Baby Foxes | A finish {Knitting}

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

This is possibly the cutest beanie hat ever. It is fun, warm for the little ones' little ears and very different. The construction is very interesting, many new techniques for me, which I always enjoy. And knitting in Malabrigo is always a joy of course!  


Although baby MiH appears in this post, this hat is not for him. I may make Wolfie for him, reckon is more wolfy than foxy. 



And here is the rightful recipient of the hat.. 



Look at these little ears, look at the way they are shaped - so clever.  




Pattern: Foxy & Wolfie by Katy Tricot (available on Ravelry)
Needles: 4.5 (DPNs) and 5 mm (circular) 
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Sunset and Natural (found here)
Modifications: none, too busy trying to work out all the techniques. However it is not clear from the pattern how you stick the nose on the front, I sewed it in, it seems to work. 

Result: Love it! Once you understand the techniques (there are a lot of diagrams included with the pattern and there are a few useful youtube videos out there), 
it is a fairly quick knit, and you get an amazing hat out of it. It is a bit of an advanced pattern, but nothing too difficult. 
The Malabrigo is actually a great yarn for the babies, not too scratchy and it comes in great colours as well. 




When I posted about the progress of this hat, I mentioned the intersia in the round - which was knitting in the round but not really. You may be able to understand what I mean looking at the back of it. 

Apart from that, here are 'action shots' of the hat.. Maybe it is a boy thing, as demonstrated by Mylo and Baby MiH! Yep they are having none of it!




The buttons used on the hat are from an old shirt (kept the buttons and got rid of the shirt) and some remaining vintage buttons from my Cami dress.  



This is my entry for knit twelve hats in one year! 

19 comments:

  1. ah, see what you mean now by intarsia in the round! It is lovely, very cute.

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  2. Oh my, this is the cutest darn hat I've ever seen!

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  3. How adorable! The techniques sounds very intriguing indeed.

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  4. What cute shots you got of baby in his fox hat. If my daughter's classmates saw it, they would be so envious. The boys in her class love and sing that silly fox song all the time.

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  5. Oh this is so cute! I wish I knew more knitting technics...

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  6. oh my gosh, that hat is so freaking cute!!! I love the malabrigo you used, too- I've had this in my queue, and seeing yours makes me really want to get on it with knitting it!

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  7. The nose button is so perfect. What a cute hat. I almost want to make one for myself. LOL.

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  8. Love the hat, it's the cutest thing ever!

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  9. That is awesome! I might have to add that one to the list.

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  10. Lovely fox hat, lovely little ones. That button is absolutely perfect as snout, the colour hits the bull's eye too. Just perfect.

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  11. oh my gosh so cute, its funny I just made some fox mittens!

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  12. That is super cute, especially on your adorable models. ;-)

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  13. oh, what a cute hat! I just love foxy stuff.

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