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FO: Beanie on a Handsome Baby Boy

I am calling this the week of hats, although this is only the second hat I am posting about this week, it makes me think that I’ll continue to for the rest of the week.

This latest one is the cable beanie that I’ve knitted a few times already, and a friend from my CrossFit class that I attended through the Summer last year ordered this for her little boy. By the way I am hoping to get back to my class, but have been plagued by sciatica problems…I blame my heavy baby boy!

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I knitted the 9-12 months size after my friend gave me the right measurements. She liked the blue and turquoise combination, but I picked the exact combination.

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I used some DROPS Baby Merino from the stash, but also ordered some to be able to complete the beanie.

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I also knitted a pair of booties for her gorgeous boy, in a bigger than usual size, which actually worked a treat.

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I just added another 10 stitches when casting on and kept the rest of the pattern as it was, so the booties ended up a size 11 cm as per my friend’s request.

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I also picked some bigger buttons to go with the larger booties.

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I know the colour combination isn’t actually the same as the beanie, but it’s as close as I could get it.

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Here are both, the beanie and the booties together.

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My friend’s gorgeous little man has been wearing his beanie a lot, as far as I know and she sent me this gorgeous picture of him…he is such a handsome little man.

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STATS
Beanie
Pattern:
 Beanie by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in electric blue and turquoise.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 23rd-24th January 2016.

Booties
Pattern:
 My own.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in denim blue and turquoise.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 22nd-23rd January 2016.

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo

A good friend from boarding school recently had a baby and when I found out of course I had to knit her a hat and bootie combo.

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Because she was keeping the gender a surprise I stuck to neutral colours and picked these two lovely yellows and the white.

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I used my amended version of Saartjes Bootees pattern available on Ravelry. I really should write up my version of these booties and publish it as they really are just a little bit quicker and easier.

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I used some leftover yarn  from my stash, some DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

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And of course I made a little box to put the booties in.

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I used some leftover DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk that I also had in my stash, luckily I had similar shades of yellow.

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I LOVE knitting with this yarn as it’s incredibly soft and even though it calls for 2.5mm needles it still knits up relatively quickly.

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And I love this pattern, the way the cables meet at the top of the crown make it a very special hat.

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My friend loved both of these gifts and I’m sure her baby will look adorable in them.

STATS
Booties

Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in Mustard, Light Yellow and White
Needle size: 3.5mm

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Beanie
Pattern:
Cable Beanie by DROPS Design
Yarn: DROPS Baby AlpacaSilk in White and Wheat
Needle size: 2.5mm