't wait to see the hat worn by a real baby. Please note that I did deviate from the pattern slightly. I omitted Stripe 20 and Stripe 21 because I felt that the hat was long enough.

Pattern: Coney Hat Pattern (PDF file link) by Vyvyan Neel
Needles: US 4/3.5mm DPN's
Yarn: Leftovers from other projects: Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends (Snow), Debbie Bliss Merino Aran (Pink), Mission Falls 1824 Wool (Mallow), Caron Simple Soft (Soft Pink and Plum Wine)
Mods: I omitted Stripe 20 and Stripe 21. I knit to Stripe 19 and then jumped to Stripe 22 and continued with the pattern to the end.

28 comments:

Chickengirl said...

thats a pretty amazing hat! I only know how to knit one way (with a scarf that never got finished.) Its pretty amazing what you can make.

And the cutest model, of course!

Oiyi said...

chickengirl- The hat can be knitted flat and then sewn up. The pattern has instructions on how to do that. I find it easier to knit in the round.

Lynn said...

Haha, look how cute Caesar is! Love the photo where he is looking at the camera and you can see his teeth!

one wining wench said...

SOOOO cute! Love it! And adorable model! reminds me of a forest nymph!

flanthrower said...

Adorable! The hat does look long! It has a very doctor seuss quality about it...but girlier. :)

rohanknitter said...

What a fun baby hat!!
(and your pup looks very cute in it!)

Micki said...

OMG, that hat is so cute I can hardly stand it. And what a good sport Caesar is!

Kathy in DC said...

All of your puppies are really cute, and the knitting is wonderful, too. Saw the baby picture of Napoleon at the comments on Zimmermaniacs. All the girls in the house are squealing at how CUTE he is!!!!!!! Enjoyed your blog!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Oh my goodness! That's just absolutely adorable. Totally unconventional... Love it!

Megan said...

Oh my gracious, that is SO cute! I love all the different shades of pink. :)

*karen said...

Oh my...this is the cutest thing I've seen in awhile. I want to make one...for my dog! lol

Rebekah said...

that hat is so incredibly adorable...and the puppy is cute too : )

you are totally inspiring me with all of your knitting projects!

Jennie said...

Too cute, I really must learn how to knit.

Fliss said...

I think your dog should keep that and you should make another for your baby. He looks gorgeous!

opportunityknits said...

It's too cute!

Vyvyan said...

What an adorable model! Your hat turned out so cute. It's a good pattern to do just as you did--to use up leftovers.

thebrownsheep said...

thanks for your comment on my juliet! just wanted to say "congratulations" on the baby :)

shirley said...

Oh my gosh, that hat is spectacular. Love the colors!

amandajean said...

I think that is the cutest baby hat I have ever seen! I love it! And your little model is cute. I can't wait to see it on your little baby. gotta love a project that uses up left over yarn.

knitties said...

OMG... how cute is that!!!

randi---i have to say said...

I can't believe how cute that hat is! So is your little model! ;)

knittingphilistine said...

what a great hat--so very Seussian!

Judy said...

OMG! How adorable!!

Corrie said...

oh that cracks me up seeing the pooch wearing it! sooo funny and cute as ever! well done!

Corrie:)

Stephanie said...

*gasp* that is so adorable :)
and Caesar just cracks me up :D way to go with all the wonderful baby knits!

Natalie said...

Cute and funny, adorable and delightful... just a happy, happy post. Thank you so much for sharing this!

Mom2fur said...

Awww, he's adorable! My dog Shadow (a chihuahua) just loves to dress up--you should see his tail wag when I take out an outfit--but forget about hats or boots!

The Feathered Nest said...

What an adorable hat!! And such a cutie pie puppy for modeling it for us. Your blog is wonderful and I love the bird's nests! xxoo, Dawn