I've put the baby jumpers on hold for the past few months and been concentrating on Hats! I've found a nice easy pattern on Ravelry which I've used again and again but varied it by adding stripes. The link to the pattern is down so here's my abbreviated version
Basic pattern for Adult woolly hat
Using 4mm double pointed needles
Cast on 110 stitches.
If using double pointed join to form a loop being careful not to twist.
K2 P3 int he round for 6 rows
K in the round until measure 5-6 inches
1.*K8, K2tog* repeat for one row
2. K whole row
3*K7, K2tog* repeat for one row
4. K whole row
5*K6, K2tog* repeat for one row
6. K whole row
Repeat this pattern until you *K1, K1tog*
Using the tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close the hole at the top of the hat. bind off the thread and there you have it!
These hats only take me a couple of days knitting on the bus and train so they have been great as little pressies for chums.
The first I did was Julien's Lyon hat. I'm afraid I don't have a picture of it, but will add it in when I get hold of one.
Then there was Nigel's birthday hat, featuring his favourite colours purple and blue.
Oscar also had a go with Nigel's hat, what a charmer.
Next up a leaving pressy for Kev. Hes off on his world travels so I thought it would be nice for him to have a hat in his LFC team colours to keep him warm on those chilly New Zealand nights.
Last weekend we had a little family meet up, all surrounding a Brentford - Rovers game. As my Uncles Neil and Louis and my Cousin James are Brentford FC fans I thought it a perfect hat opportunity.
Here are the Brentford Boys sporting the Bees hats I made,while enjoying a visit to Clifton suspension bridge.
More hats to come shortly!