7 November 2011
Materials: Various yarns and free patterns, itemized below.
Time: A couple of weeks.
Cost: Free! (I knew all of that leftover yarn would be good for something.)
Babies need hats, right? Even in Texas? This is what my sources tell me, at any rate. Happily, baby hats are totally fast, easy projects to make with small amounts of yarn that you’ve had sitting around for aeons. (I was, however, chagrined to realize that many of eligible stray odd balls of yarn were in shades of blue, setting off an unintentional precedent of gender normativity.) But let not this knitter’s baby’s head go uncovered.
Exhibit B: the Berry Baby Hat, in more leftover Cotton-Ease and a ball of GGH Samoa left over from a larger project that I remember biking over to Lakeside Fibers for one summer. So… I’ve had it at least since 2007? About time that it became hat-ified. I made this hat in the smallest size, but it came out at least large enough to fit a one-year-old (probably because the Samoa is an Aran weight yarn). So, for the following winter, then.
This is the one that I’m pretty sure will actually fit, because the ribbing is incredibly stretchy, and you can fold the brim up as far as you need to. Success!
Exhibit D: the Sweet Baby Cap, converted to newborn size, and made with some leftover Stroll Tonal in Springtime and Hazel Knits Artisan Sock. Because every child should be made to wear clothing that is ever-so-slightly ridiculous.