I’ve been knitting again. Barely, but it counts. I decided a blanket was just too big to jump back in with. I’ll get to it, but for the moment I needed something small and easy to finish. So I’ve decided on a hat! This hat, to be exact.
See how much I have done? I know, it’s not very impressive. But it’s more than nothing so I deserve some credit.
I think the only thing keeping me knitting at the moment is those adorable ears at the end of this hat. It’s really the cutest hat ever in my opinion. And I can’t wait to put little blue or green bows on it. Baby Boy Hinkle is going to be one adorable little child. Or at least he’ll have an adorable hat.
Have I mentioned we found out baby is a he?
I also think that this particular hat shows just how much I love baby, because I happen to dislike knitting cables. They bug me. I always think they look a little sloppy, which I’m pretty sure has something to do with the way I knit them. The last stitch is always too lose, and I have no idea how to fix it. If anyone out there has any tips, I’ll take them.
I’m knitting the 0-6 month size instead of the newborn size, and can only hope that baby’s head grows a lot in those first few days, or else that I’m way off on gauge. This hat looks huge, and the thought that it could actually FIT a little boy coming out of me is, well, slightly disturbing. The more I think about it, the more I think I probably should have done anything but a hat. That I should never, ever knit another baby hat so long as I live. Too late now.
I don’t think I’ll be inflicting the reality of baby head sizes on any more of my pregnant friends, though. From now on babies will be given booties. No more terrorizing mothers with tiny little hats that look bigger the more you stare at them.