Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pi Topper

Here are a lot of pictures for one little cap!

Our first model today is my daughter G, who wants one of these hats with a stripey yarn, and minus the button/flap. That can probably be arranged. . .

Next we have the hat on an older model who shall remain nameless.

And finally, Brad's penny jar models the Pi Topper in the front yard.

I wanted to make a quick Valentine's gift for my friend Mary Beth who is going through chemo. This pattern was great -- found it free on the Elann website. I used a different yarn than what was called for -- it doesn't have the elasticity that the Elann Espirit would have, but it is really soft and I don't think it will fall off of her -- although in Oklahoma with the winds, who knows!

Pattern: Pi Topper Chemo Cap by Corey LaFlamme (This can be found on the Elann website under Free Patterns)

Recipient: Mary Beth

Yarn: Berocco Comfort DK

Needles: Size 4 or 5, I can't remember. Started with DPNs and switched to a circular.

Note: I didn't know how to do the EZ pi beginning, so I cast on to one needle, knit one row, and then joined for knitting in the round. It was easy to just sew up the little hole at the top.

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