Friday, December 5, 2014

Ohio State Scarf and Hat


Do you remember the wonderful Ohio State themed yarn I bought while visiting my son in Columbus?  It is now a scarf and hat, made for him for Christmas.  This is Cascade Yarns, 128 Superwash, in merino wool, 128 yards per skein.  It is really a delight to work with, very soft and fluffy.
 

I am fascinated how variegated yarn behaves when used in different situations.  Here is the hat, knit in the round in pretty basic stockinette stitch.  I love how the colors pool, but are slightly different in each row.  I cast on 54 stitches using size 10 1/2 double pointed needles, made around a 2 inch rib, knit it until I thought it was long enough, about 8 1/2 inches, and then  knit tog 2 tog until I had just a few stitches on the needles.  I then used a darning needle to pull the yarn through the last remaining stitches, and it was done, easy peasy.  This is based on the pattern I referred to in my last post.


Now look at the same yarn used in a very simple garter stitch scarf, it looks completely different.  Cast on 21 stitches using size 10 1/2 needles, knit each row until you run out of yarn, that was at about the 48 in. mark for me.  I'd say it is pretty manly, just perfect for Mr. 21.


I thought the scarf was okay until I made the hat, which I am in total love with and now makes the scarf look pretty drab.  The hat just has some extra zing I think, and I love the colors, love, love, love the way it turned out.  I could do something else with the scarf, but I am not frogging it as I know my son, it will be lost in no time at all.  Two more finished projects to add to my list.

Now for the modeling session...........


Someone I know was not in the mood to model.  He was busy eating his breakfast and watching his shows before school.  I took a million photos of him, almost all of them were a big blur as he was turning his head every which way.
 

I swear he looks like an Elf, one of Santa's helpers with his tiny little head.
 

Even blurry he is awfully cute.

Happy Friday.

36 comments:

Claudia said...

I love him. He is too adorable, that little boy!

xo
Claudia

Home Meadows said...

He has the sweetest smile and makes a super cute model. You whipped those out super quick. It is cool how the hat turned out, kind of like a racing stripe effect. I don't think the scarf looks drab at all, very nice and masculine. I'm sure he will love them both and I'm sure you'll enjoy having him home for the holiday. Take care, Heather

linda said...

Haha he certainly is cute Meredith. Love the hat and the scarf is great too your son will love them. Have a great weekend. :) xx

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

The hat turned out amazingly well! Never saw something quite like that, I'm sure your son will love it! And the scarf is lovely too, different but pretty as well!
And what a cute little model you have... : )
Wish you a nice weekend! xx

Lynne said...

Hi Meredith! I like how the colors are distributed differently depending on the pattern.
Little Buddy is so stinking cute in that hat! What a sweetie :)

kristieinbc said...

He's a blur of cuteness! I think the scarf and the hat are both perfect. :-)

kathy b said...

Oh you make me smile. Love the hat magically pooling perfectly. Love the scarf. They are great together.
LOVE lil buddy...he is rather like a Santa helper in these shots. You'd never know he was a fidget widget

Amy at love made my home said...

Both hat and scarf look really great and I am sure that your son will love them! It is amazing how the same yarn can look so different depending on how you use it! I am surprised that Buddy was prepared to let the hat go to his brother, he looks as though he loves it!! xx

Géraldine B. said...

So so cute !!! Pretty smile !! I like it !!! Your makes are great !! have a lovely week end !

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Annie Cholewa said...

He is incredibly cute! And the hat is lovely ... those wobbly 'stripes' of colour are perfect.

CJ said...

