Well, Little Ollie’s in this instance…
This photo series included for my mom. He’s eating one of her firefighter cookies and sitting at the child sized picnic table that she and my step-dad gifted the boys. I told him to take a bite. Can you see the boy energy in that one? I eat cookie. Rawr.
I’ve had this on the needles for a while. It kept getting pushed aside for party planning and some books that I just couldn’t put down. I was in no hurry, though. I plan to knit one of these for each of the boys for them to wear next fall. The knit design is a bit open and perfect for cooler autumn temps.
Something worth noting is that this hat is knit inside out! It was like I was knitting up this secret surprise the whole time. I would take a peak on the inside every now and then to see how it was shaping up. When the decrease rows are reached is when the pattern calls for turning the hat right side out. So fun!
As I was taking the photos, I realized that I had left off the acorn stem! Ah well, maybe I’ll get around to adding one before autumn. We’ll see.
The pattern calls for Manos del Uruguay Wool Classica or Malabrigo worsted. I couldn’t find a color ‘acorny’ enough in the Malabrigo (in my LYS, anyhow) and my eldest son claims the Manos is too itchy – he has a gnome hat knit from it. After searching for a while, I finally found the just right, acorny perfection color, November Muse (VM280) in Dream in Color Classy. It knits up a wee bit smaller gauge than the suggested yarns, so I went a needle size up.