The Baby Bunny Hat was a free pattern that I got with the purchase of Plymouth Yarn, and I finished it in just four evenings of lazy knitting. The “Sweet Caroline” yarn wasn’t as hard on my hands as some other cotton yarns I’ve tried (Sugar ‘n Cream, I’m looking at you) and I was impressed by how soft it felt both as a ball and after it was knit. The single dyed strand in the yarn shaded nicely from one colour to the next and didn’t pool or flash at all. I think it looks a lot like vanilla ice cream with sprinkles.
The pattern was actually written for Baby Bunny yarn, which has slightly more yardage per 50g ball than the Sweet Caroline does. I have seven grams left over after knitting the three-month size, so there might even be enough for the six-month size… but you’d probably need to dip into a second ball for the 9-12 or 18-24 month sizes.
The only modification that I made to the pattern was that I worked in the round, rather than knitting flat and then seaming it up afterward. The stitch pattern gets broken up across double-pointed needles, but it was easy enough to keep my place. Perhaps some people prefer seaming to knitting in the round, but I’m not one of them!
Baby-sized knits are fantastic instant gratification projects. I always forget how tiny baby clothes are; it seemed like I’d barely cast on when it was time to weave the ends in! Yesterday I picked up a little pink bag and some tissue paper, and tomorrow I will mail the hat off! I really hope the mom-to-be likes it.
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