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dagny
09-30-2007, 02:03 PM
I've never finished anything before! This is my very first completed project. I knit the hat last night from the book Itty Bitty Hats, it's called Simple Baby Cap 1. I made a couple mistakes on the DPN and found all of that very awkward at the top of the hat. I was trying to make the newborn size for my niece due in November, but for some reason it is much too big and fits my 7 month old :shrug: I used the actual recommended yarn and needle size and the gauge seemed accurate so I'm stumped. Maybe it's supposed to shrink when washed? It's 100% cotton..

Anyway here it is with my little girl modeling it!

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Jan in CA
09-30-2007, 02:10 PM
Oh my gosh..your daughter is adorable!!

That hat looks great! :thumbsup: DPNs are hard to get used to, but doing it that way is the easiest. You could also so the top with 2 circs or use ML if you prefer.

dustinac
09-30-2007, 02:39 PM
aww how cute!!! It looks great... :happydance:

I'm not sure why it turned out to big...unless maybe your gauge changed...My first hat I made for my son is sooo huge it doesn't fit anyone's head :teehee:

nonny2t
09-30-2007, 03:17 PM
:yay::cheering::woot:For completing your project. It looks great and your model is gorgeous! Such beautiful eyes!

ah
09-30-2007, 06:36 PM
What a sweet girl! The hat is cute too.

Mama Bear
09-30-2007, 07:00 PM
Your hat has been upstaged by your adorable daughter!

The hat looks great too :)

Mama Bear

Mariblue
09-30-2007, 09:07 PM
Your little girl is too precious! The hat looks great!

knitgal
09-30-2007, 09:49 PM
The hat looks great! Aren't baby heads all pretty big anyways? It will probably fit the newborn soon anyways, so I wouldn't worry about it. If it's 100% cotton it will definitely shrink in the wash, if you want to try it.

Doodknitwit
09-30-2007, 10:12 PM
how sweet is that baby!!! great job on the hat!!

*KnitPixie*
09-30-2007, 10:15 PM
soo cute:thumbsup:Oh and you did a great job on the hat too:teehee:

Dangles
10-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Your daughter as too adorable. The hat looks great. Good job, dagny.

astonh
10-02-2007, 05:11 PM
That hat is PRECIOUS! WTG! :yay:

I've been fighting with DPNs on a baby hat for charity knitting project and finally just had to put them down for a while...before I hurt someone with them. I'm envious of you that you mastered those suckers! :mrgreen: EXCELLENT job!

Waggus
10-02-2007, 05:37 PM
[QUOTE=dagny;972196] I was trying to make the newborn size for my niece due in November, but for some reason it is much too big and fits my 7 month old QUOTE]

Give it to your niece anyway! People always give everything tiny for babies and it's nice to have something for them to grow into. On occasions when people have given us baby clothes of a bigger size I really appreciate it as the first size they grow out of within weeks.