Friday, September 19, 2008

FO: Dynamic Duo!

La Cabeza Grande on FlickrThis twosome may not have a fancy car or a call signal to light the night sky, but this cap and scarflet do have the power to chase away the chill during the coming autumn nights.

Made from 5 skeins of Mission Falls 1824 cotton, the double-crochet cap and scarflet combo hit the right notes when it comes to softness and comfort next to the skin - all without over-heating the wearer.

First came the scarflet. This was originally intended as a hooded baby blanket (login required) for a newborn until I started fooling around at row 12. I couldn't help but notice its scarf-like appearance. I decided that the baby would get something else and that this would be the perfect gift for a friend leaving town this weekend.

FO: Crochet Cap and Scarflet
The matching cap with its little visor stays truer to its original intent. My only real changes involve stitch and color substitution that mimic the pattern of the small scarf.

How to:
Following the baby blanket instructions, chain 108 stitches. I did 16 rows of the 3-stitch pattern, alternating 5 colors in a 5 row pattern. Bind off, place one end over the other and tack on two buttons at opposite sides of one "flap" to secure the scarflet (see below). Instead of separate button loops, I used the existing chain stitches as a fastener.
FO: Crochet Cap and Scarflet
I'm contemplating whether or not I'll still make the hooded baby blanket. I've got oodles of yarn left, so one is likely to see any manner of things fly off the hooks or needles for the little ones in this complex.

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Blogger AmyArtisan said...

How lovely! What a great new set to start off the fall! :)

9/19/2008 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Cute cute!! Love the colors.

9/19/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Beautiful! I adore those colors together!

9/19/2008 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Very cute combo. I love the scarflet and the hat is just darling!

9/20/2008 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

So beautiful and WARM looking. We have a bit of chill in the air this morning over here:) It's so great how you think. You saw that it would also make for a nice Scarflet. Very creative.

9/20/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Just so cute! I'm not a crocheter, but I love what you do...

9/20/2008 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I like the idea of a cotton scarf and hat. Sometimes wool is too hot but you still need a little something around your neck. Pretty.

9/20/2008 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Great colors!

9/22/2008 03:29:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Very pretty! I love the colors together. I like your modeling head too. I think she may want to keep the set.

9/22/2008 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

It's a beautiful combo. Nice color choices.

9/23/2008 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

what a lovely set! the colors are so nice. i love the mannequin!

9/26/2008 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

So nice to see some FOs here as I catch up after my hiatus. Lovely range of blues, too.

Reminds me that somewhere I have a scarflet that just needs the button sewn on.

9/27/2008 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice !!! Love it !!!

9/29/2008 01:59:00 PM  

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