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Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-01-2006, 12:49 PM
After Victoise posted her watermelon hat (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14383) I decided to make one for my girlfriends's 3-week-old.

I used the pattern for the Feather Lace Ruffle in Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge (pg. 56), and knitted it flat, so there would be an opening in the back--I didn't want the ruffle to bunch at the back of baby's neck, so this way it can be spread open so it's comfy!
After decreasing, I knit a few round in the dark green, then 2 rounds in light green (didn't have white!) and then the red. Instead of decreasing at the top, I just ran thread through the live stitches and cinched it up. I was orginally going to put black beads on for the "seeds" but I didn't want baby to roll over and have a bead pressing on her head. (i'm very paranoid about my knitting "hurting" babies!)... SO I just randomly "embroidered" black dots.

Hat was made with 1 ball of Shine Worsted in Watermelon, 1 ball of Shine Sport in Grass, about 2 yards each of Shine Sport in Green Apple, and Shine Worsted in Ebony... all from Knitpicks (www.knitpicks.com)

The circumference of the hat is just right (15 inches) but I think the brim is I'm a little worried that the brim is going to cover baby's face, but she sleeps allt he time anyway, so maybe it will help bring her nice dreams :angelgrin:

Jan in CA
07-01-2006, 01:02 PM
That is just adorable, Hildie! See if you can get a picture of it on the baby when you give it to her!

Freyja
07-01-2006, 01:14 PM
cute, cute, cute!

nicolethegeek
07-01-2006, 01:38 PM
Way too cute Hilde!

Angelia
07-01-2006, 02:29 PM
Love it!!! :inlove: :inlove:

sara_jayne
07-01-2006, 03:32 PM
That is soooo adorable Hild!! I love the brim of the hat - it is perfect!

newamy
07-01-2006, 04:15 PM
Too Cute! :heart:

DeAnzaJig
07-01-2006, 10:21 PM
I :heart: your watermelon hat!

I'm working on 3 right now, without ruffles, and was wondering what you meant about "embroidered" for adding the seeds? Are the "seeds" all made with a single piece of yarn and connected in the back or are they all put on separately?

Ingrid
07-01-2006, 10:43 PM
Hildie--if you every get a picture of the baby in that adorable hat, please post it!!

CindyH
07-02-2006, 02:38 AM
Aw so cute!! :cheering:

Andrea
07-02-2006, 05:07 AM
So, that means you have 14 WsIP left? :thinking:

It's so cute, Hildie!! :inlove:

nanonette
07-02-2006, 10:01 AM
So CUTE!!! :cheering: :thumbsup:

rebecca
07-02-2006, 01:13 PM
:D Tooooo cute :thumbsup:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-02-2006, 01:36 PM
yes Andres, 14 more WsIPs!!!

and was wondering what you meant about "embroidered" for adding the seeds? Are the "seeds" all made with a single piece of yarn and connected in the back or are they all put on separately?

No, each one is seperate. I originally was going to do french knots, and while they looked cute it was like HELLO SEEDS instead of "oh, look at the cute seeds".... I split the yarn into only 2 strands, but then my french knot technique dissapeared, so I just kind of sewed over them a f times, and tied a knot in the back.


Thanks everyone for the feedback! :heart: I'm going to try to get the hat to baby this holiday weekend so I can get a picture!

becjo
07-05-2006, 08:40 AM
Yes - we must get a picture of that on the baby - I have to see the ruffles around a little head! Its just adorable!

mulene
07-05-2006, 10:44 AM
That hat is so gorgeous. Love the way it looks =D

Jenelle
07-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Aww that's so adorable! :inlove: :heart: