Here’s my other project, a Jester hat from Knit Baby Head & Toes. A dear friend is having her first baby so it’s time to whip out some baby items even though I’m about to start a sweater project.
I chose Rowan Wool Cotton, which is so soft, and such a pleasure to knit. The first swatch was done on size 6 needles at 5.5 stitches per inch as specified in the pattern. However, I think this yarn might look better at 6 stitches per inch. Tonight I’ll do another swatch with a size five needle. If that gives me 6 stitches to an inch I’ll just knit the larger sized hat. Heck, I just found out that I didn’t quite follow the directions on the Shining Star hat. It should acutally have five points instead of six. I saw “six needles” and translated that into six points.
So, I think there’s only one thing wrong with this Jester hat. Should I really attach small bells? Seems like a choking hazard to me. After spending last weekend with a couple of babies I learned, “if it doesn’t fit in a toilet paper tube then it shouldn’t be given to small kids”. We were all laughing about how we survive childhood despite having tons of small Fisher Price Play People.