So a friend of mine had a baby recently and I, of course, wanted to knit something for the new little guy. This is a special friend and therefore she has a special baby. A baby deserving of handspun, I decided. So I plowed through the stash and I found this skein from a while back.
Merino and silk for a baby? Sure, why not?
My first attempt was the Cisco hat. It’s very cute but I kept getting confused trying to follow the directions without actually knitting the stripes. Frog.
My second attempt was the Jester Hat #104 from the book Knit Baby Head and Toes. It was working out just fine until I got about 2/3 of the way through and realized I was going to run out of yarn. Frog.
My third attempt was the Striped Stocking Cap, also from the book Knit Baby Head and Toes. Turns out that third time is the charm.
I had to pose it on a Longaberger vase. I’m sure it will be cuter on the actual baby.
I love the little knot at the top, too.
Thank goodness I finally found a pattern that worked or this kid would have been 5 before I had a finished hat for him!