Fiber Fridays: Baby’s First Hat

Despite the heatwave (it’s been in the upper 90s in Philomath, y’all – i thought i moved AWAY from the heat!) i’ve been knitting, spinning and felting like a mad thing. My sister’s baby looks to be early, so i had a deadline for this special outfit. By request, i knit a little chunky hat with a puff for “baby’s first photos” and decided to throw in some little mitts to boot.

Unfortunately, i didn’t use the softest yarn, going for the color more than the comfort – so i’m not sure if baby boy will be able to wear this outfit, or just pose wearing it for an hour here and there. I also have no idea how big a baby head really is, but if it’s about the same as a Walla Walla onion, i should be set!

I got the mitt pattern from Ravelry and winged the hat, starting with the circumference recommended by The Knitter’s Companion for baby hats and knitting on 3 dpns, reducing every other row for a rounded top.

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This week’s featured Fiber Friend belongs to Ellen in West Virginia. She sent me photos of her 3, beautiful Cardigans and i’ve set myself the task to get those crazy blue merle colors just right. It’s been hard working outside in a heat wave, but i’m loving playing with the patterns and pushing my felting techniques to new levels! Better photos of all her three Cardis to come soon.

What’s your favorite yarn to use for baby knits? Cotton? Soft wool? Alpaca?

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One Response to Fiber Fridays: Baby’s First Hat

  1. Debra

    Wow–you did a wonderful job on the cardi! I have a black and white cardigan named Lucy who is at my feet in that very same pose. :-)

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