Sunday, August 13, 2006
I've been working on Korrie's green longies, and what feels like miles and miles of stripes. I'm making progress, but with this break in the weather (finally) I just had to take a break. A little celebration. A stop to knit something silly and fun for a dear little friend who will be having her second birthday at the end of the month. This cupcake hat was so much fun to make, even with all the little fiddly nubbles around the edge. Rowan is modeling it here, and you can see that I just had to add sprinkles to it. In the words of my husband, "sprinkles take it over the edge and add a whole new element of just plain silliness. Before it was just a hat that happened to resemble a cupcake. Now it's a cupcake that is a HAT!"
It was a welcome break. I really enjoyed making this. I see more of them in my future.
I did make some changes to the pattern. I knit one row in between the decreases for the top of the hat shaping. I wanted it to be fuller, and maybe she'll be able to wear it longer. Plus, every hat pattern I've ever made has said to knit one row even in between the decreasing rows, so I felt it needed to be done. I'm not sure if this was an omission in the pattern, but just in case you want to make it and yours looks a bit skinnier on top, that might be why.