My cousin and his lovely wife just became the proud parents of an adorable little girl in November, so I made an adorable little hat for her first Christmas. I made a unisex version before the birth of Monkeyboy (which he wore proudly), but I was really looking forward to making it in a definitive gender color scheme.
Pattern: Sweet Pea, by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic (#3446-Pink, and I couldn’t read the color number for the green…)
Needles: US 5 & 7
Needless to say, I think this is an adorable little hat. This was the first time I was able to use the Cotton Classic yarn, and I don’t think I’m a big fan of it. It’s too…crisp. Which seems like a weird thing to dislike, but dislike it I do. The colors are beautiful and I love the sheen of the yarn…but it’s too crisp for me. I don’t know how to describe it any other way.
It’s so much fun now that my family members are starting to reproduce! I won’t commit to making something for every new soul, but I’m definitely going to try to fit in some crafting for wee ones when they come about into the world.
When I logged into my Facebook account this afternoon, I saw that there were new pictures of the wee little and I happily discovered that two of those pictures featured her modelling this very hat. This marks the infant’s parents as knitworthy, which may benefit her in the way of knitted goods in the future. She looked so stinkin’ cute and so very tiny. Sweet baby girl. Oh, bitty babies are just so precious.
Posts might resume in this next week, but I reserve the right to continue enjoying a low-stress vacation.