a hat

September 8, 2010

i don’t get the appeal of knitting for babies.
besides that fact that it’s cheaper and faster.

i have done it since,
being a knitter,
it’s just one of those things we do.

but i don’t desire it.
i don’t fawn over baby patterns,
cooing at the über cuteness.

most of the time i think people make babies look silly
and i just feel embarrassed for both baby and parent.

but then there’s this:

once again the knitting gods have made me their bitch
because i knit that. i knit a silly hat and kinda forgot that i did.

now the little shit finally fits into it . . .

. . .and it’s fucking adorable.


anyone know a good baby sweater pattern?

13 Responses to “a hat”

  1. Charissa Says:

    I have about 500 kids and I don’t get knitting for babies either. They are disgusting and they outgrow it in no time. I am baffled when people knit little baby things in gorgeous hand wash yarns. WTF?

  2. Charissa said WTF and complained about using gorgeous handwash yarn for baby knitting? Is it Armageddon?

    Baby sweater patterns are easy to find — use the Ravelry machine, as Lisa would say!

  3. Sarah Says:

    I think knitting for the baby was a nesting thing for me. She outgrew most of the stuff I made for her before she wore it once, but darn it if that little row of handknit sweaters hanging in the closet awaiting her arrival didn’t look absolutely adorable.

    Love the hat, by the way. I am all about putting animal-esque ears on kids these days.

  4. Yokoo Says:

    I love knitting baby gear! I love this hat too! Looks like the pup in the background is a little jealous! xoxo

  5. Allison Says:

    Debbie Bliss has some really cute sweater patterns for babies. You can find most of her patterns on Ravelry.

    I totally agree with Charissa – I would never use expense yarn on a baby. Not only will they out grow it in a few months but they’ll end up puking on it. Vanna’s yarn is good enough.

  6. Megan Says:

    What about MY hat? Knitting for me is almost like knitting for a baby. I wear a 6 7/8 (in baseball cap sizes…not sure how/if that translates into knitting).

  7. AnnaM Says:

    I made the 5 hour earlier this year. FIVE HOURS MY BIG FAT ASS. And I am currently making Ye Olde Baby Surprise Jacquette. I give both 2 sticks up.

  8. Brooke Says:

    The hat is super cute. I got 2 sweater patterns at Silk Retreat, designed by our very own little Harlot….cables, uber cute and will not make baby or mum look like a dork. I’m almost done with one of them. i’ll post a picture of the pieces and then when its done. very cute and quick knit even for me. If you look up in Guiness Book of World Records under “slowest Freakin’ knitter ever” – you’ll find my picture.. snicker snicker grunt grunt.

  9. 2muchfun Says:

    Very adorable. I, too, am in search of the perfect baby sweater. (No BSJ this time around, thankyouverymuch.) Mom breaks out from acrylic, so chances are baby will too. Have to use the good stuff. Have yarn, need pattern.

  10. lauren Says:

    I am not at all a fan of babyknits, either. It’s ridiculous since they’re so small, but I’m actually physically incapable of finishing a pair of booties. That bonnet is cute, though. Personally, if I crochet something baby-sized that is much more likely to get finished. As for cute knit patterns, though, I’ve had this one (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angle-lille-vinkel) in my queue for a while and think it looks like a lot of fun.

  11. Melissa Says:

    I would highly recommend the Baby Sophisticate. Classic top down construction, yarn chunky enough to make the project go quickly, but not so chunky that it looks like a garbage bag with arms.

  12. babelbabe Says:

    knitting for babies is fun. and as someone who has had lots of babies, it’s nice to have a few special things for them to wear, the little hoodlums. That said – I ALWAYS use machine washable yarn and almost always knit the 12month size, so it last a wee bit longer. i find all my patterns on ravelry, because I am cheap and/or lazy.

  13. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    Here’s a sweet sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/super-natural-stripes

    And it’s quick!

    But that Ravelry has LOTS of suggestions!

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