I have decided to knit up some baby hats to donate. It started with the cute striped hat and booties that I posted about a while back. I realized that I enjoy knitting baby hats so I thought I would make a few more. I have worked my way through a few different patterns and have finally found a couple of patterns that actually seem like they are an appropriate size/shape.
I found this soft baby blue yarn on clearance at Walmart a while back and have made a couple of hats. This one is pretty small, but it stretches quite a bit and I think it would be an appropriate size for a smaller new born.
I figured if I was giong to make baby hats that I should make some pink ones to go with the blue ones. I really like this pattern. It has a nice detail in the ribbing around the bottom and I like the subtle diagonal stripes. I think the little knotted nub on the top is cute, but I think if I remake this pattern that I will eliminate that, and possibly try making a pompom to go on top. Still very cute though, and my favorite pattern to date!
This pattern was the first hat I made with the blue yarn. I think that it is a cute pattern, but it will have to wait until someone has a baby with a REALLY fat head. I took a picture of it with my hand just to show how big it is. And it still stretches even bigger than that. It might not actually be usable by a baby and maybe would fit a small child, but would probably not stay on because it is not tall enough. Oh well....I guess that pattern is a dud!
I had a bit of red boucle yarn left from a previous project so I made a little hat out of it. I think this would be awfully cute on a little girl :)
I have another project in mind with a matching hat and booties that I will possibly give to a friend who is expecting in the next few months. My next bigger project I would like to consider is a Christmas gift for my nephews. I know that James is into Harry Potter, so I thought it might be fun to make him a Gryffindor scarf (and maybe a hat too). I thought about doing the same for Will, but he's not into Harry Potter so much. Though he might like it if his brother likes it. I will have to see if I can find something that he would like and maybe make something for him too.