Thursday, January 11, 2007

Little Man's Winter Accessories

Last year I knit a hat for Little Man, but it was too big. I shoved it into the bottom of a basket and promptly forgot about it. But when the winter winds started to blow, I decided to re-use this very cool yarn combo: Cascade 220 in navy, stranded with Crystal Palace Kid Merino in Indigo #4675 (scroll down). With an ever-growing head, I decided to make the hat too big again, but with expandable all-over ribbing and a big wide cuff, so he could wear it for more than one season.

Apparently Little Man has a different vision. He won't allow us the roll up the cuff, so he wears it like this.

I have to admit, it's kinda cute. The ribbing curves nicely around his melon, making a delightfully round shape from every angle.

At the top, I decreased at the same place every time, so the top third of the hat spirals around a bit. Instead of a pom-pom, I opted for a 'floof'. Yes, that's a technical term for a loose pom-pom that looks like Wyclef's hair when he wears it up. See?

Copyright: 2003

In all honesty, I tried to find a screen shot of Wyclef from his Sesame Street appearance when he sings "Healthy Food" with Cookie Monster, which is the true inspiration for the 'floof', but I can't find it. I'm not entirely unhappy with this photo, because even us lesbians have to admit that he's one beautiful man. And while scooting around the web, I found one of my favorite Sesame Street skits on YouTube. Anyone else remember Let's Sing a Song About J?

Anyway ... I also made a pair of mittens for Little Man, so he has a matching set. He loves them, although he's convinced that "mittens" are actually called "sleeves."

Now if only I could focus on knitting some mittens for myself. Walking to the train this morning in 20 degree weather was a bit shocking on my bare skin.


Anonymous said...

They *are* sleeves. But they are *hand* sleeves. Makes perfect sense.

Unknown said...

Yah, sleeves ... makes perfect sense to me too. Hey that 'floof' came out perfect. BTW, Little Man knows his 'style' ... I like the way he wears his hat better than turning it up.
So 'In'!

Danielle said...

Hah! It does look like Wyclef's hair. Great work!

Stacy said...

I have spent -- ahem could spend HOURS watching vintage Sesame Street on You Tube.

Great hat and cute melon, btw!

I still don't know how you manage to find the time or energy to knit.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I have issues making or wearing such things for myself as well...

nina beana said...

tee hee-

i heart this post.

Hannah said...

What a great hat! Love the floof!

Hope you'll submit something to Yarnival!