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Striped Newborn Stocking Cap

I decided on a whim that my baby-to-be needed a stocking cap for his newborn pictures.  I had some yarn left over from some previous projects, so I combined them to make this super adorable head-topper.

Striped Newborn Stocking Cap

Striped Newborn Stocking Cap

Isn’t it the cutest thing EVER?! I used the Autumn Forest Gnome Hat pattern and modified the cast on number to fit a smaller head.  The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Lettuce” and “Plomo.”  I opted for a tassel instead of a leaf or pompom.

The hat is super long, measuring 18.25 inches without the tassel.  I’m envisioning a picture where it is draped down his back while he sleeps on his tummy.  I sure hope it fits once he’s here!

Raveled here.


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Ribbed Baby Hat

Last week I finished a hat to go along with the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan that I made for my cousin’s impending little one.

Ribbed Baby Hat

Ribbed Baby Hat

The pattern was super easy, and despite the miles of ribbing, it was a super quick knit.  I used Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo” and size 8 needles.  The i-cord was knit with size 4 needles.

Baby Sophisticate Set

Baby Sophisticate Set

I love this little set, and I wish I could keep it for myself! I hope it keeps the little one warm this winter. 🙂

Raveled here.


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Baby Sophisticate Cardigan – Complete!

Last night I put the finishing touches on this little cardigan that I made for my cousin’s soon to be baby.  She’s waiting until the birth to find out the sex of her baby, so I went with a gender neutral pattern and color.

Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

I knit the 6-12 month size, but added more raglan increases since my gauge was off.  The pattern calls for 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches.  I was getting 18.5 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches.

Back of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Back of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo.”  I used about 1.2 hanks to complete the sweater.  I’m using the rest to make a matching hat.

Swirly Buttons!

Swirly Buttons!

I hope this sweater fits the baby come fall!  He/she is due in August, so I was aiming for something that’ll fit when the baby is past the newborn stage.

Raveled here.


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Vegamot Beanie

All these small finished objects are making me look awfully productive!  Here’s a Vegamot Beanie that I made for my cousin:

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I used Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash in “1021” and size 4 and 6 needles.  I went up a couple of needle sizes to account for my tight gauge, of course.  It was a pretty straight forward pattern, and after doing all that cabling on the Lettuce Beanie, this was a nice break.

Raveled here.


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Lettuce Beanie

About a month ago, my aunt contacted me and asked for winter hats for herself and my cousin.  I decided to knock them out real quick instead of waiting for colder weather.  When I put things off, they tend not to get done. 🙂

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I used the Caramel Cable Hat pattern for this lovely head-topper. I made a couple of modifications at my aunt’s request.  She has a small head, so I omitted one of the cabled sections.  I also did an extra cable repeat to lengthen the hat a bit since a lot of the height got sucked up by the negative ease.  I used size 4 needles for the entire hat, as called for in the pattern.  Worsted weight yarn on size 4’s wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, especially during the cabling portions!

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The yarn is Malabrigo Rios (do I sense a pattern here?) in “Lettuce.”  My aunt picked the color herself.  I hope it’s what she expected.  It looks more like a color I would have picked than she would!

I really like how this turned out, and if I wore beanies, I would totally make one for myself!

Raveled here.


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Eva’s Bloomsbury – Complete!

I have been trying really, really hard to get some good pictures of this sweater.  Unfortunately, a combination of the weather and my toddler model has not allowed that to happen.  Maybe this fall I’ll be able to get better pictures!

Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater from the back.

Eva’s Bloomsbury Sweater from the back.

Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater from the front.

Eva’s Bloomsbury Sweater from the front.

Close-up of the lace pattern on the sleeves.

Close-up of the lace pattern on the sleeves.

This lovely little sweater was knit from the Bloomsbury Kids pattern.  I knit the two year size, even though Eva will be around 3 when she starts wearing it.  She’s pretty petite, and judging by the following pictures, I think I made the right decision.

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

Back of Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater

Back of Eva’s Bloomsbury Sweater

I used less than two hanks of Malabrigo Rios in “Purple Mystery.”  Love the yarn, love the color.  I went up a needle size to size 10 for the body of the sweater.  I used 9’s for the ribbing.  I’m not a fan of the loose ribbing, but I’ve grown to accept it.

Eva thinks her new sweater is wonderful, and every time she sees me knitting, she asks me if I’m making her another sweater. 🙂  I hope she’s just as enthusiastic about it come fall!

Raveled here.


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It’s a…

…BOY!

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What a pleasant surprise! We really thought we had another girl on the way. Now I’ve got to change all my knitting plans!

I’ll have to wait til next week to get the results of the scan, but the tech said everything looked fine. What a relief! 😀