As I warned you yesterday, some knitting is coming your way. I'm not sure what's come over me, but I can't quite put the needles down right now. I think it might be reality settling in that this right here is our winter (whether it looks and feels like it or not), that this is all we're going to get, and I'd best soak up all it offers in the way of coziness while it's here. I don't know...that could be why.
First up in a parade of handkits are those for the tiniest of tiny ones in my knitting world. Anticipating a visit with my newest nieces last week, I knit up these quick little caps. Because a knitting Auntie can't show up empty-handed, now can she? I think not.
The pattern is Baby Flower Hat, a free Ravelry download. It called for a crochet cast-on, but it was late at night and my studio is the coldest room in the house, and frankly, I didn't feel like searching for that hook in there. Does that sound lazy? Perhaps it is. Instead, with the larger hole that a knit cast-on created, I knit a simple little i-cord topper when all was said and done. It seemed like a good 'stem' for the flower anyway. The yarn is Manos Silk Blend, an oh-so-yummy blend of silk and merino just right, I think, for those delicate little baby heads. (My Ravelry notes here.)
It was such a sweet and fun knit that I then knit one for my littlest baby's head. I had great intentions of placing the trio of Solaya, Giselle and Annabel next to each other for some grand photographic cousin-in-knits fun. But I forgot the little detail of my crawling not-so-little baby girl, and just how appealing those sweet faces would be to grab at. Ahem. So Mama had approximately ten seconds to not adjust her camera settings or think about what she was doing, and get this:
You'll have to take my word for it. Adorable, each one of those babies, big and small.