The birth of a baby is a universal call to knitters. This is something I have only very recently understood. So when I saw this post on the holy mecca of blogs, just a week after my midwife had her first baby, I decided to challenge myself and do my first knitting-in-the-round project: The Gnomey Hat. I went to our finest local yarn shop for the occasion and picked out this gorgeous self-striping yarn.
Apparently I am not the only one who is enamored with the little gnomey! At a Florida Friends of Midwives event over the weekend, two other mamas were caught knitting the same hat. See, Soule Mama? You are spreading joy, one set of needles at a time. I finished the hat last night and decided not to add the pom-poms (you're welcome, Rio). I like it just the way it is, and I'm sure the sweet little man will look adorable in it. I thought he might be asleep when I gave it to his mama (and he was), so little b's Ernie ball had to pose for me. ...and here is the actual little head that the hat will keep warm. Sweet dreams, darling one!