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.
Because she was keeping the gender a surprise I stuck to neutral colours and picked these two lovely yellows and the white.
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.
I used some leftover yarn from my stash, some DROPS Merino Extra Fine.
And of course I made a little box to put the booties in.
Additionally, I also made another favourite of mine, this DROPS cable beanie.
I used some leftover DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk that I also had in my stash, luckily I had similar shades of yellow.
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.
And I love this pattern, the way the cables meet at the top of the crown make it a very special hat.
My friend loved both of these gifts and I’m sure her baby will look adorable in them.
Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in Mustard, Light Yellow and White
Needle size: 3.5mm
Pattern: Cable Beanie by DROPS Design
Yarn: DROPS Baby AlpacaSilk in White and Wheat
Needle size: 2.5mm
Back in 2012 my friend Heidy ordered one cable coat for her little girl Sophia, doesn’t she look adorable in it? Well, Heidy liked it so much she ordered another one in navy blue with a matching beret.
This is a great DROPS pattern, which I knitted using DROPS Merino Extra Fine, which calls for size 4mm needles, so a nice, quick knit.
The cables next to the buttons give the little coat a little bit of extra detail. As do the cables that are knitted along the yoke.
A crochet picot edge on the bottom of the coat, the sleeves and the little collar make it look even more girly.
It’s another favourite pattern of mine, mainly because it’s all knitted in one, just a bit of seaming to do under the arms and that’s it. The best about knitting DROPS patterns in my opinion, they often don’t call for a lot of seaming and sewing.
The beret also looks great. And is a very straightforward knit.
I love how the decreases make a very pretty crown.
And Sophia looks just soo adorable in her little ensemble.
The third item I made for my friend who’s little man turned one just this last month is this little hat. The first one was the cardigan, the second were the booties.
I love this pattern, it’s such a neat little hat and I love the cables. I used DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk, which is amazingly luxurious and soft.
I used a similar light minty colour for it like I did for the cardigan and booties that I posted about earlier in the week. It’s quite a unisex colour and the pictures don’t really do it justice.
I also love the crown of the hat, it’s such a pretty top for such a pretty hat.
And here are a final couple of pictures that show the entire lot I sent my friend.
I’ve got two projects to show you today. One of them is a mystery Christmas one, and its the second time I’m doing cables, I love them! I’m quite pleased I decided to knit this project as I’m finally using a ball of black wool…I don’t normally have any use for black wool. I just can’t make black baby clothes.
The second project is a bigger pair of my booties for my best friend Kerstin’s little boy Tom. She’s ordered them from me, so I need to get a move on and finish them.
I’ve got a confession to make, I’ve never knitted cables. Actually, I’ve never knitted cables until today! I just can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to give them a try. I was always under the impression that they would be really complicated to knit, not sure why. That brings me nicely onto my current WIP:
Today I started a little cable vest for Luke and it’s the first time in a while that I’ve chosen another colour than green. The blue is really nice and I love how the cables are turning out…pretty impressive for my first ones. Or maybe I’m just being silly?