Over the past six months or so, there have been a flurry of births in my circle of friends and in my midwestern family. As you know, I’ve knitted many, many tiny hats lately, which I find to be an easy, quick, and a super useful gift. My favorite is the Magic Coffee Baby Hat, partly because it was designed by a friend for/because of my boy (and another in our circle of knitters), and partly because it’s a great pattern and actually fits babies really well. And it’s free! And over a thousand knitters have made it, so you know it must be good! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-coffee-baby-hat
I’m actually not sure how many Magic Coffee Baby Hats I’ve knit myself. I sometimes group them together into one Ravelry project if I’m knitting a bunch at once. I’ve probably made more than a dozen of them.
Anyway….Here are four of the recently-born baby girls (all girls!!!!) in their hats, and one in a sweater.
Left to right and top to bottom, they’re 1) Ava, one of my college BFF’s daughter, 2) Caroline, my great-niece (nothing has made me feel old until writing or saying “great-niece.”), 3) Amayah, my cousin’s granddaughter, 4) Penny, my knitting friend’s daughter (with husband for goofy addition), and Caroline again– I need to knit her a new sweater ASAP, eh? She’s a beautiful, chunky baby!
It’s awfully nice that, although I can’t cuddle all these babies in person, I can send them some wooly love. And I can’t express how happy I am that the parents have been sending me photos of the handknits in action. You know what that means, don’t you? They’ll get MORE handknits!