Because even though it will be early May, erry body knows that babies need hats. And plenty of ’em. So I’ve been knitting them.
I sort of previewed on of these baby knits in my last post, as I was working on it at Maiden South Knit Night last week. This hat is called “Baby Twister,” and it’s a cute little cabled hat. And a really easy one, too, I might add!
If you’re wanting to test out cables, this would be a great pattern to try them out. It looks fancy, but it’s literally just one little set of cables, only held in front, every 8 rows or so. Easy, peasy! This photo was taken before I washed and blocked it, by the way. And I knitted this out of Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton, which is washable and dry-able! It’s a little big though, so naturally, I had to knit a tinier, newborn sized hat with my leftover cotton yarn!
This photo was taken while this wee hat was still a bit wet while blocking. But it’s tiny and wee and cute!
Next up, I had told you before about these Tiny Britches I knitted up a while back – I’m obsessed with them!
I decided that I wanted to knit a matching baby bonnet out of my leftover Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn (superwash, aka machine washable and dry-able, obvi). So I excitedly cast on this Simple Folded Bonnet with my leftovers a couple weeks ago.
Well, turns out not weighing my yarn was a poor decision and I quickly ran out of yarn. Luckily, I texted my yarn dealer and friend, Cadence, to pull me a skein at Fuzzy Goat (and luckily, she had another one in the shop!) So I had a brief hiatus (in which I casted on the above two hats with stash yarn instead) before I picked back up and finished this little bonnet. Which is my new favorite thing ever. I worked on it a bit in the shop, and I’m sharing another in-progress shot because I love this bonnet so much.
I finished it Masters Sunday morning, and my new skill with this project was teaching myself to knit an i-cord. Now I also feel like I have a new survival skill – I CAN KNIT ROPE!
I read something somewhere that there is no article of clothing that could ever be made with more love than one you knit for your own child. This little bonnet epitomizes that for me. I absolutely cannot wait to share pictures of these little hats on little baby Kirbo’s head, and I most especially cannot believe it’s less than a month away. We’re so ready to meet you, Bebe!