Monday, October 3, 2011

Hats and Leaves, Sure Signs of Fall

Despite the fact that it's Socktober and I should be finishing up all those second socks that are waiting in line, I'm still knitting hats. Purple baby hats. To add a bit of interest after knitting 2 plain purple hats, I decided to knit one using a mock cable pattern. The pattern is fairly stretchy, so even though the finished hat looks kind of pointy and small, it should be fine. This is a fun stitch to use on socks also. Now I'm on to hat #4. Looks like Charlene might be right, that 5 baby hats were lurking in this skein. Must say, though, I'm getting a tiny bit tired of purple.....
Dick came in the house yesterday with this sign of fall. The Big-leaf maples are starting to lose their leaves....... This baby measures 18" across! And there are at least a zillion more just like it on every tree.
There will be lots of raking in our future!

13 comments:

Dee said...

Cute baby hat!

Wow! That is quite a leaf!!! A few of those and your leaf bag will be quite full!

Lynn said...

Love the hat!! Very cute!
Our leaves are well on their way now. I have to get out there this week and do some raking. Or I could wait until DH cuts the grass and mulches them!

Lynn said...

What beautiful knitting! I've never seen a leaf that big!

Becca said...

Love the hat! Oh those leaves! I love them! Please share more this fall of your beautiful colors!

Merry said...

That is such a pretty design on the hat. Lovely work. Those leaves are so big I didn't realise they grew that big. How pretty....with all the different colours.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

...and each one prettier than the last! When there are leaves on my small maple tree, Spring is here! When they begin to drop, the final days of Summer have departed.

Cranberry Morning said...

Gorgeous hat, Judy! and I love your 'Socktober' :-)

Rian said...

That is the sweetest hat yet! and...WOW what big leaves you have, my dear!

Susan Elliott said...

That big leaf would make a great sunprint for a shirt!! Love that cutie bitty hat...

Linda said...

Love the hat...so sweet! That is a huge leaf!! We have no change in the leaves yet...but soon the Birch trees will be golden with the rest following...raking is good exercise though...right?!

hakucho said...

Very cute hat! Love the stitch pattern :)

Cat said...

The purple hat is adorable - I love the cables.

Giant leaf!!

Susan said...

But do you have 5 little heads to put them on? =)