I mentioned that over the weekend I had knit a couple of baby hats. This gave me a feeling of accomplishment, because TWO things! Small things, yes, but still, there are two.
Project: Hats for October Twins Who Ended Up Being Born in July
Pattern(s): Patrick's Pumpkin, by Lee Ann Bonson; and, Kid's Fruit Cap, by Ann Norling
Yarn: Encore Colorspun Worsted, in green, purple, and orange colorways (I used stash leftovers, and don't have the ball bands)
Needles: Size 6 and 8US
Modifications: For the pumpkin hat, you make the crown of leaves separately and then join it to the brim of the hat - I left the crown as a strip, because I find it easier to attach that way.
Notes: I made the smallest size of each pattern - they will likely swim in them this year, since they are so tiny, but maybe by next year they can wear them. Both of these are go-to patterns for me for baby gifts, as they are quick and I almost always have some Encore in the stash.
I'm going to mail them once I know the babies are out of the hospital. I feel pretty certain they will be well-received. And since they are machine washable and dryable, they don't create unnecessary work for new parents who already have their hands full.