Monday, December 30, 2019

Knitting More Shark Beanies

My Christmas knitting is now in full swing...

No, not next Christmas. This Christmas. Yes, the one that occurred five days ago...

A few years ago I decided that it wasn't worth it to knit things for people if it wasn't something they were going to want. So, I let the family decide what they want. I suppose I should have asked earlier, but I didn't. That's on me.

On the bright side, how fun is it to get Christmas gifts in February?

The youngest nephews (the twins) requested shark hats...

Do you remember the shark hat? I knit it for... Well, let me go into the wayback files...


I'm so glad I have the blog. I forget these things.

I made two. They were for Christmas 2013. Apparently, middle nephew wasn't a fan.


I made one for eldest nephew and one for middle nephew. The twins were only eight months old that Christmas, so I made them something more age appropriate.

When I sent SIL the "what do they want for Christmas?" message, she replied that middle nephew has been wearing his shark hat, and the twins now want their own. So, I dug out the pattern, acquired the yarn, and got started.

I decided I'd finish off the main body knitting first, and then I'd add the embellishments to both at the same time. I have finished the body of one...


Yes, this gray is a bit darker than the yarn I used for the older boys.

...And I've started the body of the second hat...


So, progress is being made...


Middle nephew likes his shark hat so much that he wants a scarf to go with it. Considering how the hat was received, this is very good news.

But, a shark scarf... Yeah, I'm stumped. Because I can knit a scarf in similar yarn so that it'll compliment the hat. Or, I can find a shark scarf? I really, really don't know what to do with that.

That's the danger of asking what they want. I may not have the skills to carry off their requests. (Yeah, I'm a bit stumped as to the other requests, too. There's a reason I started with the shark hats.)

So, wish me luck. I'm not terribly worried about these hats. They'll get done in good time. But if you have a good link to a shark scarf, send them my way. (I'll show the other Christmas requests as I make them.)

19 comments:

  1. Those hats are adorable.

    I found this for you. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shark-scarf-2

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  2. Those shark hats are cute!!! I think its great you ask what they want and so true, a Christmas gift in February is a good one!

    betty

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  3. Super fun pattern. Your family must be stoked to have a knitter in the family. :)

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    1. Not really. I think they like me better since they moved to a state that has winter.

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  4. I think shark hats are any-age appropriate. So for the shark scarf, do you make the head one end and the tail the other?

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  5. I think the scarf Songbird's Crazy World found on Ravelry is pretty cool. I'm not a knitter so I have no idea how tricky it is but it would go with the hat perfectly.

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  6. The hats look great! Hmm... would it be too much to throw shark gloves into the mix?

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  7. Love the shark hat and glad they want one. Maybe the scarf can have a fish tail ending? Is there a pattern that might remind one of scales?

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    1. There are a couple. Those are good ideas. Thanks.

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  8. Those are cute! How coincidental that we plan to watch "Sharknado" movies tonight. Maybe.

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    1. You need a whole compliment of them for that sort of party ;)

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  9. Those are cute. I made bunny hats for a friend and her 1 year old for Christmas.

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    1. Did the ears stand up? (I have a hat coming up that needs ears that stand up.)

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  10. That's cute. Don't think I would know where to start with a shark scarf. Good luck.Have you tried PINTEREST?

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    1. I did a cursory search on Ravelry. I haven't seen anything that evokes the hat the way I hoped.

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  11. https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/shark-knitting-pattern-by-sharon-mooney?a_aid=4e5c1756

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  12. Hi Liz - it's great your efforts are being rewarded; love the shark hats - good luck with the scarf outcome! Cheers Hilary

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