Monday, October 24, 2005

Mr. Lovie's hat

Pattern: His Hat by Marnie MacLean
Yarn: Classic Elite Lush in #449
Needles: Brittany Birch #10 DPNs
Comments: When your husband, who has never expressed an interest in any handknit item, asks you to knit him a hat, you drop everything and knit him a hat. Mr. Lovie only had three requirements: 1) that it wasn't itchy 2) that it was snug on his head 3) that it was a manly color. He likes it, so I guess I succeeded.

I cast on 10 more stitches than the pattern called for, due to the difference in the gauge. I probably could have gotten away with following the pattern as written.

The Lush yarn is amazing. It is extremely soft and fun to work with. I am adding it to my ever-growing list of favorite yarns.


Blogger tales north said...

Hey, your knitting is beautiful - I'm lucky if I can cast on 20 stitches. My hubbs has been bugging for a couple years now for me to make him a sweater. Figures if I can make three very simple BABY afghans how hard can it be to make him a sweater. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Take care.

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Woohoo, husbandly interest in knitting is definitely worth dropping everything else for! Between his new hat and his team in the World Series, Mr. Lovie must be having a pretty good week! (Well, okay, his team is down 0-2, so maybe not, but still, at least they made it, unlike my pitiful team.)

6:22 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...


Oh, and the hat looks good, too ;o)

6:36 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Very nice - and you got him to pose for the pic! So far my hubby is sporting two hats, one knit by me, and one by Kaity.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

The hat looks so nice! I used that pattern once to make a hat for a friend of mine (out of Rowan Polar) and had a really hard time giving it up. It was nice and stretchy so it fit me perfectly. :) Great job on yours!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Cirilia said...

Nice! I LOVE when they request things! At the store I have to help people shop for 'man yarn' all the time. It can't be itchy, and it's usually some shade of black--grey, charcoal, etc.

I'll have to add Lush to my list!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

and just in time for the frigid winter weather here in Houston!

looks good. I like the fact that he's wearing a stocking cap with an Astros t-shirt. I'm making a Dad hat soon and I'm not certain of the pattern. maybe I'll check that one out.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Very nice hat! A husband expressing interest in a knitted item absolutely requires a fabulous hat. Looks like you succeeded!

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

Ha!!! Love the shirt! Nice hat too Amy! Bravo!!!


9:17 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I would love it if my hubby wanted me to knit him something! I asked him if he wanted a pair of socks and he was not at all interested. With all the trouble I've been having making my first pair, I doubt I'd make some for him anyway ;)

My brother-in-law wanted a hat and I really like that pattern so mabye I'll try it out! It turned out really great!

9:36 AM  
Blogger knittingnurse said...

Tee hee! I did the very same thing when my hubby asked for a pair of socks. That was, of course, after I picked myself off the floor !

Once again, you did a FAB job. I am sure that he will get much great wear from it.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Mr. Lovie is oh so lovely in his new hat. Way to go Mrs. Lovie!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

great job!! mr. lovie looks fab in his new hat. i can't wait for my own hubby to all of a sudden show interest in handknits too. still waiting for that day to come...

12:20 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

it looks great! and i toatally agree, when chris asked for his first knitted item those were the same three req.'s and i dropped everything and did it in 2 days:)

12:33 PM  

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