by katie anaya
(ripon, california, usa)
on the beach in half moon bay, california
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat.
a simple toque style hat with a bit of flair added with the brim!
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
the rainbow colored yarn is a BEAUTIFUL variegated merino wool blend i picked up at a local yarn shop in palmer, alaska. the colors are AMAZING! i just couldn't pass it by. the gray variegated is 100% merino wool and again, the colors jumped out at me - i couldn't just leave it there! i used size seven needles - they are my go to for hats!
Tell us more about the pattern you used.
my son had been wanting a hat with a brim for a long time. he saw one at a store and instead of buying it for him, i just told him i'd make him one instead. i searched around for a brimmed hat but couldn't find one that really suited the style i was going for, so i kinda mixed and matched a few patterns to come up with my own.
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby hat? How long did it take you to knit?
this hat is super quick and easy - just the way i like it! :o) the only trouble i ran into was i missed an increase on one of the brims and that had to be redone...but other than that, easy peasy!
Anything else you'd like to share about your knit baby hat or knitting in general?
i LOVE knitting baby hats...can't get enough of them! :o)