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iwouldratherbeknitting
12-10-2007, 09:24 AM
It's for a co-worker's upcoming soon to be born 'baby.' She doesn't know the sex of the baby-- so, I bought some yarn that I thought would work for either gender..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2315/2100085533_1d98be994f.jpg
And.. here it is being 'modeled by my Kleenix' box.. well, at least it is a pretty HOLIDAY DESIGN! :roflhard: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2380/2100866200_4374e7c33b.jpg

Knitting_Guy
12-10-2007, 09:27 AM
Looks great, I'm sure she'll love it. :thumbsup:

ritaw
12-10-2007, 09:31 AM
Looks so pretty. :)

iwouldratherbeknitting
12-10-2007, 09:36 AM
Thanks so much! The yarn is soft.. but, I found 4 knots in it!! Grr... I just untied them and felted the joins together.. so, I wouldn't have any 'ends to weave' in.. especially since it would have been 4 ENDS TO WEAVE in.. :D

knitgal
12-10-2007, 10:10 AM
What a lovely hat! That's a great colour choice since they don't know the gender. I just love those colours.
I can sympathize with the knots. I find my yarn is riddled with knots- they try to find me! I learned a felted join very early on.

yarnrainbow
12-10-2007, 10:21 AM
Beautiful! Love the color choice.

GiddyKnitter
12-10-2007, 11:48 AM
Love the colour x

Eccie
12-10-2007, 12:45 PM
It's great, I love those colors :)

Suziblues
12-10-2007, 01:32 PM
I LOVE those color's, GREAT job and really CUTE!

sue in canada
12-10-2007, 02:22 PM
Very cute. Love the colors

Jaxhil
12-10-2007, 02:23 PM
:muah: Gorgeous!! Perfect for boy *or* girl-I love it!

Jan in CA
12-10-2007, 03:13 PM
It's so cute!

iwouldratherbeknitting
12-10-2007, 05:09 PM
Yeah.. time zone differences.. I go to sleep and wake up to tons of nice comments! :hug:

Abbily
12-10-2007, 05:47 PM
Gorgeous! I love the yarn!

dustinac
12-10-2007, 09:14 PM
:happydance: very pretty!! the yarn looks so warm and cozy...

Slim
12-11-2007, 08:32 AM
Pretty hat for a lucky little baby! That yarn is gorgeous! I love the colors. I tried to read the label, but couldn't see all of it -- what is it? Is it really soft?

iwouldratherbeknitting
12-11-2007, 10:56 AM
Yes, very soft and seems like it would felt in about 5 minutes! I'll have to include a DO NOT WASH IN HOT WATER or use the DRYER label w/ my gift! :D

It's yarn imported from Japan.. I don't remember the brand name- I just know it's a merino wool and is 100% wool.

Not a color that I'd wear- but, I think it will be so cute on a baby. I might add some 'ear flaps?'

Doodknitwit
12-11-2007, 11:13 AM
gorgeous!! :blooby:

momwolf
12-11-2007, 02:17 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_122.gif

kbagel
12-11-2007, 04:07 PM
That's gorgeous! I love the colors. What pattern is that?

Debkcs
12-11-2007, 04:24 PM
The colorway is perfect for a baby, or a box of Kleenex, congratulations!

Gretaoto
12-11-2007, 04:50 PM
This is gorgeous, love the colors!

mhansen
12-11-2007, 07:53 PM
Cute. I love the color.

iwouldratherbeknitting
12-11-2007, 09:01 PM
What pattern? ;) :roflhard:

I just cast on.. some stitches and kept adding more until it looked as long as I thought a hat should look for a baby about 6 months old (the baby will be born this spring- and I wanted something for its first winter).. so, I ended up casting on 60 stitches and then knitted it about 4 inches in the round..
Then, I thought.. oh heck.. I should add another couple of rounds of knitting.. and then, I started decreasing.. I did it every 6th stitch.. but, shhh don't tell anyone.. at one point.. I must have miscounted (I did have to get up for some water and answer the phone one time) and one of the decreases was 8 stitches .. and was just a little wider than the others were.. but, you know what?

IT doesn't really show.. I didn't even notice it.. until I was almost finished.. and it's for a baby.. they'll be looking at how cute the sweet little thing is in his/her colorful warm wool hat w/ the green pompom on the top, right?
However, the decreases have a nice star pattern in red.. and the final row was the beginning of a color change.
Thanks everyone.. I'll work on the little mittens and get them finished up. I'll make some w/out the thumbs.. just little hand 'sacks' attached w/ strings to run through the baby's coat/etc.. so, the mittens won't be lost.

DreamWeaver
12-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Awww... it's an apple! That is so freaking cute!!! :inlove: :inlove:

Great job. That looks really well made, and in a nice pretty color. Rock on!

Chikky
12-11-2007, 11:09 PM
That is so cute. I love the colors, too!! Great job. :)

Hygiene Mama
12-12-2007, 12:52 AM
I love the yarn, good colorway choice!:cheering:

WandaT
12-12-2007, 07:57 AM
It's beautiful!! LOVE the colors!