FO Friday: Little Girl Winter Gear

FO Friday: Little Girl Winter Gear

Hat

Pattern: Top This! Hat by DMC

Yarn: DMC Top This in Butterfly

Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)

Ravelry Link: here!

Started: January 30, 2017

Completed: February 4, 2017

Mittens

Pattern: Dulaan Easy-On Mittens by Julia Farwell-Clay

Yarn: BFL/Silk handspun from a friend

Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)

Ravelry Link: here!

Started: December 12, 2016

Completed: December 13, 2016

It will hit 90 degrees here this week, so it seems like a good time to post about the winter gear I made for my daughter this past winter. They’re not really matching, but they still feel like a coordinating set to me (for the rare days when she needs this much gear!).

The hat came from a Top This! set my MIL gave me for Christmas. Marlowe immediately fell in love and couldn’t wait for me to cast on her hat. It took a couple tries to end up with a version we liked. The pattern as written was much too big for her head, and she had a strong preference for the shinny and fuzzy yarn over the variegated. So I ended up splitting the yarn by type and making it into a new ball using Russian joins. I cast on way fewer stitches than the pattern called for and knit until it was Marlowe sized. She loves that fuzzy butterfly pom pom so very much.

The gloves are a tested favorite in this house. Each year I knit them in a heavier weight yarn to size up for her current hand size. They came out a little bit shallow this year – I wish I had done more ribbing and stockinette before starting the thumb. I’ve made a note of it for next year!

I love that my daughter grows enough to need new winter gear every year. They’re fun projects to knock out, and I love collaborating with her to make something to fit her style each time. Do you have any projects you make again year after year?

2 thoughts on “FO Friday: Little Girl Winter Gear

    1. Aw, yay! It has just gotten cold enough here for her to need them. It’s time to test whether they fit or if she needs a new pair.

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