I have been very neglectful about posting, so I thought I'd just share some pictures with you of what I've been up to lately. We have a small hospital here in town and I was chatting with one of the maternity nurses and casually inquired if they ever had a use for baby hats. I didn't dream of the response. As it turns out, they just love them but the wonderful knitter who use to make them stopped and has since passed away. I volunteered to knit a "few" to see if they'd like them.
Some of the hats are from free patterns that I found on Ravelry, like this little rosebud hat.
Baby Hats I modified it by making both the rosebud and the leaf slightly smaller. These are for newborns after all! I used Plymouth Yarns "Jeannee" for all of the hats. It's a cotton acrylic blend that can be machine washed and dried. All of these hats were fresh out of the dryer!
Another really cute hat is this pumpkin hat found here. I've knit this one a number of times for the Fall babies and didn't change it at all except that I knit the ribbed version and alternated one row of k7, p1 with one row of knit. It makes these cute little bumps that stand out a little bit more.
So far, I've knit and delivered about 26 hats to the hospital. Next up, I've got to start thinking about Christmas and Winter babies. Maybe some stocking caps?