Once again joining up for Yarn Along!
Alas, I’m not headed to South America – but this adorable baby hat is, soon, along with a pair of socks I’m nearly finished making. My Dutch friend who I met when I was living in Santiago recently had her first baby, a boy. I’m sending over these little goodies to help keep him cozy this coming winter (our summertime is their winter). They live in Punta Arenas, the southern tip of Chile, so it’s pretty much always cold!
I designed the hat myself. I was originally going to add earflaps but I realized that would look weird, so I left it as it is. It’s a very simple rolled-brim hat with just a little seed stitch detailing around the crown. And a tassel, of course! The design was inspired in part by the beautiful work of Christina (site in Norwegian, but she has some patterns in English!). She uses seed stitch accents in a lot of her work and I love the simplicity of her designs.
It’s knit it KnitPicks Comfy Worsted, and never was there a softer yarn. Folks, this one is great. It seems like it might pill a little bit, but it’s soooo soft, and machine washable too. It’s the first time I’ve worked with it, and I’m a big fan.
Sorry for the sort of weird pictures, I had to hold it up in my hand. Alas, I had no baby head at my disposal to model it on!
This week I also finished the baby bloomers for Anna’s sister’s coming baby, and they came out so cute! I have a little bit of extra yarn, so I might make a matching pair of socks to go with them.
Other than that, I’m also working on a pillow cover in chunky tweed yarn. I went to Michael’s last Friday night to grab some pink yarn to make a last minute hat for the Women’s March on Saturday. They were clean out of pink yarn; I had to settle for a sort of coral color. But I did find this delightful chunky tweed yarn on sale. I knew Anna would love it for covering our accent pillows for our couch. I was right! She wasn’t even mad that I bought yarn 😉