No, this seduction is in no way related to with yesterday's post. I was in a yarn shop, Cottage Yarns, in South San Francisco, and was so tempted by the store sample of this hat that I did something I rarely, if ever do. I bought the yarn and pattern on the spot. K. was with me and he actually told me he wanted the hat. He said "hat" and when I asked he promised he would wear it. A blogless knitter, who shall remain nameless, pointed out that I don't knit anything for my son. Well, he won't wear the sweater I made him so I kind of gave up. But this hat is so cute and he is really into pumpkins this year so I thought there was a chance.
I started it Tuesday night, knit the bulk of it yesterday during nap time. K. seemed really happy that I was knitting for him. He asked me to make one for his baby doll, too. I actually finished K's yesterday but wasn't happy about the way the decreases looked, so I ripped it back and re-did the top today. I had enough yarn left over, so I measured the doll's head and whipped one out for him in about 45 minutes. He didn't get any leaves on his.
The child loved his hat! And he was tickled that his baby has one to. We went to a pumpkin patch this afternoon for a photo session. He kept saying "hat" to everyone. So sweet.
The pattern is "Patrick's Pumpkin" from Fiber Trends, and the yarn is Classic Elite's "Four Seasons", a 70% cotton, 30% wool blend.