I am so pleased with how well it turned out, and how even my somewhat lame sewing skills managed to place and secure the applique pieces so that it actually looks balanced. Personally, I think it looks yar!
For those of you who are interested, here are the details:Pattern: Sailboat, from Itty-Bitty Hats, by Susan B. Anderson.
Size: 0-3 months.
Needles: US7 double points.
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic in colors denim, red, navy, white. (The color numbers are: 3001, 3818, 3997, 3856, but I don't have the bands in front of me to know which number goes to which color ...)
Started: March 20, 2008.
Finished: The pieces were all knitted by March 30; I sewed the knitted applique pieces onto the finished hat on April 6.
I think that Ben and Halden will really like it. (Doughboy will like it if I show it to him while also holding a treat ...) And hopefully, they'll give us a picture of the baby wearing it. If so, you know I'll post it here.
In other news, look what Brigitte sent to me!
(I never doubted that someone with such a lovelly name, who also has cats, would be nice - but this is extra nice ...) Thank you so much, Brigitte!
Except now I have the song in my head again ...