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Baby Hats (Big Surprise?)

I've been slacking a bit with the knitting and crocheting. Just feeling slow, and my hands aren't as happy as they were. I think I need to have my chiro work on them again tomorrow. I can't *not* make things though, so here is what I've managed lately.

This one was made mostly during my birth class. I'm thinking of keeping it, if for no other reason than that. :)

Charity hat. I was going to take it to WIC, but we shall see. It might go to the Yarnology knitting group instead.

These are for Fritz. I called them Diaper Bag Booties and Diaper Bag Hat. They were supposed to be a set but the hat came out rather bigger than the booties. They should both fit him eventually though. They are in the diaper bag, for those times when you encounter unexpected chilliness.

Charity hat using a whole small skein I got on clearance at JoAnn's. It's very soft, but a pain to work with as most boucle yarns are.

These two use scraps that I found at this tiny thrift store in Winona, MN. I went there on a whim on Friday and there were three bags of scraps and partials that screamed "We want to be stripes!" So I brought them home and they are indeed becoming stripes. These will probably be donated to Sacred Heart Hospital. The gray is a skein of Simply Soft that Kathy got for me a while back.

Last one! This is a simple sideways crochet hat pattern (I found this one on the Care Wear website). I did the largest size, but it seemed a little short, so I decided to make a nice edging on it. I'm pretty pleased with how the edge turned out. :) The colors are really purple and lavender, so the lacy edging really makes it pretty and spring like. It will go with the two gray hats to a hospital.

That's the last FO I have for now. I've been knitting on a red and blue hat today, using some mill ends from JoAnn's and another of the little scrap balls, but I'm only about half done, if that. Looks pretty nice so far though. It's going to be another charity hat.

I do want to do some more socks or booties for Fritz... it's the whole "PAIRS" thing that's slowing me down. I'll get there though.


  1. I like the sideways crochet hat. I can't get the hang of crocheting a hat from the top down, so might try this version.


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