Tuesday, April 08, 2008

my first baby hat!

Here is my first ever knitted baby hat! It's for the Save the Children hats for newborns campaign that I mentioned a few posts ago. Yes, it really is dinky - the circumference measures 10 inches. This is because the babies they support tend to be small.

I really enjoyed knitting this. I followed their pattern and it was the most complicated thing I have knitted so far. Considering my lack of experience, I am very pleased that I figured out how to do it all by myself! It even looks like it should! Yay!!

The wool was a skein of handspun Debbie Bliss "Maya" that I bought about 5 years ago when I first thought I'd learn to knit, but never used. Sometimes I'm glad I never throw things away!!

Have you knitted a hat for a baby yet? Tell me about it!!


Mim said...

that's one adorable hat.

Anonymous said...

Love it! I loves the colours you have used, it's wonderful! Getting the hang of this now aren't you?! Are you addicted yet?! ;-D

changapeluda said...

comfy cozers! (as me & pop-pops would say)

you are gettin ALL Tricky


nĂ  said...

you're so good, well done. i love the hat and the blanket looks lovely too, can't wait to see it sewn together. did you learn all this knitting just from books and videos? big hugs, and how is yonder tummy growing? photo updates? hugs, n xxx