Hat For Baby

A hat is one of those things that we can whip up and knit rather quickly for a quick gift.  I have always loved the Cascade Yarns Fixation for baby hats.  It’s cotton and it stretches.  It grips baby’s head but also gives and grows with baby.  The colors are fun and there are so many to choose from.  I love the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas hat pattern Easy Roll-Up Hat: DK Version.  It’s well written and has options for larger sizes.

This hat has traveled “across the pond” as they say to England.  I hope they love it!!

More For Baby

As many of your know, I am expecting my first grandchild in early December.  It’s to be a boy, and I’ve been knitting for the baby.  I made some baby socks, and now I’ve finished a baby hat and a baby bib.  I’ve got countless baby blankets on needles and sweaters waiting in the wings to cast on!

The first is this Top This Hat that is sold as a kit.  I purchased mine at Knit2gether in Silverdale, Washington.  You get the pattern, yarn and topper.  It was easy and fast, and the yarn is delicious.  I wasn’t crazy how the topper is applied, and it’s shown me how much of a perfectionist I am.

The second is this Grammy’s Bib.  This gal is on Ravelry, and she has designed all these bibs.  Her name is Elaine Fitzpatrick.  I was wanting to knit with some red. white & blue yarn over the 4th of July holiday, and purchased this Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn at Michaels.  I was just thinking drool bib.  I did buy some more high end cotton yarn thinking I would knit up a bunch of these.  But alas I’m reminded how slow a knitter I am.  I’m going to move on to the finish line with one of my many blankets on needles, and then most likely cast on a sweater.img_6232