Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pipsqueak's Hat

Dear Mom,
Pipsqueak and I spent some time this summer dying wool.  She used red, purple and orange RIT dye.  We soaked the yarn in water before she did all of the dying herself.  I microwaved the yarn and then we let it set and dry in the summer sun.  It took me about 45 minutes to knit this beanie hat for her with her dyed wool. 
I cast on 44 stitches on a size 15 needles and knit for about 6 inches. I decreased on the last 3 rows by knitting 2 stitches together all the way around.  I ended up with 6 stitches which I gathered at the top.  The Pippers slept in her hat last night, despite our 80 degree weather, so I think she is happy happy!

1 comment:

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

that is sooooo cute! the dye job is awesome!