Since, given the nature of the blog, you ought to figure it out pretty quickly. When I had my appointment the other day, we had another ultrasound. There was some pretty strong evidence that these babies are…
Boys! (Yes, we did ask the doctor to double-check. Let’s just say the images were pretty convincing.) We were more surprised than anything else, because we had been so sure that we were getting girls. And I am a bit bummed that I don’t get to make flowers and dresses. AGAIN. But do you know how much knitting I would have to do to outfit two girls in everything I’ve ever wanted to make for daughters? A LOT. Like, an impossible amount. So that’s a bit of a relief. Let me say, too, that the amount of mayhem we expect to have with four boys – so young – is both daunting and really, really exciting. It will be a zoo…and I’ve always loved the zoo.
But! Most of you will have just stopped by for the pattern.
Basic Baby Beanie
- Lion BrandÂ Wool-Ease (197 yd/180m
per 85 g/3oz skein); about 50 yds per hat. Hats shown in Denim.
- H/8 -Â 5.00mm hook
Gauge: 12 sts x 10 rows in hdc = 4″
Size: Newborn (to fit approximately 15″ head)
- ch = chain
- hdc = half-double crochet
- inc = make two stitches in next st
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
Note: US pattern conventions used.
Do not join rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 3; make 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: [Hdc inc in next st] around. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: [Hdc in next st, hdc inc in next st] around. (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: [Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc in next st] around. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: [Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc in next st] around. (40 hdc)
Rnds 6-15: Hdc in each st around.
To finish, sc in next st, sl st in each of next two sts. Finish off, weave in ends.
These hats are very quick to make (I made both of them last night while Greg tried out a new video game), and you could easily make two out of aÂ ‘standard’ 110-yard skein of worsted.
Watch this space for more baby boy items. I’m feeling better.