It seems that knitters are fond of Harry Potter and I'm no exception. When I purchased Weekend Knitting, this kid's hat was one of the first things I wanted to make.
The "almost famous" part of the title refers to the fact that this hat was supposed to be for a scene in HP when baby Harry is delivered to his aunt Petunia's doorstep. Alas, it was a warm day, no need for a wool hat!
Here it is after a few ends were woven in. I have since double crocheted a trim around the brim and ear flaps and now it is blocking, with it entirely stretched around my son's little tigger ball.
Ignore my craptastic stranded knitting.
Knitters always want to see the inside.
Did I mention there were a zillion ends to weave in? In fact, it was when I started this hat at BobaKnit that Kristi alerted me to Aija's tutorial on weaving as you go.
I did start doing that but even then, there were a boatload of ends to weave in!!! Here's just one side of ends.
After the Pixie Hat, I realized that I should make a pair of baby bootees to match. Unfortunately, I had gotten out of the groove and hadn't made any since the 2004-5 baby frenzy amongst my friends.
The construction baffled me a bit and after some blind knitting, here is the result:
These were top down, and then decreases to form the sole. I've also made some that start with the sole and then picking up stitches to do the instep and heel.
Anyway, for such a tiny piece of knitting, it has a HUGE amount of finish work. 8 ends of yarn to weave in, and an I-cord tie.
I think it took me 3 hours to do this, not including the hour I spent fiddling with the Embellish-Knit (which rocks). I was intrigued after reading the post from Knit Flix so I decided to get my own. Of course, it sat in the drawer for nearly a year but now I am victorious.
After 3 botched attempts, I got a lovely thin i-cord. Now I just have to motivate to finish the 2nd bootee!!!
Yes, a Tulip baby sweater kit with Dream in Color yarn. The yarn is delicious and the kit is just as irresistible as the Yarn Harlot noted. Threadbear got the kit to me at lightning speed and I can't wait to knit up this wee sweater. Nevermind that I don't have a girl baby to give it to...yet.
My cousin is having a baby girl! We're all pretty excited.
When I was a new mom, I was totally fuddled by the onesies that required you to get it over the baby's head. Uh, no. I used those side snap shirts instead. It was way waaaaay easier until BigHeadBoy could lift his own head.
So I really wanted to find a wrap pattern, and I was hoping to find a top-down one but the supercrafty AnnyPurls had not yet written up hers or I would bought that in a heartbeat!
But I found a lovely pattern from SockPixie so here is my modified version.
Sock Pixie uses a chunky yarn and a pretty ribbon. Since my cousin lives in San Diego, I had to go with a cotton blend yarn (and of course, machine washable). When I got to the ribbon part, I started to get a little confused on how the wrap ties would go since her pattern didn't explain--guess I just am clueless and need lots of detail!!
So I made wraps like a shirtwrap dress, with one long strap. I am still debating on whether to go with the knit ones or to get some ribbon. I love ribbon but I couldn't decide on a color.
Here's the inside:
And wouldn't a cute pair of baby cargo pants be so perfect to go with it?
I love the pair on Knitty and the ones on Bella Knitting.
The most common complaint I hear from my friends when they’re expecting a girl is that as much as they like the pink, it gets overwhelming.
As a result, this modern color combo was born – a little mocha trim and pink and mocha pom-pom baby hat! A fast knit and 100% cotton yarn.
Free Pixie Baby Hat Pattern
Materials: 1 ball Patons Grace in pink 1 ball Patons Grace in mocha size 5 circulars (16”) size 5 dpns
Size – 3-6 month old
CO 80 (long tail method cast on) in Mocha on circs. Knit in stockinette for 1 inch, cut Mocha yarn Switch color – knit 1 row stockinette in Pink yarn
*K6, P2* ribbing for 4 inches
Begin Decreases –
SSK, k2, K2Tog, P2 to the end of row (60 stitches) K4, P2 for 1 inch (switch to dpns) SSK, k1, K2Tog, P2 to the end of row (40 stitches) K2, P2 for 1 inch K2Tog, P2Tog to the end of row (20 stitches) K1, P1 for 4 rows K2Tog to end of row (10 stitches), then repeat, ending with 5 stitches Begin I-cord for 4 rows, cut string, thread through remaining loops
Make pom pom using smallest maker, with 1 color of each yarn. Sew pom-pom to top of hat.