Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Niece's Ears

Friday night my sister-in-law called me and told me that my niece needed a hat with earflaps.  I'd knitted her a red hot chili pepper hat, but her ears were getting cold.  This, obviously, is unacceptable.

Baby/Kid's Earflap Hat in Bernat Softee Baby yarn, Baby Pink Marl colorway

Lack of suitable models is not an uncommon problem.  I made do with the lava lamp. 

Quite a bit pointier than an infant's head, but it'll do in a pinch.  Better than buying a doll.*

Take that, cold winter!  I shall defeat you with my garter stitch flaps! 

Knitting kind of makes me feel like a superhero.  It's the best kind of superpower:  I don't have to confront anyone.  When I win the battle, there's something soft and pretty as a result.  I get to watch the telly while saving the world.  It's a good gig.

*Those of you easily creeped out would do well not to click that link.  No good will come of it.


  1. This hat is adorable. Your niece is going to be the most stylish kid in school!

  2. I should have taken your word and not clicked the link!


    BTW, love the hat and the sweater.

  3. I think you may have defeated winter a little too well. It's way too hot today!