It’s still Spring but somebody forgot to inform the weather! The time for our Winter-woolies hasn’t quite passed yet, especially for wee ones. I love this cold, clear weather, it’s great for brisk walks and it’s even better for knitting! My trusty wool basket is always on standby so when a friend asked me to knit a hat for her soon-to-be-born baby it was just a matter of choosing the colours.
I love this Debbie Bliss cashmerino blend wool and use it for all my baby projects. It’s so silky soft and knits up beautifully, making it perfect for precious baby skin. I chose light blue, lilac and white for this hat because my friend likes blues and we both thought that these colours would suit either a boy or a girl. The pattern I follow is also Debbie Bliss, from the book ‘baby cashmerino 2‘; it’s a really sweet little roll-brim beanie that never fails to please.
The colours come together nicely in stripey stocking stitch. Only 83 stitches in width, it knits up nice and fast.
Then the bit I sometimes put off for ages… sewing it all together!
I use mattress stitch to sew the edges, creating an invisible seam and giving a great finish. Thinking about doing it is always harder than the fact and once you start it gets easier and easier.
And finally… it’s finished!
A gorgeous little beanie, soft and snuggly, for a precious little somebody…