07 October 2010

Heartbreaker

The mornings are getting colder, and we all need woolen accessories, at least in the morning. This set is for a little girl, my baby niece born i July. I've been wanting to create accessories with these hearts for a long time. To make the design work, they are constructed in a slightly different way than those of Sweetheart and Hearts though, but visually, they're just the same. My niece was born with a smaller head than her older brother, so the hat is still a little too big for her, but she'll grow into it. I made her the six months size, and she's still only two months old, after all.

The hat is worked from the top down, with earflaps for coverage and an attached I-cord for a beautiful finish. I liked working the I-cord edging and strings, and I think it's what made the hat a little more special. The scarf to go with it is a classic bow tie scarf. They don't actually have much of a neck, those tiny ones, so this little scarf is all they need to keep warm. In order to make the hearts look good, it's worked in two directions. It is not at all difficult, though, and no seaming is required, as a provisional cast on is used for joining the two parts. The mitts are also very simple, and without a thumb, since babies don't know how to keep their thumb in place anyway. These are also worked from the top-down.


Heartbreaker [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Heartbreaker (Hjerteknuser) by Tora Frøseth
Size: 6 months
Needles: 3.75 mm and 3.0 mm
Yarn: Hifa Superwash, 75 g of pink (910) and 25 g of brown (961)

7 comments:

Jordmor-Hanne said...

Kjempefint! Det gjør seg med hjerter :)

Elins Strikkeri said...

Nydelig babysett!!

life in yonder said...

Kjempesøtt!

Daria said...

du er så dyktig,jeg beundrer din kreativitet med å skape disse fine mønster:)elle melle er kjempefin,den noteres til 2 do lista mi

PeneLene said...

Virkelig knallsøtt!

knittingmydayaway.com said...

That is so cute! Love the colors too.

Masker og sting said...

Kjempesøtt sett du har laget. Likte fargene og selvfølgelig hjertene :)