Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baby Hats

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 :)

Again, this one was made with some leftover pink cotton yarn.  I think it is a bit big for a new born but might fit a baby that is a couple of months old.  I knitted this one flat and sewed it up the side.  I don't love the way it turned out, but it was a good use of left over yarn.

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. 


Karen said...

The light pink one is very cute.

Lyn said...

I like the knot on top :)

CH said...

Those are so cute! I wish I was that talented!