Finally, a completed knitted project! These days it seems like I start a project only to start a new one because my yarn gauge is completely off, or I realize I don’t like my yarn choice. It really pays to get the correct yarn when knitting! I tend to get yarn happy — which doesn’t always work. Sad to say, but this is my first knit project of the year! It hails from a book Gregory got me for Christmas a couple years back. [He’s getting so much better at getting me things that I love!] The book, Vintage Knits for Modern Babies by Hadley Fierlinger, is a lovely take on olden day patterns, but modified for modern babies.
I’ve never knit a hat before, so for this project I chose Hadley’s pattern for the Modern Baby Bonnet in size 0-3 months, also found via Ravelry, here. It’s so cute! I knit the hat using straight needles and Artful Yarns Cliche in the color, natural linen. I really like this yarn because it’s made up of a combination of cotton and linen. It’s especially nice for a spring baby because of the cooling nature of cotton and linen. Unfortunately, I think my hat falls under the 3-6 month category — it turned out a little bigger than 0-3 months. But it’s ok, it will end up being a cute fall hat.
Overall it was a fun knit. I’m happy to finally have made a hat — it’s not as complicated as I thought. And how my fingers have missed the rhythm of knitting — it’s so therapeutic! Now I’m off to figure out what to knit next!
Update! Below is a photo of Rohan wearing the bonnet! Added October 13, 2012. It’s so wonderful to know that he’s one of the babies in my belly in the first picture of this post!