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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Pink Pixie Hood

library-2303I love to knit hats.  Probably because they’re quick and easy.  I borrowed Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys from the library but wanted to try so many of the hats that I decided to buy it.  I have come to accept that I need to just buy some books outright because by the time I return them to the library I inevitably owe as much as it would cost to buy in fines.  There are tons of books out there with so many cute ideas but this one leans toward simple which is just right for me.  

I showed Chase the book and told her I’d make a hat for her and one for her baby sister upon which she insisted that I also make a hat for her friend Skyler’s new baby sister.  So I did.  We went to Lovely Yarns and picked out some colors.  Chase wants her to be the reverse of this one with pink for the main body.  The pattern itself calls for a gorgeous merino wool that requires hand washing so I chose 100% wool Cascade 220 so it can be tossed into the machine.  It’s nice and soft and incredibly easy to knit with.  The folks at Lovely Yarns are awesome and so helpful.  I love being able to walk in with my book and walk out with exactly what I need.  And Chase likes watching the dohicky that winds the yarn.  

I had to wait nearly 24 hours to write about this, which was harder than I thought it would be.  But it’s safely in its new home now.  I should have made it one size larger.  It was so tiny when I finished it I couldn’t imagine it fitting even the tiniest baby but it ended up being a little big for stunt baby so I hope maybe it will get cold on the early side this season and she’ll be able to wear it for a week or two before it gets too small.  

I’m going to cast on Chase’s next.  I think they’ll all be very cute in their matching pixie hats don’t you?  When we come down the block people will say, a stroller gang!  and cross to the other side of the street.

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