Knitting is not my main hobby, but sometimes it can be a very relaxing way to spend time. My dil was hoping for some cute hats for Everley. Thus far, the only hat I have knitted for her was the preemie hat she wore in the hospital. So, while I was visiting I managed to make a few. I took my huge bag of cotton yarns with me, along with my travel tin of knitting essentials. Here are a couple of new ones I made last week. That is my son’s hand hello-ing me in the picture. He told me to re-take the photo, but I-with my infinite wisdom, was convinced I took the picture before he stuck his hand in there!
For this hat, I used the measurements between a preemie hat and a newborn. The preemie size called for 45 stitches ( for a 5 – 7 lb. baby) and the newborn was 64. I compromised and used 56. This head chart I found online was very helpful. Once you are on the page, look under General Hats and then click on head size chart. You will be able to download a very useful chart. Everley is over 6 pounds now…so that is how I determined my cast on stitches. I had my computer with me in Georgia, but not all my knitting patterns, so I googled a bit and came up with this pattern which I was able to use for the green leaves at the top.
Here is another hat, which I made into a newborn size so that Evie might be able to use it into the late summer/early fall. I did not have any instructions for a flower of any kind and found this one along with crochet directions for a .
They are both sitting on the kitchen counter where I used a spray bottle filled with water to mist the cotton. They are both stuffed with paper towels to help keep their shape. Evie seems to have lots of pink clothes, so I thought this color combo could be useful.
I also finished knitting an upside down daisy hat, but I left it with Kim to finish. I don’t know why, but I hate -hate -detest -lothe…hand sewing knitted things. I can’t stand to weave in all those ends (like this hat above…color changes…flowers…UGH!) Kim was happy to have the hat, so she offered to do those tedious tasks as long as I did the knitting. I was very happy. If she finishes it and sends a picture, I will post it.
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