Shall I knit you a hat?

July seems to be all about knitting hats (with a side order of socks). I love knitting hats. It’s portable and relatively quick to knit (especially baby hats). They make great gifts. The British Hubby and I even have some for various holidays. I love to put on a new hat when it starts to turn chilly. I wear them around the house when I don’t want to turn the heat up. It’s no surprise my first two liberated Orphans of July are hats. Presenting The Giant Red Spot and another Aviatrix hat. The first hat pattern is Dear Hubbie by Hanna Maciejewska. It features Malabrigo Arroyo in Jupiter. The aviatrix hat is in Arroyo English Rose. This one is a spare that’s going into my gift box.

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I’m also working on a matching Mama and baby set of Foxy and Wolfie. This pattern looks much more complicated than it is. Once I settle on buttons and weave in a few ends, the baby hat will be finished.

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The next aviatrix hat is on the needles. Our next door neighbors are expecting their first child. You guessed it. They are having a boy! This is going to be part of a matching aviatrix and milo set. The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in Azul Profundo.

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I’m even winding yarn for more hats.

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I did manage to make a little progress on the current sock patterns in rotation. I think you can sort of make out a swimmer on my Shark Bait socks. Knitting socks like this is rather fiddly. I’m also making some progress on stage four of Tour de Sock. There are about 200 finished pairs. I’ve made it through one repeat of the leg chart.

Update on other wips:

  • Earth & Sky: This one is stalled while I wait on skein four to arrive. The skein I ordered is back ordered!
  • Chairty Malt: I’m done with the square section. Woot woot!
  • Washington Mist: Ready for binding off!

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Two Orphans liberated. At least six more to go!

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