Baby hats

Today was very much one of those in which I imagine I’ll get so many crafty things done, and I even broke ground on the Wee Boy’s quilt during a tiny bit of spare time. Then all of a sudden it was 9:30pm when I emerged from the kids ‘ room, having gotten them to sleep at last (and having caught a few zzzzs myself). So a few rows of knitting is all for today.

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If this looks a bit familiar, well done! Last week I made a rainbow baby hat among the trio of Magic Coffee Baby Hats that I knitted for some friends who are expecting a baby in May.

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Well, my soon-to-be-mom friend was in town the other day, and we got to hang out for a while and do fun, touristy things.

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“Barbary Lane”

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I delivered the hats to my friend and she loved the rainbow one so much she asked for one for herself, which of course, is the best kind of flattery for a knitter!  I was just about out of the dark gray, but luckily I had some light gray Cascade 220 superwash in the stash to come to the rescue.  I think it’ll be cute.  Rainbows are always cute.

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But I now have to come up with something to knit for the other mom, pictured above with the tiniest hat. I have a good idea in mind for her…  Something squishy and comfy and bright….

A setback, and an FO

My Breaking the Waves hat isn’t going well. I need to rethink my needle size and cast-on number.

In the meantime, I finished the Turn a Square hat that I started yesterday. I used up every last bit of several tiny balls if yarn I had in my stash, which is always gratifying. I was not prepared for how much I like and want to keep the hat, though.

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I’m pretty sure it’s mine forever. 🙂

Hat math

Tonight I started in my Breaking the Waves hat. Using (what I thought were) the recommended needle size, US 1, I got gauge of 7 stitches per inch. My head is around 22″ in circumference, so I’d need about 154 stitches. However, the pattern calls for a multiple of 8, so I started with 152.

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After not even an inch, my hands aren’t happy, and it’s really slow going. So I’m going to see what kind of gauge I get with size 3 or so.

In other hat news, I needed a project to knit on the go today, so I grabbed some worsted weight and started a Turn A Square. This is much faster!

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I’m not giving up in the colorwork hat, though! Back to work!