Knitting for new babies is one of my favorite things. I have been convinced for some time that just about anything is cuter when made in miniature, and I know this is true for baby clothes and accessories.
Not only are baby knits cute, they are quick to knit and don’t use up very much yarn. Perfect for when you want the satisfaction of finishing something when your other projects seem to be taking forever…but that’s between me and my Hemlock Ring blanket!
Last week I was putting together a box to send to my sis for her baby shower. I was sad to realize that some of my grand knitting plans for her baby had not yet come to fruition. Instead of depriving her of a knit gift altogether (or making her wait until baby’s first Christmas for something woolly), I whipped up this cute little hat.
Pattern: Baby Stuff by Melissa Dominguez, free Ravelry download
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Sockotta Sock Yarn Fair Isle Effect, approx. 80 yards
Needles: US size 1/2.25mm Addi Turbo circular (Magic Loop)
Mods: 1-inch i cord topper
This pattern was a fast, easy knit and I was finished in a couple of days. I have knit other rolled brim baby hats before, but this one caught my eye because of the swirling eyelet pattern on the crown. It also uses just a bit of sock yarn, so it’s a perfect way to use up some leftovers. The pattern also comes with the instructions for little mitts which use even less yarn.
And because I love a baby hat with something sticking up off the top, I used the last few stitches to make an i-cord.
Overall this was a quick, satisfying project, and I can’t wait to see it on my nephew’s wee head in a few weeks!