Thursday, April 14, 2011

Miracle Baby Hats

My sweet cousin, Ashley, and her husband, Patrick, have been going through the adoption process for the last few months. Two days ago, they got the call. There was a baby waiting for them downtown at one of our many local hospitals. I don't know the whole story, but baby Kate is a preemie who will be ready for discharge tomorrow. After having some experience with newborns in my former nursing career, I know how important it is to keep those sweet little heads warm. So, of course, I dug through my stash this morning and set to work on some sweet little hats. I apologize for the poor photo quality. I snapped these pics really quick with my iPhone before packing them up for drop-off.
This sweet fuzzy hat is knit with Yarn Bee Dilly Dally from Hobby Lobby and has been discontinued. The pattern is my own and should be up either on here or available for download on Ravelry soon.

I modified this pattern a little from the original, but it is from Susan B. Anderson's adorable book, Itty Bitty Baby Hats . I added a couple of rows of garter stitch at the bottom and around the top. The colorwork chart I used is from Nicky Epstein's Knitting Over the Edge . The yarn is a mix of leftover baby yarns in my stash.

This super plush little hat was knitted with Pitter Patter, also available from Hobby Lobby . The pattern is free from the Stich DC Blog

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