The news that one of DH’s co-workers just had a baby girl sent me deep into my sock yarn stash. I vaguely remembered this Sockotta cotton/wool blend that I bought, mmmmm, five years ago?, when a local yarn store closed. #364 is an interesting peach, cherry and cream color-combo, perfect for a baby girl’s hat!
I decided to combine two hat patterns, the 2×2 ribbing and body from Roxanne Wood’s quick, simple Bright Colors Baby Hat with the pixie top and i-cord knot of Laurie Lee’s Lyric, which has 83 examples in Ravelry. This was my first time to knit i-cord! Here’s a helpful photo tutorial by Amanda Berry.
I think my hybrid hat came out Very Cute!! The wide stripes the yarn created certainly surprised me, but I still love the yarn’s colors, which once knitted became speckled light pink and orange.
The hat took so little time and yarn, I’m going to knit some matching baby legwarmers. Remember the ones I just showed you at the New England Fiber Fest?
I certainly can knit two little striped tubes! I’ll do them in 2×2 rib to match the ribbing on the hat. Off I go to do a pattern search in Ravelry – I need to find out how big around and how long to knit tiny baby legwarmers!
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