Saturday, October 3, 2009

Itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout..

Down came the rain and washed a toxic spider out.. No, wait, that's not right.. Anyway, my boy asked me for a black hat with a green spider on it, so that's what he got. (just as a side note, he's usually very specific about what he wants me to make him, like the tome he wanted a black and white hat with a yellow lizard on it, or telling me the exact shade of red to use for his sweater.)

I didn't want to make him a woolly hat just yet, altho with the temperatures we've had lately maybe i should've, so I decided to use this new yarn by SandnesGarn, called Duett. (oh, I used the same yarn for the first hat, that the husband got.) It's a blend of 55% cotton and 45% wool, and I think it's just lovely. I definitely want more of this yarn, I'm sure it would be wonderful for kiddie clothes. I didn't have just the right shade of toxic green that I wanted for the spider, so I had to dye some up myself. It went just a teeny bit too dark, but it's quite close to what I had planned. For the spider I used PumpkinMama's spider chart again. And now I've been jabbering on enough, so here's the hat
The spider works as a reflector too, as I used a reflector thread along with the green yarn. How clever am I? ;) Here's a close-up of the spider
I know, I know, my duplicate stitch isn't perfect, but it's good enough. The boy was happy with it, and that's what counts. :)


  1. LOVE it!! And good to see the boy, what a cutie!

  2. Thanks! He is a handsome youngster, isn't he? :)

  3. OK, I hate spiders. They send me into sweats and make my blood pressure go through the roof! I do appreciate the warning in the title so I knew what I was getting myself into. I think this spider is great! And the reflector? Yes, very clever of you. I can see why he's so happy with it. Very boyish.

  4. Amybel - this isn't a sewat-inducing spider at all. ;) And the best part of the whole thing? I didn't have to fight with the boy to get him to wear it to school today, yay! :)

  5. Theresa - Well, I dress my 1yo in Day of the Dead skulls, so why not dress my 7yo in spiders. :) My 5yo also likes her clothes to have skulls on them. ;)

  6. I love it! What a great idea about the reflector!