Secret baby knit unveiled

pinwheel-2I love making Pinwheel Blankets for babies. It’s a ton of stockinette in the round, so it requires very little thinking, and I like the idea of round blankets.  I used the Happy Feet DK yarn I recently acquired in the colorway lemon-lime sherbet.

pinwheelSince I messed up the first time, somehow only making 6 of the 10 pie wedges and not noticing until I was 2.5 out of the 3 balls into the project, this was not finished before the baby was born.  I finished it on day 2 of his life, so I got pretty close.  I’m happy with the result and happy to get to work on some other things.

Pixie Pie

Cuteness overload! This is the Vintage Pixie Cap, a free pattern on Ravelry. I knit it with 38 grams of leftover sock yarn from Z’s Tiny Rocky Coast. It’s Colinette Jitterbug in Elephant’s Daydream.

At first it didn’t seem like the neck band was long enough to go under her chin with comfort, but after I added an additional inch it became clear that I didn’t need to. I might just move the button further back on the hat rather than ripping the band out a bit. I could leave the first button to use as she gets bigger.

This is the 6 month size. It comes in 3 or 6 months, but since she’s in the 75th percentile for height, weight, and head size, I figured I should size up a bit for the winter. I went down two needle sizes to get gauge. This hat could easily be made for an older child by using a heavier yarn and larger needle with the same numbers. It’s a piece of cake.

And here is Z all bundled up in her Tiny Rocky Coast, the Vintage Pixie Cap, and the Pinwheel Baby Blanket I made awhile back. Covering her in warm woolens is such a satisfying pastime.

Now, back to NaKniSweMo!