Thursday, November 09, 2006

Quick and Cute

Pattern: Cupcake Hat
Yarn: Plymouth Dreambaby DK
Needles: Sz 7 Clover Bamboo DPNs
Dates: Saturday November 4-Tuesday November 7
Mods: I used DK weight instead of worsted weight yarn. Babies here in Texas don't need superduper warm hats, and I was knitting for a newborn instead of a 1-4 year old as the pattern calls for.
Thoughts - Hate the row of nubbles. But looks so cute! I finally think my pompoms are getting better - they were quite anemic for a while. This is a great standby baby girl pattern - quick and cute!

I knit this for the art teacher at our school who is due in a few weeks - her 2 year old loved it and wore it the whole night after the baby shower!

I have quite a bit of yarn left over, so I may save it for another baby (none due right away) or add it to the pile of yarn for the charity knitting, more of which I hope to crank out in a few weeks during Knit Unto Others. More on that later!

P.S. Had to rip back the damn sleeve AGAIN tonight - still too small. I think I'm going to knit straight for quite a bit - my arms are pretty much the same girth for most of the arm length - until about mid-forearm. Then I'll do some decreases. At this rate I could have had this sucker done by now. Arrrrggghhhh!


  1. Pompoms are so challenging, aren't they?

  2. You did a great job, cuz it looks just like a cupcake! Very cute!

  3. That is adorable!

  4. Makes me hungry just looking at it!

  5. Such a cute hat! And I feel your pain over the ripping, but it's going to be worth it! (I swear).

  6. What a fun hat! It would be a great gift for a baby's first birthday too! Yeah for baby gifts!

  7. Anonymous6:32 AM

    So cute! I swore I wasn't going to do any Christmas knitting, but I may have to make an exception for this one... especially since my little cousin's nickname is Cupcake.