I realize that I have made lots and lots of hats, but this project is giving me fits! One of my absolute best friends is about to have a baby and asked me to knit a hat for the little lima bean. I was happy to comply. She wants a newborn hat for pictures in the style of those old sleep hats. Think a 'Twas The Night Before Christmas stocking cap, but in miniature. Seems easy, all I have to do is decrease, right?
(Just nod along if you are not a knitter. Thanks.)
I tore out most of the first iteration (think of it as v1.0) after it got a strange, uneven seam. No pictures of that, it was gone too quickly.
v1.2 is more like a standard baby hat with a tail.
That one is pretty cute. Kind of an elf hat. But I still wasn't satisfied, and since I have 6 skeins of yarn, I cast on v2.0.
Again, this has a very defined seam, but at least it is straight. In fact, I think tiny little babies could ski down it, if they so desired. However, it folds over nicely and may look great. Hard to tell. I don't have an infant to test it on.
I was talking to a friend today, and she may be able to get the pattern I need. So there is a possibility that v3.0 will be coming down the line quickly. Perhaps a newborn lima bean needs 3 hats.
Now you may be wondering at the strange pictures with the post, but I don't want to give it all away. I haven't sent these off yet! Completed pictures to follow once the hats finally arrive at their new home, in Illinois.