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.