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Saturday, January 29, 2011

We need some new hats...fast!

I take a certain pride in seeing my children and husband strutting around town in lovely hand-knit hats that I have made for them.  I love to see them wearing them and telling everyone who asked "my mom made it".  However, as of late it seems that every hat those goes onto a child's head seems to slowly slide up up and up until it is merely covering the top of their scalp (I wonder when these heads and brains will stop growing so fast).

notice it starting to move up?
 Now I'd like to say that in an hour I whipped up a few new hand-knit hats, but being that I am not a speed knitter I had to think of another option.  That's when I decided it was time to haul out the Singer Touch and Sew.  

This beauty was made in 1966 before they started making everything out of plastic.  My sweet husband found it for me when we first moved from Vermont to Maine in 2002.  I have to say the bobbin is a little touchy sometimes and it's heavy as can be, but I love it and can't imagine another machine in my life.  It came with fashion disks! What more could a crafter need?  After getting out the machine we dug through some fleece we got in the stash and the kids picked out some colors they liked.  I did a quick little head measurement and went to town!  
This is what I came up with:


color blocks

the elf

All three are cute in their own special way and I did it in about an hour!  This little family will continue to wear hand-knit, but in between these fleece quickies are going to work just fine!  Maybe I should do some mittens...


  1. Check out #3 - The Amanda hat - its quick and very cute. I just knit it this weekend in malabrigo. http://sallycomesunraveled.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-tens-ten-free-one-skein.html

  2. These are great! Way to pick up a project and finish in an hour! I think about all the quick projects I want to try...and then think about them some more. ;)

  3. I do a lot of thinking about projects myself!

  4. This is a very noble-looking little dress - befitting the princess knit hats for women
    of the house.


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