Saturday, March 21, 2009

A hat and a Bluebeary

I had finished this hat back in February, but forgot to post it with my other finished objects. It was very easy to make. Made it in two days. I had originally made it in the slouchy style, but did not like it. So I ripped it out and redid it in the regular fitted style and LOVE it.

Pattern: Devra2 by Jennifer Tallapaneni
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Chunky
Needles: US 8 & US 10

I've been looking at making a bear after I saw one last fall at a retreat. The things to find were the right pattern, yarn and colour. I had found a pattern I was going to do, but it got trashed when Sandra from Make One Yarn Studio showed me a pattern by Blue Sky Alpacas - Bobbi Bear and the yarn I should make it in and I was hooked. What's great about this pattern is that there is very little seaming to do. It is pretty much knit in one piece. How great is that! I made it in blue 'cause Sandra thought it would be cool and wanted me to call it Bluebeary. So, I give you "Bluebeary". I made this for Sandra as a gift for looking after Little M last year at their retreat for the day. I will be making another Bluebeary in blue, but also another one in brown for both my little boys. The only thing I would change is the size of the needles. I found suze US15's were a bit big for this yarn, so I may go down a size or two to make it a bit tighter.

Pattern: Bobbi Bear - Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Sirdar Big Softie in blue
Needles: US15 - but I'd go down a size if you want the knitting tighter

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