So two of the mums in my mothers group have had new little people recently (and there are three more in progress!! Yes, it’s about that time, the 2 year itch, heh heh).
So I whipped up a little hat for each! All babies deserve a hand knit hat, right?
Patterns: For the pink flavour, I used Easy Peasy Newborn Sock hat, by Keri McKiernan. I modified it a bit as I used sport weight/5ply yarn rather than fingering/4ply – I just decreased down to 81 stitches after about an inch.
For the blue, I used the Very Basic Baby Beanie by Janet D. Russell. I also modified this by casting on 80 stitches rather than the pattern’s 72 stitches, as I wanted it a little larger. It is a wee bit pointy at the top, I perhaps should have finished a row sooner, but I wanted to keep the stripes even.
Yarn: I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for both. It’s a nice soft machine washable yarn, perfect for what I wanted! And since it was in the stash…I used 23g of the fuchsia, and about 30g in total of navy and two pale blues.
Sticks: 3mm KnitPicks Harmony Options for the pink, and the blue ribbing, and 3.5mm for the blue stripes.
Time: 18-20 March for the pink, 18-21 April for the blue.
I’d better get cracking on 3 more!