Friday, January 27, 2012

FO Friday - Isabella Bonnet

Thank you to tamisamis for hosting FO Friday!  Hop on over and check out what everyone else has to show off!

This is my first FO in a while and I can't wait to give it to the recipient.  For Ava's first birthday, I knit her the cupcake hat - over a year later, she's still wearing it.  It's so nice to knit for people who actually wear and use what you knit!  (Ok, at 1 and 2 years old, maybe the decision on what to wear lays more with the parents, but still, she's wearing it a lot!)  Anyways, I wanted to knit Ava a new hat for her second birthday (which was back in November).  I think the Isabella Bonnet will really suit her - especially in the hot pink color.

This was a really easy knit - it only took me so long to complete because I didn't have the time to work on it.  This is definitely one I'd knit again as a gift for a little girl (would even be great in a 'big girl' size). The instructions weren't always completely clear but it was easy enough to figure it out.

I like working with this yarn - not only is the color great but it feels nice.  It's acrylic but it is a micro-fiber yarn and it's nice and soft.  It reminds me of some of the bamboo yarns I've worked with.  It's machine washable which is nice for kids' clothing and accessories.  It's part of the 'collection' I picked up from the massive Dressew sale last year.

Now I have to determine what I will work on next.  I have a few projects 'hibernating' but I think I might just knit up some simple baby hats and do a bit of stash busting.  I know a couple people with new ones or that are expecting so I won't be at a loss for babies to give them to.  Baby hats are good too since I can make reasonable progress on them  by knitting during my study breaks!

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  1. Gorgeous! I love the colour and that is one beautifully-constructed giant bow. I'd love one of these in "big girl" size, I think this will be a hit as a gift. :)

  2. What a sweet hat. Love the color. Perfect for a little girl.

  3. Wow cute and beautiful. Love it. It looks so neat.

  4. The bow is a nice touch. It is so much more rewarding to knit gifts when you know they will get used! Great job on the hat!

  5. That is SUCH a cute hat! And really sweet but also simple, so nice for a grown-up two-year-old, right? Love it!

  6. That big, huge bow is adorable!! I'm going to have to go searching for a similar crochet pattern!!!

    I completely agree with you about our stuff actually being {used}!! Nothing I hate more than spending hours making something and then never seeing it on the kid :(

    Beautiful work, thanks for sharing :)