Monday, February 9, 2009

Third Knitting Project: Baby Gnomey Hat

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!


gana said...

too cute!

SwedeLife said...

So cute!

Gah, this is why I need to learn to knit. I have a new baby, live near a bunch of sheep and good local wool, and actually use hats and scarves on a daily basis!!! Well, we sure use hats over here so if you end up obsessed wit hthr pattern, you know where to send them!

Kerri said...

what a sweet hat! i want to learn to knit, and it has been on my list of things to do for quite some time. i've even gotten some baby beannie hat books. now i just need to learn so i can use the books. :)

Anonymous said...

one of my good friends knit me this hat for Malaya's blessingway :) its quite popular these days!!!
thank you for all your comments, blessings and support!!!