A quick baby hat

Hello everyone,

How are you all doing? I hope you have lots of lovely crafting filling your life currently. I still have two projects on the go (my hand dyed socks and my crochet ripple), but I quickly whipped up a baby hat. This hat is to go with the elephant I knitted for my friends baby (due in March).

I very vaguely followed this pattern in the newborn size. However, I didn’t do the ribbed brim, I did a rolled brim by just knitting all of the stitches from the beginning. I think a rolled brim adds a certain cuteness to baby hats, and it means it should fit for a while longer. I needed to knit this yarn in a vaguely gender neutral colour as they haven’t found out what they are having. I decided to use some yarn I had leftover from my autumn blanket. The yarn is Sirdar Crofter in the bracken colourway. It is mainly green/ cream but it has bits of purple in it. I thought this would be a great colour to make the hat in, and I had spare yarn. The hat was an easy knit and knitted up in an hour or so. Nice and easy TV knitting. So here it is.

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I think this and the elephant should make a good gift. I am going to pass it over to her either tomorrow or Friday. I hope she likes it! My next knitting plans are to get my hand dyed socks finished so that I can cast on some for my other half. He is sad he only has three pairs. His feet are big! Anyone else know what I mean?

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