I've spend all weekend knitting. I made a pair of hand warmers (from Weekend Knitting : 50 Unique Projects and Ideas) to match my new down coat. Then I decided I needed a matching hat. I really like hats with ear flaps. I need warmth So I made an earflap helmet hat from Interweave Knits Summer 2003. But it looked weird. My coat is dark silvery grey. I made the mitts out of two strands of Patons Decor, grey heather and olive, so they're pretty dull. I made the hat out of the same colors so when I put it on I felt like I belonged riding on a post-apocalyptic rat trap out of "Mad Max" or something. The hat needed a little cheering up. So I knit a rose they had in the first issue of Knit 1. I sewed it on and thus my hat was complete. It's kind of cute but werid at the same time. I started making a mistake rib scarf in the same colors, but I ran out of yarn.
Then today I went to my lys and bought some Mission Falls 1824 Cotton to make a baby hat for Kyle's cousin. She's going to pop any day now. I don't know if she's having a boy or a girl, so I bought green and grey yarn. I made the green hat tonight and I'll make the grey one some other day. The hat pattern is from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. It's the first pattern I used from that book and it came out cute. It's funny to think this little hat will fit anyone, it's so tiny.
I actually didn't design this hat, it's from the Interweave Knits Summer 2003 issue, so I can't post the pattern, since I don't own the copyright. They still have back issues available at http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/back_issues/SU_03.asp