We're taking a quick trip to visit my mom this week, and since the weather in Utah still resembles Winter more than Spring, I thought I'd knit the kids a couple new hats.
Miss O's hat is knit in Old Shale pattern, with hand painted, hand spun Merino yarn. I bought the roving in Arizona while I was pregnant with Big G, and I've been hemming and hawing over what to make with it. I spun the yarn into fingering/sport weight singles. It really turned out beautiful.
Big G's hat uses Brown Sheep Company's Top of the Lamb and Lamb's Pride. The red is leftover from a vest I knit for Erik several years ago. The three shades of gray are a gift from Erik's step-mom, Susan. They're all delightfully soft. Even Big G, who generally rips hats right off his head as soon as he realizes he has one on, kept touching his hat, then leaving it on. He wore it for at least two hours straight inside the house. Erik has requested a grownup version if this hat for himself, so I've already cast on for that.