Day 28

You may recall I mentioned getting a goody bag at the Ravelry party last weekend.  Inside were some great samples, including an entire skein of Knit Picks Gloss. Striped Socks and I promptly traded skeins, as we each had a color better suited to the other.  something about this deep purple yarn told me that it wanted to be a baby hat immediately, and so I obliged.

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  • Pattern: Modern Baby Hat from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies, 3-6 month size (Ravelled here)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK in Admiral, about 90 yards
  • Needles: US 6/ 4mm
  • Mods: I knit an extra row or two after making the button hole.

This was a fun, fast project to knit.  Once the knitting was done, there was a little bit of seaming to do which is usually a little less fun for me.  This is such a small project though, it was done in no time.

Fortunately for me, I happen to have a real life babe in staying in the house this week.  I’m used to taking pictures of my knitting on a table or draped across something immobile.  It is a whole lot more challenging to take a good picture of your knits when in motion!  Hence the blur…

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Something about seeing this hat on my nephew elicited laughter.  Some say he looks like a peasant baby, a young extra on Star Trek, or perhaps a synchronized swimmer.  My sister just kept saying “I bet it will be cute on your baby…”

I think it’s cute now, dang it, not to mention intensely practical.  There’s no wind or chilly air getting to those ears or head!

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The pattern came from a new book I just picked up, Vintage Knits for Modern Babies.  This is a very pretty book that takes inspiration from vintage patterns and updates them for use with today’s yarn and aesthetic in mind.  There are a couple more projects from this book I have in mind to make, but they’re both distinctly feminine.  Guess I’ll have to wait and see….  In the meantime, maybe I’ll make another wool swim cap bonnet in the next size up.

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