* cue cricket noises *
Hmmm. I hadn't, so set out to rectify the situation right away.
pattern: Solid Shells Earflap Hat, by Posh Patterns
yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Bobby Blue and Indigo
hook: size H Clover Soft Touch (Bobby Blue)
size I Clover Soft Touch (Indigo)
size: newborn (Bobby Blue)
3-6 months (Indigo)
My first time crocheting something that actually has to fit! Usually I crochet afghans and the like. These were pretty fun to make -- very quick, and I enjoyed not having to switch to DPNs and fiddle around. They are worked top-down. Initially I made the little one in Bobby Blue, then began to fret because it looked so tiny! So I made another in a larger size with a larger hook. After blocking, the tiny one looks just right. Not a bad thing for "Ragnar" to have a larger hat for the winter, too, though.
pattern: owl cable hat, by Teresa Cole
yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Natural
needles: Clover US 7 bamboo 16" circs + DPNs
I seem to recall that there may have been some minor typos or errata in the pattern, but it was such an easy little knit that I just improvised. Should have taken better notes!
He'll need a hat all winter long, so yay for planning ahead! Hopefully he won't mind wearing one. At least he won't have the dexterity to pull it off for a few months. ;-) (sjn821)
Baby hats are the best!! So fast, and they look so cute on. If you're looking to make any more, I HIGHLY recommend Woolly Wormhead's "Wee Woolly Toppers". I've made, like, 3/4 of them. Oh, and if *your* Scandinavian baby is anything like *my* Scandinavian baby? Size up. :) (In my family, it's called the "Carlson head", and we ALL have it.)
Wonderful! All set for those "Chicago" winters!
I made an owlie hat for a baby, and he looked absolutely precious in it!
The hats are adorable! I know you probably DON'T want any more knitting suggestions but I do love a fall baby in a pumpkin hat!!!
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