Friday, February 08, 2008

Dougie Dog Hat and Scarf

The little boy hat and scarf are done:


  • Pattern: Dougie Dog Hat and Scarf from Lucinda Guy's Handknits for Kids
  • Yarn: Berroco Comfort (I know it's aaarghcrylic, but it's washable, and the scarf is for a little boy. Need I say more ;o)

I did make a bunch of modifications to the original patterns:
  • I used a thicker yarn than called for and adjusted the pattern accordingly
  • For the hat, I decided against the square, patterned top with the tassels and opted instead for simple decreases in stocking stitch - you know like a regular beanie.
  • For the scarf, I used the pattern from the hat headband and just kept knitting 'til it looked like it would be long enough for a little kiddo.

I do love the stitch pattern on the scarf. As does Joe, who has put in an order for one (I'm guessing in more 'manly' colours ;o). Which is the perfect excuse to go stash diving to see if there's something lurking in one of my baskets that would do the trick. Assuming I don't stumble across a yarn store in the mean time ;o)

11 comments:

Bea said...

SO CUTE!!!

Corwink said...

Love it Love it Love it!!

sue said...

I love them both and it didnt take you very long to knit up either. I could see myself even wearing a scarf like that, and I agree little kids need acrylic so it washes easily for the mom or dad.

frillbow said...

absolutely gorgeous! So, so snuggly. Had to laugh at the "stumbling across a yarn store" bit. 'Like you do' of course. I'd have to travel 50 miles to stumble across the nearest decent YS.

Terri Lynn said...

Sweet! Great work! Very precious!

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Owwww, I love the hats and scarf! The kids will love them! :) That is very nice of you!

StarSpry said...

This is such an adorable hat and scarf set! I love the little dog :D

tiennie said...

What a cute little set for a boy! I like Berocco Comfort - it doesn't feel acryl-icky. Washable is a big plus!

frillbow said...

Have you given this to the little boy yet Sam? I'm sure it was very well recieved. If I can get over my phobia for colourwork I might have a crack at the set.

btw...have got the fish for another week! Seriously doubt my fish-keeping ability though. Am thinking of getting another neighbour as a fishy consultant! :D

Dame Emma said...

Aiee! I got here through the Hounds of Hell group on Ravelry, and for a sec I thought it was actually a hat for, y'know, a dog.
This is MUCH better! So sweet.

Lonna said...

Thanks for writing this.