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Soft Little Ribbed Hat

I made a new baby hat. I started it about a week ago, and I finally finished it today. I'm so happy with it I wanted to post how I did it. I usually have problems with getting a ribbed hat to look good all the way up to the decreases. This one looks good though.





Here is the hat from the front:





As you can see, it is preemie sized, probably 9" around stretched, though the ribbing allows it to shrink or grow as needed. I started it for the Precious Preemie Project. It's about 4" tall with a bit over a 1" folded up brim. I'm sorry my measurements aren't exact, I don't know where my tape measure went right now. However, preemies come in many sizes and Precious Preemie Project and many other charities work askfr preemie hats in many sizes.

The gauge is fairly lose to be soft and stretchy. It's 3 stitches to the inch in k2p2 ribbing.

Abbreviations: SSK: slip slip knit. Slip stitches as if to knit, then knit through both stitches at once.

On to the patt…

What I've Been Doing Lately

Hello again. Two blog posts in two day? I know, shocking!

I've been knitting and crocheting, of course, so I thought I would share a few of my latest projects.

Yesterday I finished up a wool hat using Lamb's Pride that I started about a week ago. It's a charity knit of course, as are most things I make!

It is called Turquoise Sideways HDC Hat, it is child sized and I am pretty happy with it.

I also made three scarves, sideways in double crochet with double stranded worsted and a size M/N crochet hook. Super fast, 4 to 5 rows and you're done! :) Two of these, along with a hat to match one of them and another hat I made ages and ages ago, are packed up and ready to go to the Reservation when I get the chance to mail the package. I found the recipient on the Okini List. I sent another hat I made, along with a little sweater Tiri outgrew and a new board book, a few weeks ago. :)

I've also made a few more things for Freddy. The most impressive is this:






Isn't it neat…

Sleep-Deprived Baby Washcloth Pattern

As you all know, I am in the family way, and once the baby comes I shall be a sleep deprived zombie. What many don't know is you actually get a start on that state before Baby is born. Between it being ever harder to find a comfortable position, to hands and arms going numb due to pregnancy-related carpel tunnel syndrome, to (in my case) a cat that wakes you up 13 times in one night by stepping on your hair while trying to curl up around your head....

I'm a wee bit pooped.

However, I am still knitting and crocheting. Tonight I started a baby washcloth to use up a small ball of cotton I have. I am calling it the Sleep-Deprived Baby Washcloth, since it is easy enough for even a sleep deprived mom to make.






It is about 6 or 7 inches square, so large-ish baby, or come to think of it, probably the perfect size for a child who is starting to bathe himself.

Here is the pattern:

Small ball of 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn. (I used leftovers of one of those skeins of cotton from Walm…