Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Too cute

The stork recently paid a visit next door, so I made this little hat for the newly arrived baby girl. With its flower petals and little stalk, it's reminiscent of the Anne Geddes baby photographs.

The pattern is by Susan B. Anderson and is available free (warning: registration and log-in required). It's also published in Itty-Bitty Hats. I knitted it using a skein of pink Rowan handknit cotton, scraps of green and cream for the stalk, and white All Seasons Cotton for the petals, where a heavier weight yarn was called for to give the desired textured effect.

I knitted the 0-6 months size, which seemed very small. I wondered if it would be too little for baby, but there is in fact plenty of growing room. You forget how tiny newborns really are, when it's eight years since you had one in your own house.

ETA: Shared at Tea Rose Home Link Party No. 29

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