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Piece of Cake Baby Beanie

Hello again, I have another pattern for you. I came up with this making hats for the hospital in Ashland, WI while we were up visiting Jerek's family least week.

(This hat's Ravelry page.)

I didn't get to take a photo of most of the hats I made this way, as we were in a hurry to get on the road for home and I had to run in and drop these off just before we left, but all together I've made 5 of them, three of which went to the hospital to warm the babies of Ashland.

This is a very versatile pattern, changing the hook and yarn changes the size. For the one pictured, which would fit a 5 to 7 pound newborn I think, you will need thinner worsted weight (I used Berroco Comfort) and and a size G hook.

I've made the same pattern and got a larger newborn size with Bernat Cottontots and an F hook; a large preemie size using Berroco Comfort and a F hook; and a 0-3 month size with Red Heart with Love Solids (a thicker, Aran weight) and a G hook.

As you can see, if you want to …

Faux-isle Baby Mitts

This is a pattern for my Faux-isle Baby Mitts. I made up the pattern while making baby gifts for Michelle and I really like it so I decided to write it up.

Here are the mitts:

I am calling them Faux-isle because I used Bernat Baby Jacquard yarn to make them, which makes its own fair-isle pattern. :) Of course you can make them striped or solid or whatever you like.

These are fairly forgiving in size. I don't have a small baby to try them on, but I think they should be newborn to about 6 month size, if not a little bigger. There's a lot of stretch in the cuff, and the body of the mitten is roomy since I think little hands should be able to stretch and flex and move.

Gauge: 5 1/2 stitches to the inch in stockinette in the round.

Supplies: DK weight yarn, like Bernat Baby Jacquard

Size 6 double-pointed needles


Tapestry needle

Notes: I used a twisted cord for the ties. Here is a link to a YouTube video on how to make twisted cord. It's not exactly how I made mine but it…

It's a boy!....

For Michelle, anyway. :)

I've been knitting and crocheting for him, since her shower is in less than 2 weeks. We will see if I actually get to go, but I hope to. And if I don't, well, then I guess I'll give her the gifts another time.

Here is what I have made for her so far:

This is Faux-isle Baby Hat

I am making mitts to match it, and will be writing the pattern up here when I get them both done since it's easy and cute. I have one mitt done now, and half of the second one.

I also have these Pistachio Mitts made, I just crocheted these up one day at my aunt's house when the yarn wasn't behaving for what I had originally planned to make with it.

These are made with 100% organically grown, spun, and dyed cotton. They are super soft!

And lastly we have this Soft Burp Cloth.

It's a good burp cloth size when put over the shoulder. I found the pattern in a Care Wear Newsletter, I think from 2007. Very fast and easy, you work one row and you remember the pattern.…