Tuesday, October 27, 2009

William's Jayne

I figured with the weather and his newer confidence in himself William would totally be willing to wear the Jayne Hat that he thought of as 'cool'. Ravelry has many in the database, but I went with the pattern directions from someone who is just a little OCD in her details. Renee's Cunning Jayne Hat design.

I had to learn something new for me the German Twist Cast On. I found this video helpful and it also popped up as a nice elastic cast on for socks and some people were planning on using it on the Yarn Harlot's Pretty Thing Cowl.

I went with Knit Picks for the yarn since they had great prices on small skeins.  I used up almost all of the yellow but still have the red and orange with a little more than half skeins. Just have to come up with a use for them. Cool names - Gold, Saffron and Serrano.

The hat:

William wearing the hat:

It's his 20th birthday today. So a little something to keep him warm and a little gift of handmade love from him mom.


  1. Happy Birthday to William.
    The hat looks good on him!
    Hope poor Norbert's doing better. The E collar is an awful thing to saddle a dog with. I feel bad for him

  2. Happy birthday, William!

    Very nice knitting. I love the colors.

  3. So cute!!! I can't believe you're old enough to have a 20 year old. For some reason, I picture you as being in your early 30s (the same age as me, winkwink!).

  4. Thanks Elizabeth! If, like my mother, I keep the living proof that I must be older, I can get away with somewhere in my mid-30s. ;-) Age is just a number - right?

  5. Saffron? You knitted it with Saffron? That seems just a little dangerous, don't you think? Ah, well, a man wears a hat like that, you know he's not afraid of anything.

  6. Desi -

    Saffron seemed like a better orange than some of them. ;-) Kind of like the gold vs sunshine.

    He still seems to like it. :-)