The baby hat has been finished, blocked, and gifted. Tada!
Pattern: My own. Also known as the “figure it out as I go” pattern. Added: Pattern is now here.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino colour #340202 (baby blue), less than 1 ball.
Needles: 3.25mm DPNs.
Well, not too shabby I’d say. At first I was just going for a plain stockinette hat. Then I thought about adding those little cables just to add a bit of interest to it.
And on the sewing front, I made this bag for Annette to take to crÃ©che. I made her this little bag a while ago, which she loves, but now I realise that it’s getting too small for the stuff that needs to be in the bag. It would fit a lunch box and a water bottle, but no space for say, raincoat or change of clothes. Hence this new bag.
The idea for this bag started with me seeing this trim box tutorial by Melissa from all buttoned up, and then seeing this boxed bag in her archives, and a plan was hatched. I basically just followed the trim box tutorial, minus the Timtex, adjusted the dimensions (this bag is about 25cm long, 20cm wide, and 25cm high, or 10 x 8 x 10 inches), and added front pocket and straps.
I’m very pleased with the bag, even though there are lots of room for improvement.
This hand stitching on the felt took me longer than putting the rest of the bag together.
And whoops, rather flimsy sides! It’s ok, actually, but next time I might consider using some interfacing.