Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Hat that Took Longer to Finish than Knit

I finished the knitting for this hat in about 3 hours, yet this hat sat in my project bag for about a month. Why? Well, because this little hat took longer to finish than to knit! I hate finishing work - I just want to knit, knit, and knit away like a little robot. Finishing? No thanks. Not interested. However, since this is a baby hat, I was afraid that the baby would outgrow this hat unless I finished it soon. The thought of just buying the baby earmarked for this hat another gift and waiting for another baby to come along (the phrase "breeding like rabbits" should be amended to "breeding like wildtomato's friends") flickered across my mind, but even I cannot be so lazy.

Today, I buckled down and assembled the bouquet atop of the hat. Look at these ends! Can you blame me for putting this off?

As soon as I was done, I had to admit that all the effort was worth it because this hat is heartbreakingly cute.

I just had to put it on Mingus. And for all of you who threaten to report me to Animal Control for abusing my animals (in knitted goods, of course), look how much he likes it! He loves it so much, that he was lulled to sleep.

Some gory details:
  • Pattern: Rosebud
  • Book: Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
  • Yarn: Roses and leaves in Tahki Cotton Classic, and hat in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
The best thing about this hat? It was knit entirely from my stash.

I'm a little worried that this hat is so top heavy that the poor baby will have even more trouble keeping her head up. But, she'll look cute! And I'll get a picture! That's all that matters, right?


  1. that is the cutest thing ever - I wanna see in on greasie

  2. That hat is really cute! I usually have my husband do the finishing work for me to tell you the truth.

  3. oh my gosh it's so cute, i love it! i feel the same way about finishings - hate 'em!

  4. hee hee, Mingus looks like he wants his own! what a darling hat.

  5. omg that is too cute and hilarious! and by the way, the phrase is actually "breeding like nanda's friends/clients/associates/random passers-by," just so you know. ;)

  6. that hat is so cute!!!
    you have to get a picture of it on the baby too! mingus is such a cutie...i just can't seem to get enough of him... :o)

  7. LOVE this hat. Itty bitty oh so pretty. Stacy, you are a genius!

    If I say that my head is cold, might I get one too? Ruff!



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