I finished another little project last week. This was a quick but adorable hat for a newborn baby.
Pumpkin Hat was an easy pattern to follow and turned out so cute. He turns three weeks old Monday and we tried it on him tonight and it fit. I modified the pattern by doing one less pattern repeat and I used a bulky yarn.
I think I had a very successful knitting year. I knit a few bigger projects (my poncho and a baby blanket) and tried out some new things that I’d never done before (a stuffed animal and dog sweater). I made a couple things to donate for charity and others to give to some good friends.
As for those goals I set up last year, I’m never doing that again. Two of the three things on my needles are still on my needles but I am not ready to frog them just yet. And of the four items I wanted to knit, I managed to do one of them twice. I’m much better at deciding as I go because what I want and who gets gifts sort of gets decided along the way.
My friend has a baby on the way and tomorrow I will be seeing her so I thought I would give a her a couple things that I made for the baby. I just need buttons to finish the one item. But this two night, quick baby hat is finished.
I mostly followed the pattern which is called Cozy Cap. I did the first increase row wrong because I wasn’t fully paying attention so I wound up with seven stitches on my needles at the end. I’d wanted to do the knotted i-cord on top but instead I did this i-cord decreasing until I had three stitches. I wasn’t even sure if you could decrease while doing an i-cord, but I like the way it turned out. It sort of reminds me of the Lullaby League hats in the Wizard of Oz.
The yarn is Louisa Harding Millais and it is so shiny and soft. It will need hand washing but for such a tiny item for such a little head, I hope that isn’t too big of a deal. Maybe by the time she grows out of it, it won’t even need to be washed that much.