It is indeed true, ’cause I saw it on facebook. But really, I love to knit and the to me the knitting season does start in October. Most of the gardening chores are finished even thought the harvest is still trickling in, although in this years case, the CSA veggies are still coming in strong. Squash, peppers, kale, onions, leeks, and cabbage. But I digress, back to the knitting…. A new wee one is on its way in November in the extended family. Everyone is very excited, and I just had to knit something itty bitty! With a little help from my brother, the yarn was a present from him for Christmas last year (he’s got great taste) its Lorna’s Laces superwash merino in a beautiful rose.
I found the pattern in this book, Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys, its the Special Day Silk Hat. (Just an FYI, there is an errata for the pattern I used on her website here.) There’s just something about hats, I they are my favorite to knit, they’re a quick project that lends itself to creativity. I was very happy with the results, very feminine, and I did fret over the choice of ribbon, but finally decided upon a pale green velvet. Very classic and so adorable.