I'm passionately in love with a sock yarn I just discovered this month. It's Fortissima Socka "Teddy" yarn. It's a combo of luscious super wash wool and acrylic. The knitted result is almost chennile in texture and it's HEAVENLY. Even better, it's self-striping, which is always a bonus.
I made myself some socks with this stuff over Christmas, and I'm addicted now. I've almost worn holes in this pair already!
So when Metrodad asked me to "whip up a little knitted baby thing" as a gift for our friends who had a baby last week, of COURSE I had to find a way to use this new favorite yarn.
I settled on an adorable infant hat with ear flaps that I found HERE.
Props to "Hey Julie" blog for the awesome free pattern! Because of the nature of the yarn, I had to modify the pattern, which was originally done in stockinette, so it wouldn't curl- but I'm super happy with the results. This little guy was super quick and the pattern is fool proof and leaves room for lots of personalization options. For mine, I added removable, tassled ties (that hook onto buttons attached to the ear flaps) and a tassel on the top. I've got hat envy!
I'm now working on one to match these teensy pink shoes (also in the Fortissima sock yarn of course) for OUR new baby, due in 2 weeks. I need to embellish these, but haven't quite decided what I want to do yet...
I love knitting little booties! So quick & Fun!