Saturday, March 5, 2011

Me-too scarf & hat

Every time my oldest son sees me sewing or knitting anything, he oohs and aahs, takes hold of my arm, and in the sweetest voice ever, asks if I can make one for him, too. It doesn’t matter what I’m working on – blanket, baby booties, bags – he wants one just for him.

So when he saw me working on my giveaway scarfette, it wasn’t long before he decided he needed a new scarf too. Oh, and a hat to match, too, “peese Mama. Tank you”.

He chose a multi-coloured acrylic from my stash (my kids don’t enjoy wool for some reason), and I got to work. Of course, despite coming from a long line of speed knitters, I’m a bit on the slow side, so it’s taken me two weeks of knitting a row or two at a time to make this little set.

Josh hat

Josh scarf

No patterns for these: the scarf is a simple k2 p2 rib and I just knit the hat in the round until it was big enough to fit my son’s head and then decreased by a stitch every fourth stitch.

No model shots. He loves his new hat and scarf, just apparently not on demand!


  1. Aww he sounds so adorable! Love the colors you chose Tanya! Knitting, sewing, crafting, cooking...You are very talented!

  2. I love that feeling...when my kids say "Mommy made it", it makes the time spent worth it. I have one child who has wool radar...even if it has the smallest bit she'll feel it! Even baby alpaca is deemed "itchy" by her. Sigh.
    Re: your comment on my blog: I live about 10 min. on the backroads from your Grandma! Cool! Her root cellar shounds like exactly what I'm aiming for in my basement, but our furnace/hot water heater/washer/dryer/freezer keep it pretty warm down there...time to do some research!
    PS your scarf and hat set are great!

  3. Great job! And I love the color.