2 November 2011
Time: A couple of weeks.
Cost: $16. Making your Star Wars-obsessed brother-in-law jealous? Priceless.
I decided to make the Baby Yoda Sweater because, in theory, it could be something of a useful garment: easy to get on and off, cozy, and machine-washable. When I showed Pete a photo of the Felted Baby Yoda Hat pattern online, however, he immediately had a strong response. “Yes! You should totally make that!” Then: “Drew [his brother] is going to be so jealous!” So, I’m not sure what the dominant motivation was, but I rarely need an excuse to buy yarn.
I had my doubts about how well the hat would felt down to size, and almost failed to snap the following “before” shot.
That would have been a grave mistake: in the “after” photos here, it’s posed on the bottom end of a drinking glass. So, it got tiny. Tiny! And it was basically one of the last things that I made before our washing machine broke — you call me when those parts come in, appliance-repair guy, because I’m going insane over here — so at least it serves as a small memorial to that beloved appliance. (Seriously, repair guy. I do not want to have to haul two weeks’ worth of stuff to a random laundromat this weekend.)
The sweater was a fast and easy knit. I made it seamless according to these instructions on Ravelry, though I wish I’d given a thought to whether or not I wanted to finish the edges before I began. I ended up doing an applied i-cord down the sides, for lack of a better idea / option.
The hat still looks really small to my eye, so we’ll see if it actually fits a real, live human baby. At least we’ll have something to torture the cats with for the next few years, however.