I should admit that I thought of this project in the middle of the night September 29th or 30th. I didn’t really plan it and it shows in my finished projects. It took me a little while to decide whether I should focus on quantity (lots and lots of little hats) or quality (a few really nice larger sets.) I think I will try to do some of both.
I also had trouble finding a pretty hat pattern I really liked, which is why I have been working on the bonnet pattern. I really like it for the smaller sizes. I think it will be pretty for larger sizes, too, once I get them sorted out. Which leads to a question: bonnets for boys, yes or no? Are they still considered formal, or are they now just girly? I can, and probably will, easily make more boyish hats.
Here are my finished projects. I have several little blankets in various stages of production as well.
October 1st: The pink blanket and little bonnet will be a set. I think the bonnet is about a 20 week size.
October 2nd: Mamma that Makes has a few patterns for cocoons. I tried one, and modified it. I don’t think I will make more. A blanket is more versatile (size) and I think more special. The little beanies are super fast and easy to make, even without a pattern. I need to do some striped ones.
October 3rd: Random hatting. I had fun trying out some patterns from Mamma That Makes. I didn’t find one I really liked, so I started messing around. The little blue pompom hat turned out pretty cute. And the cream bonnet at center bottom is what started my Lacey Shell Bonnet.
October 4th: I knitted. These blankets are super soft.
October 5th: This blanket was started on the 4th and took a while to finish. I made it in Caron Simply Soft and I love the result. The pattern is available free on Ravelry. Beautiful Shells Blanket and is worked from the center out.
October 6th: Shell Bonnet! And a simple dc bonnet to which I added lace edging. Once I finish the shell bonnet pattern I’m going to try adding lace edging to those, too. So easy and so sweet.
October 7th: I worked on the larger sizes of the shell bonnet. I’m still tweaking the proportions and trying to figure out what sizes I made.
October 8th: We had the kids at an amusement park all day today and didn’t get home until 9 pm. Then we still had to get the kids all transferred to bed. But I managed to make one, very tiny, bonnet.