Oh, baby!

One of my favorite couples just had their first baby – a boy.

So of course, I had to knit for him.

Aren’t baby things the cutest?

The hat and booties were made from the leftovers from my Lola Socks. Someone needs to have another baby because I still have approximately one skein each left of the Knit Picks Stroll Cocoa and Granny Smith.

I love the combination of spring green and chocolate brown, and I’m absurdly pleased with both items. Hope the parents (and the baby!) will like them as well!

Bootie deets:
Pattern: Christine’s Stay-On Booties (available for free here)
Needles: 2.75mm
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Cocoa and Granny Smith, waaaaaaay less than one ball used

I modified the pattern by wrapping, slipping and turning the short rows – otherwise I had issues with holes. I also SSK instead of K2tog on the right side, which made for a much neater edge. The lace is 18″ of 3-stitch i-cord on 2.25mm needles

Hat deets:
Pattern: Striped Hat by Debbie Bliss (available in the Baby Cashmerino 2 pamphlet)
Needles: 3.25mm
Same yarn as above. Probably used less than half a skein of each.

I knit the hat flat, per the pattern. I could have modified it to be knit in the round, but chose not to because my jogless stripes are never really jogless, and I prefer the look of the stripes when they are seamed together. But it’s a tradeoff, as the seam is slightly visible despite my most careful efforts. (I’m one of those crazy knitters who doesn’t mind seaming. Probably because I was taught to sew and embroider long before I taught myself to knit. More probably because I learned to knit in the UK, where EVERYTHING is seamed, even a simple beanie.)

And some outdoor beauty shots, for fun:

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