Monday, July 03, 2006

Baby Hats and Booties

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Two sets for The Preemie Project for babies 6-8 pounds. Both hat patterns are from the book Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding. I bought the last copy of this book at my LYS. The owner said it sold out quickly. No wonder. The patterns in it are adorable and simple enough for a beginner. It includes several baby sweaters, a blanket, these hats, booties and even a pattern for a maternity sweater and a nursing sweater. The baby items would all make nice gifts. I want to make each one.

The booties I made for the hats are a variation of my favorite pattern. I use this pattern all the time, because it knits up very fast and is so versatile. I've tried others that I like, but this is still the best.

The yarn I used is another favorite of mine--Little Lehigh by Kramer Yarns (45% cotton, 35% acrylic). It's very lightweight for a cotton yarn and it's machine washable and dryable. Perfect for baby items.

Needles used for both hats were US 5 and US 7 straights. It would be easy to knit the hats in the round if that is your preference.

7 comments:

  1. Those are delicious-looking!! It's always great to try something new, isn't it?!

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  2. So very CUTE! I absolutely CANNOT wait to see you in 10 very short days!!! We're going to have a great time. I'll email you back later on. Off to sew up teddy bears and add lace to hankies! :0)

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  3. those are so so cute

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  4. The colors remind me of ice cream....delicious. The hats are adorable.

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  5. These are lovely. I really like the colors. The black and gold are fun too :)

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  6. I love the little pink hat and booties.

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~Tracy