I keep trying to think of a caption for that last photo but all I’m hearing are crickets. Can you come up with one??
Now onto the hat…
When we first moved to DC I didn’t know a soul however one of P’s new co-workers had heard I was into knitting. Being a fellow knitter she sent him home from his 1st day at work with a gift bag for me. It had some beautiful lilac yarn, knitting needles & a pattern for these awesome fingerless gloves. I instantly knew we’d be friends. (:
Lara moved to New York a few years ago but when Samster was born she made her the cutest baby hat. Now that it’s getting chilly Sophie’s inherited it & Lara was nice enough to let me share the free pattern with you guys.
This pattern is on Ravelry.com along with 1,000’s of other ones, many are free, go check it out. It’s completely free & just waiting to be your BFF. OH! And the fingerless gloves, they’re from knitty.com, yet another amazingly awesome freeeeee knitting website. Crafters sure are nice people.
by: Vibegrrl (Lara)
Newborn (0-3months, 3-6months)
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% Merino, 33% Microfiber and 12% Cashmere, 137yds/50g) 1(1) – 1 set of 5 size US4 DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge) – 1 stitch holder
6 stitches/9rows/inch, in the round.
Cast on 84 stitches. Divide evenly over 4 needles.
Row 1: *K2, P2. Repeat from * to end.
Join, being careful not to twist.
Repeat K2, P2 rib as above for 2”. Then, continue in ss until work measures 5”(5.5”, 6”) from cast-on edge.
Begin decreases as follows:
Round 1: *K5, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (72 stitches) Round 2: *K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (60 stitches)
Round 3: *K3, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (48 stitches) Round 4: *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (36 stitches) Round 5: *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (24 stitches) Round 6: *K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (12 stitches) Round 7: *K2tog. Repeat from * to end. (6 stitches)
Place 3 stitches on a holder. (3 stitches)
With 3 stitches left on the needle, knit 5” of icord. Fasten off and weave in end.
Move remaining 3 stitches from holder onto needle. Knit 5” of icord. Fasten off and weave in end.
Weave in all remaining ends. Tie the two icords into a pretty little bow and you’re DONE! !