Saturday, October 18, 2008
Possibly Too Big Baby Hat
Based on CH's excellent example, when I went to knit a baby gift for my housemates, I went with the umbilical cord hat.
I had some really lovely Knit Picks Shine skeins that went to perfect use here. The yarn is a cotton/modal blend that is machine washable and suuuuper soft and shiny and just lovely. Went with #2 double pointed needles for the actual work, and it looks like it might be too big for a newborn? Let's examine the scale of the hat as compared to a pot of Lush lotion.
I'll probably gift it anyways, since it's pretty and hey, who really needs uber warm, close fitting hats in California anyways?
This hat also satisfied a bit of my urge to revisit stranded knitting. The lace has been great, but somehow a fall chill in the air makes me long for layers of colorwork in sweaters and hats and mittens.