by Amanda from the Frozen North
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat.
I've always loved pink and brown together for my girls... and a couple years ago, I picked up some pink, brown, and cream colored yarn that I thought looked just like neapolitan ice cream and decided to create a hat in honor of it. I saw one similar online at the time, and decided to make my own version.
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used Aslan Trends Glaciar del Cielo on size 7, 16 inch circular needles. I bought both at my local yarn shop.
Tell us more about the pattern you used.
I made up the pattern based on the gazillion baby hats I've made over the past 7 years since I started knitting. It's a basic baby hat with a roll brim and a little stem on top to tie the cherries onto. Cast on 64 stitches and knit in the round for a newborn size, increase the amount you cast on by 8 stitches when you want to increase the size of the hat! Generally, I cast on 64 for newborn, 72 for 3-6 months, 80 stitches for a 6-12 month size, and 88 for a toddler hat. I love knitting in the round, because I can knit while watching a movie and mindlessly go round and round until it's time to decrease at the top.
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby hat? How long did it take you to knit?
The cherries on top are crocheted, and are definitely my least favorite part of the hat to make, even though they are adorable. The hats normally take a couple hours each, and the cherries an additional 30-40 minutes.
Anything else you'd like to share about your knit baby hat or knitting in general?
Baby hats are my specialty. They're quick and adorable. I love gifting these. They are unique and keep babies warm in the winter.