Heads. And helicopters.

Three warm, post-Christmas heads.

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Matthew's hat:
Yarn: Socks That Rock mediumweight, Raven Clan Corbie, ~209 yds (about half a skein).
Needle: Addi Turbo US#2 (2.25mm)
Pattern: Generic hat with six lines of decreases, 1" knitted-in hem, 108 st

Knitting something as a surprise for Matthew was a bit of a gamble — he is VERY particular about what he wears. But I thought the Raven Clan yarn might fit his style, and apparently it did; Maggie said he has worn it every day. Score!

Maggie's Calorimetry:
Yarn: Socks That Rock heavyweight, Hot Flash, ~90 yds (about a quarter of a skein). Cast-on plus one row and bind-off plus one row, Socks That Rock heavyweight, Ruby Slippers.
Needle: Addi Turbo US#4.
Pattern: Calorimetry, 102 st.

She wore it (and the matching socks) all weekend. Score!

Andrew's hat:
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersocke, Moody Blues, a bit more than 1/2 skein
Needle: unknown 2.00mm
Pattern: Clamber by Laura Wilson-Martos, v.1.0. I had to add four or five extra cable repeats to make the hat long enough to cover his ears; he has a very large head. This is a very nice pattern for a cabled hat, clearly written and easy to knit and to modify.

Andrew is never cold, especially since he left Wisconsin to go to school in NYC. (According to him, it never actually gets cold there.) I knew making him a hat was a gamble but Darn it, I'm a knitter! I have to knit for my family! So I took the chance. He will probably wear it whenever the temperature in NYC is <20˚F. How often is that? Oh, well, I enjoyed knitting it.

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Matthew bought himself a Christmas present, a remote control helicopter.

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See the little red things underneath the front fusilage? Missiles… which gave me the opportunity to say:

You'll put an eye out!

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0 Responses to Heads. And helicopters.

  1. cursingmama says:

    I didn’t knit a single holiday gift this year…not a single one. I think it’s the way to go for me, I am always dissapointed when the receiver isn’t as jazzed about the gift as I was and then I feel bad & pout the rest of the day. Maybe if I ever grow up I’ll change my tune.

  2. Kim says:

    The hat photo is like awake, sleepy, asleep. And every mom owes it to herself to use the “put an eye out” line once at Christmas.

  3. Kym says:

    Oh, I LOVE the photo of the kids-in-hats! Fun! And great hats, too. She shoots! She scores! (Hockey Mom. Can’t resist.) My son has one of those remote control helicopters, too. It always seems like there’s a bird flying around in the house. . .

  4. Chris says:

    I never wear hats, so… but those ARE very nice hats.

  5. Cookie says:

    More pink?! Who are you?!
    Great hats and adorable kids.

  6. Valerie says:

    Great hats!
    My boyfriend has one of those helicopters… he shoots the missiles at my cats – but they do like chasing it around the house

  7. Mary Lou says:

    Love the hats and the copter. I lived in NYC for many years, and it does indeed get cold and WINDY. Hasn’t he ever watched Law and Order? They are always wearing winter hats while standing around discussing cases.

  8. “Put an eye out!” I’m still giggling…

  9. soxanne says:

    Honest to god – he’s how old? I’ll still be saying “you’ll put an eye out” for how many more years?!? (Boy-child is 17)
    Love the hats. Actually, I’d like the helicopter too, sans missiles.
    😉

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