A few winter knitting projects… baby hats. The first was a hat for my nephew born in December. I knit him a little hat with two strands of handspun angora yarn, and it was so heavenly soft. How to even describe how soft that yarn is? Hmm…. It felt like what I would imagine knitting with fluffy angel feathers would feel like. That’s really the only way I can think to describe it. I rubbed the finished hat against my cheek, and then simply couldn’t wait for my sister and brother-in-law to get it in the mail so they could feel it too.
The next two hats I knit were for friends of ours, sisters, who were pregnant at the same time. I wanted to knit matching hats for their babies. I found this soft blue color when picking out yarn for the project at Cozy. The yarn is Blue Sky Woolstok Worsted, and as soon as I saw it I thought it would be the perfect yarn for baby hats. Rather than make up the pattern like I did with the first hat, I followed the pattern for Magic Coffee Baby Hat, leaving out the stripes and the loop at the top.
It’s nice to have little knitting projects, it feels satisfying to finish them so quickly. Plus, I love knitting for babies… and cozy baby hats are such a wonderful thing to have in the wintertime.