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Lemmie’s Wintergreen Bonnet

My friend, Sara, is due to welcome a little girl into the world this October. I offered to make her baby a head covering (haha) of her choosing, and she picked the Wintergreen Bonnet. I took it upon myself to give her future child the nickname Lemmie.  Brazen, I know.  I think it’s adorable.  It’s her initials cute-ified. 😛

I think the most appropriate color for a baby named Lemmie is a lemony yellow. As such, I picked up a hank of Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash in the “Butter” colorway for the body and used Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo for the edging and icord.

042I had to go up to size 7 needles to get somewhat close to gauge.  The size 5 needles called for in the pattern resulted in a bonnet fit for a hamster.  I think the proportions are a little bit off, too.  It looks too long and too short.  The back is also kind of strange, but it might fit better on a smaller baby.  I tried it on Ronan, but he’s 8 months old and has a pretty big head.  Hopefully it’ll fit a newborn perfectly!

039040041Maybe Sara will take some action shots once Lemmie’s here. It’ll look much cuter on a baby than on my old table!

Raveled here.

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Star Spangled Beanie

Earlier this year, my sister-in-law sent me a picture of a store-bought hat that she liked but wanted to tweak.  She asked if I could make it for her for Christmas, and I said yes, of course.  I put off knitting the hat as long as I could, and I finally cast on on December 9th.  I like to cut things close, it seems.

This project required a TON of knitting.  Like, way more than I anticipated.  The stitches are teeny tiny.  I grumbled through the whole process, but the results are amazing and well worth the effort.

Star Spangled Beanie

Star Spangled Beanie

I’m not a fan of flag inspired clothing, but this hat is pretty cool.  I used Cascade 220 Fingering and 2.5mm and 3.25mm needles. The beanie features a turned hem which covers all of my hideous floats from the colorwork stars.  I love turned hems.  I’m going to find a way to use that technique more often.  Instead of coming up with my own chart for the stars, I just swiped this one.  I’m really, really lazy.

Colorwork Stars

Colorwork Stars

006My gauge on the 3.25mm needles measured 16 sts x 21 rows = 2 inches.  Ouch!  I hope my sister-in-law loves it.  I’m going to force her to wear it regardless! 🙂

Raveled here.


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Ronan – The Model

Before Ronan was born, Sara knit him an adorable hat.  I snapped some shots of him wearing it today.  It fits with a little room to grow, so it’ll be perfect for this fall/winter!

Edited 012The pattern is I Heart Cables for those of you who might be interested in making one yourself.

Edited 025Sara used Malabrigo Rios (she knows me so well!) in “Paris Night.”  Ronan must like Rios, too, because he didn’t mind wearing the hat.  In fact, he fell asleep wearing it, as is evidenced in the above photos.

I’ve been trying really hard to improve my photography skills.  Through a stroke of luck, I was able purchase a few more photography tools, and I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival so I can play with them.  The most important is Lightroom 5, which I’m DYING to use.  If anyone wants to pass along some tips and tricks or recommend some sites or books, I’m listening!  😀


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Kirsi’s Winter Hat – Complete!

I did it!  Eva and Kirsi have matching winter hats! Well, except for the color, that is.

Edited 019Edited 024I used the same pattern and made Kirsi’s a tad smaller than Eva’s. Kirsi refused to model it for me, so Eva stepped in.  I can always count on her to get in front of the camera.

I hope Kirsi warms up to it over the next month.  If she doesn’t, Eva will end up with two winter hats, which I sure she won’t mind. 🙂


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Eva’s Winter Hat

I completed the finishing touches on Eva’s Winter Hat this morning!

Eva's Winter Hat

Eva’s Winter Hat

I managed to make that pom pom with two toddlers climbing on me.  Huzzah!

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Eva seems to like her new hat.  She took it from my immediately and started wearing it.  She’s kind of obsessed with the pom pom.

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I used the same yarn as I did for Kirsi’s Christmas Dress (Malabrigo Sock in “Boticelli”) and 3.25mm needles.  I modified the pattern a bit since Eva is exiting toddlerhood, and I wanted to make sure the hat was big enough.  I guess I succeeded because it’s got just the right amount of slouch.

I think it would be super cute to make Kirsi a matching hat with the leftover yarn from Eva’s Christmas dress (whenever I finish it).  Do I have the time and the will to make another?


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Baby Antler Hat

I took some pictures today!  😀

Here is the Baby Antler Hat I made to go with the Baby Antler Cardigan I knit a while back.

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Baby Antler Hat

It was a super quick knit.  It took me about a day to complete it, and I wasn’t working on it the whole time.  I used Malabrigo Rios in “Teal Feather” and size 6 and 8 needles.

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Baby Antler Sweater Set

I followed the pattern exactly, so I don’t have any mods to report.  I can’t wait to dress up the baby! 🙂


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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.