February 8, 2013

the little loop baby hat

a few inches in 



switching to the double-pointed needles

measuring the i-cord for the loop
about to bind off and weave in the ends
blocking the hat
Knitting with size 2 needles (aka toothpicks) was never something I planned on doing. Everyone raves about how amazing hand-knitted socks are, and I don't doubt them, but socks are just not something I want to spend my time doing. I mean, it takes forever. But then I saw this gorgeous hand-painted yarn and the next thing I knew, I was buying the yarn and the smallest set of needles I had ever seen.

Luckily, the right project just came along for this yarn - the first Knit+Wine baby is about to be born and it's a girl. So a hot pink baby hat was most definitely in order. I followed the garter brim hat pattern from the Purl Bee with no changes, except I used one yarn instead of two. I love the little loop at the top of the hat. It would look so cute hanging up on a hook in a baby's room, don't you think?

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