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Popover Hat and Squares for Greensburg

A gal I work with has a little one who’s right around a year (maybe more, maybe less – I don’t really know) and I saw this pattern in my Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar for a Popover hat. It was just so cute that I offered to make it for her out of some yarn I had in my stash. This took me very little time, but it’s gotten on skein out of my stash, so I’m all for that.

Pattern: Popover Hat from Knitting Pattern-a-day calendar (pattern by Little Turtle Knits)
Yarn: Bernat Satin in Star Dust
Needles: US 8 bamboo DPN’s and US 8 Denise’s
Time: Started – 5/23/07, Completed – 5/26/07
Notes/Mods: The only mod I made was to the tie on the hat – I knit an i-cord instead of using ribbon. This was a pretty easy knit for me. I don’t care too much for the way the increases are done since this is knit from the top down. It makes it kind of…. funky. If I were to knit this again, I may do it from the bottom up.

Here’s the hat flat:

Here’s the top of the hat:

I took some photos on my bear since I don’t have a baby/small child to try this on:

And since I’m showing FO’s, here are two squares I’m sending off to Rebuilding Greensburg:


I’m moving right along with my Back-to-School U-Neck Vest. Not too much left to go, but I’ve lost a little interest since I have been working on my shop so much lately. (Including printing out business cards and still working on postcards.)

I got the yarn for my sock-pal socks. I’ll post about that later, though. Happy crafting and have a good Memorial Day!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

3 thoughts on “Popover Hat and Squares for Greensburg

  1. hey sock pal, how do you feel about variegated pink socks, seems like you might like ’em but just wanted to check. I don’t have an anon email, would you mind responding in the comments here? Thanks your secret sock pal ( wow, I almost wrote something really, really wrong instead of sock, I think i should go straight to bed now) PS. the hat is super cute

  2. I like pink and varigated pink socks are totally cool by me!I think the hat came out pretty good and the little girl who it went to seems to really love it. It’s the first baby hat I’ve ever made :o)

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