Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Fortnight in two nights

Little Logan has his first hat of the season.  I think hats are the only thing he outgrew from last year.  I saw the Fortnight from Brooklyn Tweed and knew I wanted to make it for Nathan this year.  Like most things, Logan got it first.

Because it is an adult's hat, I had to make modifications to make it work.  Using the percentages theory from Elizabeth Zimmermann, I just based each change in adult sizes with percentages and applied them in the opposite direction.  It worked perfectly. 

The little earflap short rows have me sold.  I think I'll add them into every hat.  The cable pattern was easy to memorize and fiddle with if needed to.  I know I'll be making this again!

Ravelry notes on the hat...these are his pants...this is his shirt


  1. oh so gorgeous, your knitting, the patterns, the wool, and your baby. and your photos. just completely beautiful. how i wish i were better with the mathmatical part of knitting!

  2. i forgot to say thank you for the link!

  3. I just love the hat and the whole knitted outfit! I would like to make my daughter a hat this year as she is outgrowing hers and I just love what you did to get this pattern to work for your son. Beautiful knitting.

  4. Love everything your baby is wearing!! He's so handsome.