Friday, November 15, 2013

Homemade Friday: Sebastian's Snowflake Hat - finished - with stripes

I first wrote about this hat a couple of months ago.  It was one I was planning on selling in my Etsy shop but once I tried it on my son's head to measure the size he decided that he wanted it for himself.

When last we left this hat the inside was full of random strings and was just a giant mess. 

To fix that I decided to pick up stitches on the bottom and knit up a new hat to make it reversible.  My problem however, was that I've been slacking a little (a lot) on taking notes on what I've been making, mainly because I've got a lot of projects going and a ridiculous amount that need to be made (ones that I'm selling!  WOOHOO!)  (Also ones that I need to make for myself and my children.  And maybe my husband.) I don't feel like I have the time to stop and analyze what I've been knitting, to write down specific info.  But that's where I get into trouble because I didn't write down what needle size I used for the snowflake hat so when I went to start the inside I was a bit at a loss.  I guessed with size 6, but I think I should have used 5 because the striped version seems to be a bit bigger than the snowflake side. 

But I don't think it matters too much - at least not to Sebastian.  He's worn it the past two days - as soon as I finished it. 

And I'm happy to know that his noggin will be warm this winter.

I would like to point out that the photos below are an actual representation of what happens when I tell Sebastian I want to take a picture of him.  Basically I chase him around pointing my phone at him in hopes of taking at least one salvageable photo.  And then I bribe him with candy to get him to stay still but that's impossible for him so the pictures are still ... artsy. 

So if you squint and walk back a few steps from your screen you may possibly see a clear view of what the hat looks like.  


  1. Wow! You're so talented. I remember the hat from before…and it looks even better now. Very cool.
    Also- your son is hilarious. I'm taking all the photos I can now that mine is still a baby. He moves like crazy, but can't run far…or at all just yet. ;)

    1. Thank you so much! Did you see him actually covering up the hat in one of the photos? Because apparently he likes to make me crazy! I read through some of your blog! Your little guy is adorable and I love his name!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to take credit for the boy but he's a clone of his father!

  3. Wow - it's a fabulous hat, no wonder he wanted to keep it! And I can definitely sympathise with finding that all of your pictures contain blurs of where your fast moving children were when you pressed the shutter!

    1. Thank you! I kind of want one of these hats for myself!


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