Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Upside-Down Daisy Hat
A hat designed by Susan B. Anderson is always a good choice for a baby gift. Isn't this one cute? I needed to knit two of these hats for twin girls born last month, but I ended up knitting three because I couldn't decide which size would be the best. I finally settled on the 6-12 month size over the 0-6 month size, since the babies won't need a warm hat until winter.
Book: Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Needles: US 7 16" circular and US 7 DPNs
The flower petals are knitted separately and then sewn on. It is suggested they be knitted in a heavier weight yarn than the hat to give them a puffy look, but I used the same yarn throughout. I found it very helpful to block each petal before sewing. Simply spritz with water, pin out, let dry, then arrange on hat and sew in place.
Cute as can be.