Sunday, May 1, 2011

welcome baby!

I wanted to make a little something to welcome a little someone to the world.  A friend of mine had asked me recently to teach her to knit (and we'll continue to work on that) ... and once I picked up the needles I just wanted to knit something!

After making myself a half dozen dishcloths for my own kitchen -- btw that is a very quick, easy and totally useful project -- I kept looking at a skein of yellow baby yarn that was in my stash.  It is yellow flecked with blue, pink, and green.   So I started one of those totally cute little rolled brim hats ... I just didn't have any green for the leaves on top.  A quick trip to JoAnn's and I had the perfect yarn and this is the finished hat -- hopefully not the only May flower that we'll get out of all these April showers!

Very springlike for a little girl.   But then ...... as I was looking for the green yarn I came across a yarn I had never seen before ..... a stretchy yarn.  Of course, just like some fabrics, it called out to me begging to be made into something.  I decided to buy a skein and make it into another hat, same pattern.  Because I loved the variegated colors, I decided the second hat would not have the "leaves" and just be knit as is for the entire hat.

Also, since the second yarn is lighter weight I figured it would work later into the summer months for those chilly breezes we sometimes get in the evenings or when in AC.   So that one I worked to be a little longer thinking that the stretch yarn will make the hat fit a little longer. 

Sooo this little girl will get a bonus and get both hats!   I keep worrying about the fit --first I think they'll be too big ... then I am sure they'll be too small .....  but regardless, they were fun to make!