Sunday, July 24, 2011

baby hat in stretch sock yarn

I have been wanting to try this and finally sat down and did it. I purchased some stretch sock yarn some time ago and I was thinking that it might be a good yarn to use for tiny babies (or any babies) because it could stretch to fit their little heads a bit without discomfort. I have not tried it on any little heads, but I will send it off and hope for some feedback.

This is #1 super fine Patons Stretch Sock yarn. I used an F hook. The yarn label recommends a D. The yarn composition is 41% cotton, 39% wool, 13% nylon, and 7% elastic. I am wondering about the wool content now that I think about it.

It is not as soft as say Red Heart Soft but it is not as rough as Red Heart Super Saver.

If anyone has used the stretch sock yarn for hats, I would love to hear about your results and what you think about it. To give an idea of size, here is the hat on top of the skein. :-) The skein is 1.75 oz. so not huge.

As I was going through the 'net looking for various things, I happened across this beautiful pattern by Kim Guzman. It's a personalized baby afghan. I've seen it before, but happened across it again. We've had so  many new babies in my extended family. I really should make one of these and see how it comes out. Maybe for my first grandchild? No, no. None are expected any time soon. Just thinking ahead. I've already got several ghans put aside for the grands.

So many projects in the back of my head. I'm getting to that point of oh my, what do I hit next? So much to do.

On my to-do list:
Finish Doctor Who scarf
15 Special Olympics scarves promised (need yarn for this)
wool scarves for the Bridge Project
Share a Square 6" squares (up to 150)
lapghans for nursing home
Knit Your Bit scarves
HAP rectangles
Chain Reaction squares (when the video comes in)
special request project
and whatever else I'm forgetting ... (like the UFOs in my box)

Happy crocheting!

1 comment:

  1. Love the hat. I hadn't seen that Paton's stretch sock yarn before but it looks like it is worth checking out.

    Kim Guzman has some beautiful patterns, doesn't she?