I love that my children are attached to blankets! Especially when they are attached to the blanket their Grandma knit for them! I knew that my little baby would be the same way with her blanket and I thought that it would be fun to have a little take along blankey that matched her full size one so that we could preserve the large one longer! My 3rd child absolutely loves her blanket and it has taken a beating! She brings that thing everywhere and whenever she gets hurt or feels sad, her blanket is always there to cheer her up. Her blanket has held up amazingly well, but I thought it would be nice to have a small blanket for my last baby that we can just grab and go. It wasn’t too much work so if I forget it or lose it, I would be sad, but it would not be as awful as losing her big one.
These make great gifts too. I wish that mine was just a little bigger, mine measures about a 13″ square. Also, I ironed mine after I was finished and it gave it a nice sheen, I don’t normally iron my knitting, but in this case I loved how it turned out. Happy knitting!
My sister-in-law is having a little boy coming up and I wanted to try knitting something special. This was a very fast knit, I feel like the embroidery part was a little tedious, but it might get better with more practice. For this hat I used size 6 needles and cast on 60, I purled the first round and then did stockinette stitch for 27 rounds and began my decrease witch was:
Round 29:*knit 4, k2tog* repeat to end
Round 30- knit
Round 31- *knit 3, k2tog* repeat to end
Round 32- knit
Round 33- *knit 2, k2tog* repeat to end
Round 34- knit
Round 35- *knit 1, k2tog* repeat to end
Round 36- *k2tog* repeat to end
cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches, weave in all loose ends.
Get your red yarn and cut a long piece embroider in the baseball stitching. I found the best way to do this is go up through (center of your baseball stitch) go a little ways up and over then take the needle down. Bring the needle back up through the center and over the other direction forming the “v” baseball stitch. Keep going judging on where to start curving it around the hat. It gets easier with practice. I had to rip mine out a few times before I was happy with it.
This is my go to hat when I have a baby shower or a friend that is having a little girl! I found this pattern on Ravelry, it was written for straight needles. I have just slightly modified it to work with 2 circulars, or the magic loop method. Typically I used the two circular needles, but this time I thought that I would be adventurous and give the magic loop method a try! I have to say that I am loving the magic loop. The only thing that I am having trouble with (which I did with the 2 circulars also) is I keep losing track of which row I am on! If you are not familiar with the magic loop method here is a link to a youtube video that helped me: Magic Loop Method and if you are wanting to try the two circular needles you can check out this youtube video here: 2 Circular Needles. I am in no way taking credit for this design. Thank you to Ashley Britt for posting it on Ravelry!