Kiddie Cadet Hats

8 Jul

In attempt to get a jump start on fall and winter essentials for H & J, I knit them new hats using the Kiddie Cadet pattern on Ravelry.  I used one skein of Ella Rae’s Classic from my stash to make both hats.

The hats knit up really quickly–I finished one with two nights of knitting.  I made H. the child size, and J. the toddler size.  I think they are both a bit too small for the kids.  I’m not crazy at how the brims turned out, so I may rip them out and try again.  The hat brims don’t seem to stick out quite as much as the other photos I have seen of the hat.  I’m going to see how they look after I block them. Perhaps, I’ll just try to cut a piece of cardboard to give the brim the structure it needs. I’m also planning to knit a little flower to add on to H.’s hat.

I’m not quite sure what I will take on for my next knitting project. On the sewing front, I am just about finished with the sailboat pants for J.  I want to finish them up, so I can alter H.’s 2 flower girl dresses.  I was able to have her try them on last night, so I could pin them up.  I have yet to attempt to get squirmy J. into his seer sucker tux to see if it needs to be taken in. I’m saving that task for next week.

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One Response to “Kiddie Cadet Hats”

  1. Shahar July 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    The hats came out really cute! I finished mine as well and I agree about the brim. Blocking helps, but I wonder if knitting it with the larger needles will do the trick. I got the brim wrong the first time around so after doing it again, didn’t have the heart to rip it out again. Haven’t tried it on N yet.

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