Ok here it is.
The first is just something I went at, started knitting, for practice, decreased the stitches and sewed it together into a perfect little hood bonnet.
The girls at my prenatal class loved this one and it was just terribly simple to make, but soo cute.
This is the vibrant blue I mentioned. It's mixed with multicolor rainbow dyed yarn that I found in mom's stash.
I had no idea I'd actually finish this as a project but hey it works!
The model is my daughter's cabbage patch doll.
Neat thing: A newborn to 3 month old child has an average head size of 14"-15 1/2". The standard for cabbage patch dolls is about that. Not newborn cabbage patch dolls, the "kid" ones are the perfect size for an average one month old infant. I'm using a boy because theres no bulky wool hair and of course the baby I'm knitting for (who isn't born yet) is a boy!
Ok onto the next one.
This was something I thought would look really cool. I was right.
Each panel starts off with three stitches, add one on each end until there are ten stitches. Then switch colors for the checkered pattern panels or just keep going until you've done 20 rows of ten stitches each. Switch colors again after another 10 is done to get the checkers. At the end of 20 rows of 10 stitches I tried to rib 5 rows of a new color. Ok so that didn't work perfectly but look, it's sooo cute.
There are four checkered panels and two solids. All sewn together quite neatly inside.
On the top I finished them together with "ears" started out with three stitches and did a few rows, added, added , added, and then a few more and voila here's some cute little ears.
The tongue is sewn on, just started out with two red stitches and added added, and then a couple rows until it was tongue shaped.
The nose I started out with one stitch and added added added and then I had a triangle nose to tack on. The eyes are embroidered with thick white yarn and detailed with a thin black yarn.
All together this is my super cute, checkered green and yellow puppy hat for a three month old infant.