He is cute, so very cute. And I think he will need a matching hat so he can be like his big brother. Like you, I am fascinated how the variegated yarn has worked in the hat, it's brilliant. Wishing you all a good weekend Meredith. CJ xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith, I love both the hat and the scarf.. and I love them together. Perfect for a guy who would not like to be super matchy-matchy. Little Buddy is so adorable.. and I love that he watches his "shows" while eating breakfast. Give him a hug for me!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

I love it! Little Buddy DOES look like a elf and oh my goodness, so cute! I want to hug him. Seriously. My little Piper tried to pull me through the iPad this morning when we were facetiming. I NEED a small person to hug and touch my friend. :-)

The hat and scarf turned out wonderfully and I'm with you, the hat does have a bit more zing.

Have a lovely day Meredith and breathe! I'm telling people that a lot these days.

Blessings,
Betsy

Caffeine Girl said...

I like the way the hat and the scarf match without being too matchy-matchy, if you know what I mean.

As always, the model is adorable!

kathyinozarks said...

For sure Little Buddy is just too cute-

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Go Buckeyes! The hat and scarf are perfect. I've gotta hunt those colors down to make my own Buckeye a scarf, too.

((hugs)) to you sweet friend.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I love both hat and scarf. I really like how the colours work on the hat, it's almost camouflage-y.
Love the model too, soooo adorable :)
Jillxo

Christina said...

Happy Friday to you, too. Maybe I should say happy Saturday. I love this hat, I have never seen anything like it and I wonder if it is reproducible at all? xx

Lucie said...

bonjour!
Lucie x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Great hat and scarf Meredith! Love the difference in the two pieces, your son will love them! LB is adorable and actually a great model, everything looks good on him : ) Have a nice weekend, xoRobin

brsmaryland said...

The hat and scarf look great and I like that they aren't 'matchy.' I bet Mr. 21 will like that too ;-)
Sweet model !
Go Buckeyes!

Clare said...

He's such a cutie, loving the hat and scarf
Clare x

elns said...

Little Buddy totally looks like a little elf! I too, am fascinated with the way variegated yarns knit up. I love the scarf for the record.

Really sweet gifts Meredith!

Dee said...

What are ya sayin'?????? Little Buddy made the perfect model.

I love the way the hat "flashed". Mr. 21 will love it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love both but the hat is super cute! Or is it Little Buddy that makes it so special?
hugs,
Linda

Ljubinka said...

Beautiful scarf and hat <3!!
Happy weekend.:*

Chris said...

Wow it sure is interesting how these wonderful hand dyes knit up. Love the hat and scarf they look great!! LB is cuteness overload again!! How are your hands and arms doing with all this knitting and crocheting?

mamasmercantile said...

You really are doing amazing, the hat and scarf are beautiful and your wonderful son like Santa's little helper.

Gracie Saylor said...

Little Buddy did a fine job modeling your great latest projects, Meredith...in spite of his wiggles :) ... and it is fascinating to see once more how different stitches and patterns can make the yarn look! xx

moonstruckcreations said...

Such a beautiful hat and scarf set!!

And LB is sure rocking the modelling of it!! He reminds me of a Christmas Elf - and he is called Buddy....(love that film!)

I am crocheting a lap blanket for my Darling Mum in a variegated yarn, must get a move on with it if it is to be ready for Christmas!!

Helenxx

gaia said...

Little Buddy is super cute!

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Meredith!

Wow - i love how the hat came out with the colours!!! Amazing!
And I think the scarf is just perfect, because it is not totally matchy-matchy!!! I'm sure your son will love both! <3

LB looks so cute with the hat on, he is a real darling! :)

Have a peaceful weekend!
Ingrid xx
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Jennifer said...

I love how these pieces came out. He's going to be the best-dressed boy on campus! And what an adorable model, maybe he'll go to school there someday too and you can make him a set of his own.

Helen said...

what a cute model!! The hat and scarf are great I love them both!

Beth P said...

He is just so stinkin' cute! :D
Hugs,
Beth

Judy S. said...

Elf is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw your LB photos. He sure is a cutie! Nice hat and fun to see the difference in the way they knitted up. I think the complement each other really well! (We've been modemless for about a week and I'm really behind in the blogging dept.)