DD #1 likes winter accessories. Last year it was mitts. I made her five or six pairs that she wore all day, everyday. This year it's hats. If the dress code at school would allow it, she would wear her hats all day at school. As it is, she has one on whenever she's outside or at home. When I knit all of those hats for Dulaan back in November, I promised her I'd make some for her too. In the few free minutes I had during the holidays I managed to make two. Sorry about the weak photos. We got out a little late in the day for a decent photo shoot.
I used Lion Brand Cashmere Blend (72% Merino, 14% Cashmere, 14% Nylon) for this one. I found it in a large craft store and decided to try it out. It is very soft like Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. For the price, $7.99 for 84 yards, I'd get the Cashmerino. The color choices on the Lion Brand are really limited and you get less yardage. The quality of my photo is so poor it's hard to see the colors, but the hat is charcoal and light blue. The only other options that the local craft store had were red, navy and camel. Boring!! The Lion Brand catalog has a few other colors, but all are equally basic.
Hat number two is Rowan Kid Classic with scraps of Kidsilk Haze and Brooks Farm Four Play. I was trying to get a lacy effect with the Kidsilk Haze, but it didn't work out too well. If I were to do it again, I would double strand the Kidsilk. DD#1 loves it though.
Have you seen Sarah's new pattern, Axel Mitts over at the Blue Garter? I just couldn't resist casting on a pair today. I finished one. Hopefully I'll get its mate done tonight. With any luck there will be well lit photos tomorrow.