For some reason, hats just don’t want to stay on a baby’s head, especially a newborn’s head. So I decided to knit a hat for Helen with ties. Of course she picks it off her head immediately and I haven’t had the courage to tie it down yet (she’d probably just get really frustrated that she can’t take it off). But, if I sneak it onto her head when she’s occupied with something else (like the flowers in the third photo), she ignores it for a while.
I dressed her in a cute, cozy sweater for these photos, but I was too lazy to put pants on her. I’m cool like that, yo. She’s gotten to a very wiggly stage – diaper changes are a nightmare. She’s very strong and bucks and strains very hard whenever I try to dress or change her.
Anywho, here’s some details about the hat in case you want to make if for your cutie (or someone else’s cutie).
Pattern: Pixie Tadhg [FREE]
Yarn: Unknown worsted weight (I picked it up second hand and it didn’t have a label).
Needles: US size 8 sixteen-inch circular and double pointed needles
This pattern was very easy. I was able to knit it up in about a day. Though I did have to rip it out after I realized that I had twisted my stitches (see second photo). You try casting on with an active baby clamoring for your attention and see how well you fair. ;)
And now I’m eager to start another project. I’m already working on this lovely scarf. Then, perhaps, these boot cuffs.