...not often, but sometimes. Especially when my lovely knitting group of women get together. And so the last time we gathered, I dug around my pattern and yarn stash for the makings of this hat. It's been months since I've completed any knitting project, and there are about 4 projects in progress that I have no desire to work on--all on size 2's and 3's. Ick. So a simple - but not boring - baby hat was the perfect fix.
The pattern is the aptly named Baby Hat from One Skein. I knit it up (in the larger size) with a yummy white Classic Elite Miracle, and threw in some leftover pink Rowan Kidsilk from the stash (again, thank you blog for providing a record of these things! How else would I ever know what that random ball of fuzzy pink yarn was?). It knit up quite nicely, and though the umbrella pattern prevented me from actually knitting it AT my knitting group, it did make for an interesting knit once I was at home. And since this is the third pattern I've completed from the book (the others being the felted bowl, and the baby bolero), that officially makes it a 'successful knitting book purchase' in my mind.
Speaking of knitting books and wanting to make another 'successful knitting book purchase' (ha!), does anyone recommend Knitting Nature? It sounds lovely, but I haven't seen it yet, and since a trip to the yarn store is not in my immediate future, I thought I'd ask you before buying it. Anyone?
So I guess it wasn't very nice of me to ask her to model this on an 80 degree day? Let's hope she forgets about this in the fall when I actually want her to keep it on her head (I'm dreadfully afraid that she's turning into one of those babies that doesn't like hats. So very very sad.)