So I’ve been wanting to write this post for awhile, actually ALMOST a month. Here’s the thing, lately there has been a little bit of baby knitting… and when I say a little bit… there’s been a few hats. I meant to write awhile back about the hats I finished for baby Cailei who will be gracing us with her presence in just under two weeks… then I meant to write about the hat that I made for Allie, the 17-month-old bundle of joy who can change anyone’s mood from sad to happy in just under 30 seconds. After that I wanted to write about the hats I made for baby Colton and his big sister Adrienne just after he came into the world in October.
Suddenly, November arrived.
Seriously? Where DID the summer go?
Anyways, so all of these baby and toddler hats get one giant post of yarn love. Here goes nothing.
While she isn’t QUITE here yet, I knew her mommy and daddy would be needing some nice hats to keep her warm when they bring baby Cailei home from the hospital this November. Her shower was back in September so her hats came first!
This first hat is one of my favorites in finished form. It was a really fun knit up until having to sew the petals on 🙂 If i do it in the future, I’m going to find a way to do the petals all in one… It made it easy in terms of the knitting, but hand sewing really isn’t my thing! It was knit on size 7 needles out of Berroco Comfort.
This next hat was a really good knit. I love seed stitch because it’s not quite straight knitting, so you get a bit of interesting knitting while you’re doing it, but at the same time, you’re not having to count every stitch. It’s called the Marshmallow Bonnet also from Itty-Bitty Hats, again knit on size 7 needles with Berroco Comfort.
Next up was baby Colton’s hats. Of all hats I KNOW I will knit again, this is the one. Size 7 needles, Berroco Comfort. It’s called the “football hat” out of Itty-Bitty Hats and was awesome to knit. I loved the construction of it and it went together so well. The only downside, I can’t embroider (it goes with that hand sewing thing). Thanks to my dear friend Linda to added the stitches onto the football for me!
Finally, Colton’s bonnet. It is the “Chocolate Blues” also from Itty-Bitty Hats. (Noticing a theme? This is where I tell you it’s ALSO on size 7 needles with Berroco Comfort… :)) It was another pretty good knit. I did actually decide to not add the pompoms around the face that the pattern had. I also made the “scarf” a little shorter just so it ties. The pom poms seemed a little much for a little boy to me. That could just be me though!
Colton has a big sister named Adrienne, so she got a hat as well for becoming a big sister! I did a simple hat out of Berroco Comfort on size 7 needles and ordered Nicky Epstein Knitted Flowers book to do the flower.
Finally… I wrapped up my fall hat knitting with the Cupcake Hat from Itty-Bitty Nursery. It came out a little bit big, but this way she’ll be able to wear it well into next year… and beyond. I LOVED knitting this hat, it was so fun to watch it take shape as the cupcake was formed. It was also knit on size 7 needles, with Berroco Comfort.
While the baby knitting is wrapped up for now, it won’t be for long as I have another little cousin who will be here in May! So look for some more baby fun coming in 2011, after the Christmas rush is over. I also have an entire second post of other things I’ve finished in the last few months, so more knitting coming later this week. Until then, have a great week!