My next door neighbour just had a baby, and upon learning that it’s a girl I knew I had to whip this up.
Very, very quick knit, this one. Even including weaving in the ends. In fact it took longer to wait for them to dry after blocking than to knit them up. (I ‘blocked’ it on one of the rainy days last week. Wasn’t exactly blocking, really, just a little wash.)
You might notice that I use this Zara yarn quite a bit here. It’s the same yarn that I used for the here and there cables scarf. I bought a sweater’s worth of this yarn, but then I realised that I don’t want a white sweater. But as it turns out, this yarn makes great baby items because it’s low maintenance (washing machine friendly).
And then I thought the baby would need a warm hat to fend off the winter chill, so I also made this.
I made up the pattern myself, inspired by the cables on this cabled sweater. When I got my copy of the latest Interweave Knits I was struck by those pretty cables on the cover that I thought I should try to incorporate the stitch pattern somewhere.
The rib and cables pattern makes the hat very stretchy, I’d imagine the baby can get a lot of use out of it as she grows. I made the hat for a newborn, but it can also (barely) fit Annette, although it’s a bit too snug for her.
Pattern: Made it up myself
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Zara in off-white, 1 ball
Needles: 3mm circulars, magic looping