Oh, if only I had more time for … fill in the blank. Is everyone saying that or is it just me? I feel like I could put a million things in that blank. Today it’s knitting. Because if I had more time for knitting then I wouldn’t be admitting that this is the first hat I’ve knitted for Baby T. Otherwise she’s been wearing handmedowns. Lucky gal / poor gal destined to always wear handmedowns. Lucky because who doesn’t love handmedowns? Poor because so many of our handmedowns are pink or red and to be honest, hot pink is not sister’s best color. Poor gal, amen? Therefore, I chose blue. She looks positively Frilling in blue.
(She has these dark blue eyes. The color is hard for me to catch in photos because the blue is so deep. We think they’re here to stay.)
This sweet hat has a fun basketweave design. It’s the “Flower Pot” hat from Itty Bitty Hats (which I’m forever knitting from); I just left all the flowers off. Instead I embellished it with one large crochet flower. I like cotton yarn for baby hats – it doesn’t itch like icky acrylic (yep, yarn snob, that’s me) and isn’t too warm (or itchy for that matter) for Texas like some wools.
Happy Labor Day! We spent the entire weekend at our house doing the 3-day Potty Training program, with great success; Little B is totally enthused about using the potty. But I did manage to work in some knitting in between Potty Dances, and I took the opportunity to finish up this adorable bunny hat for a sweet little boy who is yet to arrive. I hope he and his Mama love it. I know I do, and plan to knit up the pattern a few more times for the small crowd of new arrivals we have amongst our friends these days.
The pattern is from my much-loved (ok, well, I stole it from my mom) copy of Susan B. Anderson’s Itty Bitty Hats, and I knitted it in Sugar ‘n Cream self-striping cotton yarn. I have a great love for self-striping yarn.
Can’t wait to see this hat on the little guy. (I’m totally spoiling the surprise, but if your initials are P.D. this hat is coming your way!)
More hats to come….
And check back tomorrow for our first-ever completely Frilling blog giveaway!