It’s getting a bit brisk in the evenings now. This seems so foreign after such a hot summer. Matt and I were hanging with some friends outside on Saturday evening and it started to get pretty chilly. All of a sudden I knew it was definitely time to start on those warm baby items.

It seems like she grows so quickly! I’m afraid of making cold weather clothes that will be useless in a month, but I also want her to have some kind of sweater she can wear for a jacket soon. This hat took about 5 minutes compared to stuff I make for myself. I used leftover Classic Elite Yarns Lush in white and Linie 33 Cosmo in purple. The Lush is a worsted weight yarn and the Cosmo is sock weight. I just held the Cosmo double and eyeballed it and decided it would all be fine on a size 6 needle and that it would come out to be somewhere in the 5 stitches an inch range. It came out as 5.5 sts/in unblocked and it fits, so I’m claiming victory. That’s knitting by the seat of your pants, but with such a small item that’s practically a swatch size, I really couldn’t be bothered.

I finished it with i-cord and added a few petals around that at the top to make it more interesting. I love the nearly instant gratification of this project. It was done in a few hours on Sunday.

How about one more gratuitous baby pic? She’s 6 weeks old tomorrow. I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by.

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