Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ready

Baby hats are not nearly as fun to photograph as babies in hats. But I have no baby to model this baby hat. I don't even know of any little babies to borrow. Thus the empty hat. Soon however there will be a baby. not mine. A friend at church is pregnant with her first. They are telling her that she is having a boy. She and her husband have already picked out a darling name. Samuel. (I am partial to the name, Samuel.) Anyways, there's a shower for her in a week or so and I am ready. I knit the Simple Baby Hat from Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. It was a quick knit and a lot of fun. I modified the top in order to do the knot. I'm really happy with how it turned out. The other part of my gift is this book. It's a great one for any parent to have. I use my copy everyday.

The nitty gritty:
Needles: size 7
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic in lime, baby boy blue and white
(I just used some from my stash...it really didn't take much at all)
Mods: I added stripes as I knit to add some variety. When I got down to the last 9 stitiches in my decreases, instead of pulling the yarn through, I kept knitting for about 3 1/2 inches. I then pulled my yarn through the stitches and secured it. Finally, I tied the knot. It kinda reminds me of an outie belly button.
Oh, and just in case Samuel turns out to be Sami I've got a back up! You can check out the specifics on my Ravelry page.

4 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

LOVE it! Great work!
That yarn looks yummy.

Wool Winder said...

Cute hats! Itty-Bitty Hats is a favorite of mine!

mark said...

it has been way too long, but it is so nourishing to reconnect with your blog. same bat channel, same bat talent! your hat is awesome, keep blessing with the talent that God has so richly blessed you with!

Christina said...

Cute! I love the blues and greens!